Chipotle Cheddar Cheeseburgers, a Coors Field Specialty…Best Cheeseburger Ever

Chipotle Cheddar Cheeseburgers with bacon and barbeque sauce.  A Coors Field specialty and the best cheeseburger ever.  Located on one corner of our beautiful Coors Field baseball stadium in downtown Denver is the Sandlot Brewery and Rounders Pub. Years ago when we had season tickets to the Rockies Games, we’d always stop in at Rounder’s for a pre-game burger.

Sandlot was a test brewpub for Coors and Rounders served up your pre-game grub. During Rockies games it is closed to the public and only accessible from inside Coors Field for attendees of the baseball game.  Even when we arrived early for those afternoon games, we’d have to wait almost 45 minutes for a table.   Worth it…for both people watching and the food.

My favorite burger on the menu was their buffalo burger. A bison patty with melted cheese, barbeque sauce and topped with a couple of slices of bacon and  onion.  Easy enough to recreate at home!

This time I used some Chipotle Cheddar cheese that I bought at Smith’s Market  when I was in Kansas. This cheese comes from Jason Wiebe Dairy in Durham, Kansas. It’s  not only delicious but some of the best melting cheese I’ve ever worked with. It worked like a charm grated for some nachos last week and beautiful on these burgers. Not to mention a great and unique flavor addition to both dishes.

  • ⅓ pound ground lamb
  • ⅓ pound 85-15% ground beef
  • 2 slices yellow sweet onion
  • 2 slices bacon, fried and sliced in half
  • Your favorite barbeque sauce
  • Chipotle cheddar cheese
  1. Mix the lamb and beef together then form two hamburger patties. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and a dusting of Canadian Steak Seasoning. Grill up your burgers, brush buns with butter toast them on the grill and add your cheese towards the end to melt. To build your burger, place burger on the bun, add a little barbeque sauce, some onion and dig in.

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  1. says

    Wow – You did do some grilling, that’s a burger – looks like it would take some serious squashing ar a giant mouth to eat it :-)

  2. says

    That’s one awesome burger! Mixing lamb and beef together sounds like a good idea. Yes, places like Sandlot are so busy when there is a game going on. You make me think of another restaurant in Golden opposite the brewery that serves some very tasty lunches too.

  3. swibirun says

    I swear that toasting your buns on the grill makes a burger just extra special. We have our hands on some local pepper cheese and manchego cheese that I am looking forward to cooking this week. Your burger looks Rounders worthy!


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