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Of all the burger recipes F&W has run (more than 100), and of the six from chef Bobby Flay, this one is the over-the-top best, with juicy meat, gooey cheese, salsa and tortilla chips. Slideshow: F&W’s Best Burger Recipes 

Chef Bobby Flay
Bobby Flay
January 2012

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Credit: © John Kernick

Recipe Summary

total:
35 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

Salsa
Cheese Sauce
Burgers

Directions

Make the salsa
  • In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients and season with salt.

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Make the cheese sauce
  • In a saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the flour and cook over moderate heat for 30 seconds. Whisk in the milk and cook, whisking, until thickened, 5 minutes. Stir in the Jack cheese until melted, then stir in the pecorino; season with salt and pepper. Let cool until spreadable.

Make the burgers
  • Light a grill. Form the beef into 4 patties and brush with oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill over moderately high heat until browned outside and medium within, 4 minutes per side. Place the burgers on the buns, top with the cheese sauce, salsa, jalapeños and chips, and serve.

Suggested Pairing

Bold, berry-rich Zinfandel.

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