Pull up a chair, and let’s have a conversation about good simple food.  Food that is so classic, that you only have to add a couple of ingredients and you instantly have something that your friends and family will talk about for years to come.  This recipe is one of them.

Now if your lucky enough to live in Hatch, New Mexico – you can just use the Green Chiles there.  However, for the rest of the world, this recipe uses Anaheim and jalapeño’s chiles to provide the zest and chile flavor.  I have been trying several great recipes, however this recipe from Cook’s Country in 2009 was one of my favorites.

I hope that you have an amazing time with it, as i did taste testing.  Enjoy!

Green Chile Cheeseburgers

Serves 4
Prep time 20 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Misc Serve Hot
Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party
Website Cook's Country


  • 3 Anaheim chile peppers (stemmed, halved lengthwise and seeded)
  • 3 Jalapeño peppers (stemmed, halved lengthwise and seeded)
  • 1 onion (peeled and sliced into 1/2 inch thick rounds)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper
  • 1 1/2 Pounds ground beef (85% lean)
  • 4 Slices American cheese


Step 1
Char Vegetables: Grill the peppers, and onion covered over a hot grill, until they are lightly charred and tender. This should take about 4 minutes a side. Transfer these vegetables to a bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and allow to steam and cool for 5 minutes. Remove the skins from the chiles with a spoon and discard the char. Separate the onion rounds into rings.
Step 2
Mix Chile's: Transfer the chiles, onion and the garlic to a food processor or blender and pulse until coarsely chopped. Transfer all but 1/4 cup of the mixture to an empty bowl and season with salt and pepper and set aside. Process the remaining mixture until finely chopped (you may want to add a teaspoon or two of water to blend), this should take about 50 seconds, scrape the side as needed.
Step 3
Form Burgers: Combine the beef, your pureed chile mixture, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper in a large bowl. Combine until well incorporated. Begin to shape your patties into 3/4-inch-thick patties and press a shallow divot into the center of each with two of your knuckles.
Step 4
Grill and Serve: Grill your burgers, covered on your grill on high until it is well browned on the 1st side, this should take about 3-5 minutes. Flip the burgers, top with the reserved chopped chile mixture and cheese, and continue to grill. Cover the burgers, and allow for 3-5 more minutes of cooking and the cheese to melt.

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