Chili Cheese Burger

Recipe for a burger with a hot cheese sauce, soft bun and roasted beef patty

chili Cheese Burger served on a wooden plate with hot sauce in a small tray.

Burger with a chili cheese sauce “par excellence”! Soft burger bun, a medium cooked meat patty with delicious roasted flavours, a spicy cheese sauce and fresh, crisp salad wedged in between. Simply delicious!

60 minutes

For 10 people

INGREDIENTS (10 portions)

10 burger buns 
10 leaves lettuce

For the Meat Patties
1.6 kg minced beef (fat content 20%)
2 onions
3 tsp ground mustard seeds
5 tbsp ketchup
1 tsp garlic powder
3 tsp ground paprika seasoning
3 tsp freshly ground pepper
2.5 tbsp salt
neutral oil for frying

For the Chili-Cheese-Sauce
50 g Oldenburger Butter, unsalted
50 g flour
750 g Oldenburger Emmental 45% i.d.m.
250 ml Oldenburger Culinary Cream, 18% fat
500 ml vegetable stock
10 tbsp jalapeños 
5 hot chilis
ground black pepper


Whether you serve it in a bar, restaurant or hotel – the famous chili cheese burger will always be welcome

Peel the onions and dice finely. Wash the lettuce, pat dry and cut in stripes. Grate the Oldenburger Emmental and cut the jalapeños and the chilis in very small pieces. 
Preheat the oven to 180°C.

The Meat Patties
Fry the diced onions in hot oil until glassy. Mix together the minced meat, ground mustard seeds, paprika seasoning, garlic powder, freshly ground black pepper, ketchup, salt and the onions. Divide the mass into 10 equal parts and form the patties. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the patties from both sides for about 5 minutes. Put them into the oven for approximately 10 minutes.

The Chili Cheese Sauce
Make a roux from Oldenburger Butter and flour. Add vegetable stock and Oldenburger Culinary Cream and mix well.
Add the Oldenburger Emmental, jalapeños and chilis and put everything together in the mixer, season with salt and pepper and mix until a homogeneous mass is obtained.

The Final Touch
Halve the burger buns lengthwise and roast them on the grill. Now put the burger together layering freshly roasted bun, crisp lettuce, succulent meat patty and the delicious creamy chili cheese-sauce. Serve with a small wooden skewer to keep the burger perfectly layered.


01. How long the patties need to fry depends on their size. If they are small and thick, they need more time in the oven.

03. Cheese is made from fresh cow’s milk with no added flavourings. It is a highly valuable grocery and part of a health conscious diet. Cheese is an excellent source of protein.

02. Real Cheese has excellent melting characteristics and can be used for gratinated toppings very successfully. It also binds ingredients when melted as in this recipe giving flavour at the same time.

04. If you prefer a richer, more buttery flavor, you can fry the meat patties adding butter only to the frying pan. Fry at medium temperature from all sides with a lid on the pot.

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