A Green Chile Cheeseburger is a popular variation of a cheeseburger that originated in the southwestern United States, particularly in New Mexico. It is a delicious and flavorful burger topped with roasted green chiles and cheese.
Here’s a recipe for a Green Chile Cheeseburger:
– 1 pound ground beef
– Salt and pepper to taste
– 4 hamburger buns
– 4 slices of cheese (cheddar, pepper jack, or your choice)
– 2 to 4 roasted green chiles (Anaheim or Hatch chiles), peeled, stemmed, and sliced
– Optional toppings: lettuce, tomato, onion, mayonnaise, ketchup, etc.
1. Preheat your grill or skillet over medium-high heat.
2. In a bowl, season the ground beef with salt and pepper. Mix well, then divide the beef into four equal portions. Shape each portion into a patty, making sure they are slightly larger than the size of the buns, as they will shrink during cooking.
3. Place the burger patties on the preheated grill or skillet. Cook for about 4-5 minutes per side for medium-rare, or adjust the cooking time to your desired level of doneness. Avoid pressing down on the patties while cooking to retain their juices.
4. While the patties are cooking, prepare the roasted green chiles. Place them directly over a gas flame or under the broiler until the skin is blistered and charred on all sides. Transfer the chiles to a plastic bag or covered bowl and let them steam for a few minutes. Once cooled, peel off the charred skin, remove the stems, and slice the chiles into thin strips.
5. When the patties are almost done, place a slice of cheese on top of each patty. Allow the cheese to melt for about a minute.
6. Assemble the burgers: Take a hamburger bun and place the cooked patty with melted cheese on the bottom half. Top the patty with the roasted green chile strips. Add any additional toppings you desire, such as lettuce, tomato, onion, mayonnaise, or ketchup.
7. Finish assembling the burgers by placing the top half of the bun over the toppings.
8. Serve the Green Chile Cheeseburgers hot with your choice of side dishes like fries or coleslaw.
Enjoy your delicious Green Chile Cheeseburgers!