Spiciness is in the palate of the taster: One person’s fiery dish is another’s too-mild disappointment. For the home cook, navigating heat levels can be tricky. One diner wants extra habaneros stirred into a dish, while the other can’t stand much more than a pinch of cayenne.
These simple burgers are flavored with heat-producing elements of chipotle and jalapeño chilies, and you can set the level of fire. Both peppers are jalapeños, actually — the chipotle is made by smoking the fresh pepper.