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The Denver Burger

The Denver Burger is born from wide open spaces with towering peaks that indulge an adventurous spirit. Grilling is the only way to meld the flavors of a recipe that drives home the taste of the west, old and new. Denverites enjoy burgers which challenge and tantalize the tastebuds. The Denver Burger is the penultimate mix of savory texture with spices that keep the soul wholesome and honest.


1 1/2 lbs. ground chuck
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons chili pequin
1 teaspoon Grey Poupon
1/4 teaspoon sage
1/4 teaspoon saffron
1/2 cup mozzarella
1/4 teaspoon colavita olive oil
1 avocado sliced
1 tomato sliced
6 iceberg lettuce leaves
6 kaiser rolls


Mix all ingredients, except the- avocado, tomato , lettuce and rolls, in a bowl. Form into patties, approximately 6. Grill over a charcoal flame. Place cooked patties aside on a covered platter. Build the burger as follows: Place bottom of kaiser roll on a plate put on a leaf of lettuce, tomato slice, patty, avocado slice.


Denver's eclectic lifestyle requires grilled burgers with taste. This recipe fulfills the need for meat.