Pan-Fried Chorizo Burgers with Avocado, Fried Eggs and Spicy Mayo

  • Serves

    serves 4


A riff on a breakfast plate, these burgers get a wonderful spicy flavor from an even mix of ground beef and chorizo. Topped with melted cheese, avocado, and a perfect runny egg, they make a satisfying meal at any time of day.


  • 12 lb. fresh chorizo, casings removed
  • 12 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 12 tsp. ground coriander
  • 2 tbsp. finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 12 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 12 tbsp. hot sauce, preferably Cholula
  • 1 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns, lightly toasted, for serving
  • Lettuce leaves, and sliced tomatoes, for serving
  • 1 ripe Hass avocado, pitted, peeled, and thinly sliced, for serving
  • 4 fried eggs, for serving (optional)


Step 1

Mix chorizo, beef, cumin, coriander, 1 tbsp. cilantro, garlic, salt, and pepper. Divide mixture into four 3" patties about 1" thick. Mix remaining cilantro with mayonnaise, hot sauce, lime juice, salt, and pepper.

Step 2

Heat oil in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties, flipping once, until cooked to desired doneness, about 12 minutes for medium rare. Place 1 slice cheese over each burger; cook until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes more. Serve on hamburger buns with spicy mayonnaise, lettuce, tomato, and sliced avocado. Top each burger with a fried egg if you like.

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