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Green Chile Cheeseburgers

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Grill: 15 min.

Makes

6 servings

 There's nothing better than freshly roasted green chiles. They have a smoky flavor and a bit of a bite—perfect for topping a thick, juicy green chile cheeseburger. —James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor
Green Chile Cheeseburgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3 whole green chiles, such as Anaheim or Hatch
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 slices slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 6 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • Optional: Lettuce leaves, sliced tomato, sliced onion, bacon and mayonnaise

Directions

  1. Grill peppers, covered, over high heat until all sides are blistered and blackened, 8-10 minutes, turning as needed. Immediately place peppers in a small bowl; let stand, covered, 20 minutes. Reduce grill temperature to medium heat.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine beef, salt and pepper; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into six 3/4-in.-thick patties.
  3. Peel off and discard charred skin from peppers. Cut peppers lengthwise in half; carefully remove stems and seeds. Cut into slices or coarsely chop.
  4. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160°, 5-7 minutes on each side. Top with cheese and chiles; grill, covered, until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes longer. Top bun bottoms with burgers. If desired, serve with lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon and mayonnaise.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger: 482 calories, 26g fat (11g saturated fat), 116mg cholesterol, 552mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 36g protein.

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