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Cheezeno Burger

Cheezeno Burger by Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint

A Dairy Month special! A vegetarian twist on a classic with a Panela cheese “patty” between the buns. Topped with chipotle cream and mixed greens tossed in a Serrano Vinaigrette. Juicy, delicious, and oh-so-cheesy.
Stop by Sassafras in Carson City this month to try it. Can’t get to Carson? Give it a try at home and let us know how it turns out. 


  • 1/2 Round Panela Cheese from Sand Hill Dairy
  • 1/4 Cup Mixed greens tossed in Serrano Vinaigrette dressing
  • 1 Tsp Chipotle Crema, or more to taste
  • 1 Tsp Pico de Gallo
  • 1 Brioche Bun or any other type of bun

Serrano Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 1 Cup Basil leaves
  • 1 Cup Cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 Cup Parsley leaves
  • 1/2 Cup Pineapple juice
  • 1/4 Cup Orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp Lime juice
  • 2 Cloves Garlic
  • 2 Serrano peppers

Chipotle Crema

  • 2 Tbsp Chipotle in Adobo puree
  • 1 Cup Mayo
  • 1 Cup Sour cream
  • Salt to taste


  • Make the Serrano Vinaigrette dressing and Chipotle Crema by blending together ingredients. Set aside. 
  • Pan sear the Panela cheese with a little oil on a griddle until lightly browned on both sides. 
  • Toast the bun on the griddle.
  • Put chipotle crema on the bottom part of the bun. Top with the griddled cheese, pico de gallo and mixed greens tossed in the Serrano Vinaigrette dressing. 
  • Enjoy.

Recipe courtesy of our friends at Sassafras Eclectic Food Joint.