I’ve got a road trip on the mind. While we are staying home this summer, we can still travel with our recipes. One of my favorite cheeseburgers in my life came from a little dive bar in New Mexico- a roasted green chile cheeseburger. Fire roasted Hatch Chiles are so flavorful, with a depth of fiery flavor that can be mild-hot, depending on your preference. Chiles are rolling into stores all over, so you can roast your own on the grill- or go ahead and pick of a jar or can of them already roasted and diced.
I recreated this burger at home, adding some chiles to the ground meat, adding some to a mayo burger sauce, and grilling over charcoal. This burger is quick on time, and big on flavor. Let’s dig in!
This burger is done in partnership with long term partner, Char-Griller Grills. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
New Mexico Green Chile Cheeseburger
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
1lb ground beef
½ cup New Mexico Green Chiles, diced (you can roast them yourself, or use canned)
1/3 cup mayo
1 cup shredded cabbage
1 cup sliced Havarti
4 burger buns
S&P to taste
1. Bring your charcoal to high heat- I grilled my burgers over charcoal in my Char-Griller Akorn Jr. While your charcoal is heating, add ¼ cup green chiles to a pound of ground beef, mix them into the meat, and form four burger patties out of the mixture. Pro Tip: When making burgers, press an indent into the middle of the patty, making a little divot, this allows the burgers to cook evenly and juices to distribute evenly. Season both patties with salt & pepper.
2. Scrape your grates until they’re clean, and once your coals are hot, add your patties to the grill. Cook on each side for 5 minutes. After you flip your burgers, add slices of cheese and close grill lid to make sure cheese gets melty, it’s the best part!
3. Mix Mayo, salt and pepper, & the remaining hatch chiles to create your burger sauce. Layer buns with shredded cabbage, green chile burger sauce, and burgers. Serve hot ,and enjoy!
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Can’t wait to see you make it at home. Be sure to tag me on instagram, @thatswhatsheeats, so I can keep up with your foodie journey!
Thanks for reading!