Colorado Burgers

These were inspired by a stop at Smash Burger on our way to the Denver Airport to make our journey back to the East Coast. I have no idea why they're called Colorado Burgers, but I could seriously eat one of these cheesy, spicy things everyday.  I had to make sure I could recreate them and fed my attempt to friends with much approval. Next time I will remember to make some sweet potato fries to serve on the side.

Smash Burger Colorado Burger

Colorado Burgers (inspired by Smash Burger) makes 8 quarter-pound burgers

Homemade Colorado Burger


2 lbs ground beef
2-3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
A generous sprinkle of seasoned salt
A generous sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper
2 jalapeno peppers, de-seeded and sliced lengthwise
2 poblano peppers, de-seeded and sliced lengthwise
olive oil
8 slices pepper jack cheese
8 slices sharp cheddar cheese
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and thinly sliced
8 hamburger buns


Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Arrange your peppers in a single layer on a baking sheet and  sprinkle and toss with a little olive oil. Once the oven is preheated throw in the peppers for about 20 mins, stirring around the 10 minute mark. You want them fairly crispy.

In a large bowl mix together your beef, Worcestershire, salt and pepper. Form the mixture into 8 burger patties. Cook the patties in a large frying pan or skillet over medium heat to desired done-ness, placing a slice of each cheese on top towards the end of cooking time to let it melt.

While everything is cooking slice up your avocado and mix together a little Sriracha and mayonnaise to spread on your buns.

When everything is ready, slather your buns with spicy mayo, stack up your burgers and dig in!

Open Homemade Colorado Burgers

How do you like your burgers?