Chili Cheese Burger

I’m not a big soup fan, but I love chili. Chili is a winner in my book because it’s thick, hardy and preferably spicy. When I saw the idea of a Chili Cheese Burger I knew I had to give it a try.

Chili Cheese Burger from Burger Artist

I knew the Chili Cheese Burger would be good, but I had no idea it’d be one of my favorites. The tomato, chili spices, and cheese all go together amazingly well as a burger. It’s really simple to make too, so you’ve gotta give this burger a try.

Making The Chili

To make this a true chili cheese burger, we’re going to make a chili topping. This helps incorporate the chili spices & tomato into the burger. It’s a really simple version of chili that only takes a few minutes to make.

Chili Cheese Burger from Burger Artist

All it takes is frying up some onions and then adding a bit of extra ground beef, spices, and tomato. This chili adds extra flavor and texture to the burger.

Creating the Chili Cheese Burger

To make the burger we’ll follow the normal procedure, but spice the meat up just a bit with some chili powder & garlic powder. After cooking on one side and flipping we’ll add in our chili & cover in cheese.

It’s helpful to have a lid or another pan to set on top at this point to get the cheese to melt faster. Once it does you’ll see how amazing this burger is looking!

Topping It Off

Slide that burger on a bun and you’re just about ready to go. I like to add some extra spice to my chili so I recommend adding some sliced jalapeños to the top. I’m also adding some green onions for a bit more flavor. Plus it just makes this amazing burger look even better.

Enjoy this incredible burger!

Chili Cheese Burger from Burger Artist
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Chili Cheese Burger

The Chili Cheese Burger is one of my favorites. The tomato, chili spices, and cheese all go together amazingly well as a burger. Make one today!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4



  • 1.5 Lbs Ground Beef (2lbs total for recipe) 80% lean / 20% fat
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1 Bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese


  • 1/2 Lb Ground Beef
  • 1/2 Onion diced
  • 1 Tbsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 15 oz Canned Tomatoes
  • 8 oz Canned Tomato Sauce
  • Green Onions diced to top
  • Vegetable Oil


  • Dice up onion & green onion. Set aside green onion for final topping.

Chili Topping

  • Heat some oil in a pan & cook onion until softened.
  • Add 1/2 Lb of ground beef & cook until browned.
  • Add chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, tomatoes & tomato sauce. Stir to combine and warm. Set aside.


  • Add chili powder & garlic powder to remaining hamburger and mix. Make 4 patties.
  • Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan and cook burgers for 1.5 min on first side.
  • Flip burgers & top with chili and then cheese. Cook until done (about another minute or 2). Top with a lid to melt cheese.
  • Add burger to bun & top with jalapeños & green onions. Enjoy!

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  1. Christine @ myblissfulmess

    This looks and sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try this. I actually want to grill my burgers though. I figure it can’t hurt to grill the patties, then flop them on a baking sheet, top it with the warmed chili, the cheese, and stick it under the broiler real quick to melt the cheese. I know, I’m adding steps but we just got a brand new Weber! LOL Love this! Going on my menu for next week!