Hatch Green Chile Burgers

Dana and I are huge fans of Green Chiles.  We eat them whenever we can, but Hatch chiles are hard to come by in Virginia.  A couple of weeks ago the fine people over at http://www.hatch-green-chile.com/ provided us with 5lbs of medium Hatch green chiles.  These are top notch chiles, fire roasted, seeded and then flash frozen.  They then deliver them right to your door in a cooler filled with dry ice.  Pretty much the only way to get Hatch chiles on the east coast.  We used a bunch to make some Green Chile Enchiladas and Queso.  Since we had a bunch left over, we figured it would be great to use them in some burgers.

Hatch Green Chile Burgers

Hatch Green Chile Burgers

The first thing that you need is to get 3-4 chiles roasted, peeled and seeded. If you are lucky, the Hatch Chile Store already did this for you.  If not you will need to roast, peel and seed the chiles yourself.

Mix the ground chuck and chilesIn a large bowl, mix the ground chuck and chiles.  Mix well with your hands.

Divide and form pattiesThen divide the meat equally into four portions and then form four patties.

Season and place on the grates

Grill the burgers over direct high heat for about 4-5 minutes on each side (for medium).  I used a set of grill grates to get a perfect sear.  I must say that I have never gotten such perfect grill lines so easily.  Check out my review of Grill grates here.

Flip

Flip once.  The more you flip the burger, the more juices run out, the dryer the burger.  So, flip once.

Add the pepperjack

During the last minute, add a slice of pepperjack cheese to each burger.

The perfect Hatch Green Chile Burger

Place the burgers on a bun with lettuce, tomato and avocado slices.

Time to enjoy!

Hatch Green Chile Burgers
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Recipe type: Burger
Cuisine: American
 
A spicy and delicious burger that is loaded with hatch green chiles.
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 tbs burger seasoning
  • ½ cup hatch chiles, roasted, seeded and peeled
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1 tomato sliced
  • leaf lettuce for four burgers
  • 1 avocado sliced
Instructions
  1. The first thing that you need is to get 3-4 chiles roasted, peeled and seeded. If you are lucky, the Hatch Chile Store already did this for you. If not you will need to roast, peel and seed the chiles yourself.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the ground chuck and chiles. Mix well with your hands.
  3. Then divide the meat equally into four portions and then form four patties.
  4. Grill the burgers over direct high heat for about 4-5 minutes on each side (for medium).
  5. Flip once. The more you flip the burger, the more juices run out, the dryer the burger. So, flip once.
  6. During the last minute, add a slice of pepperjack cheese to each burger.
  7. Place the burgers on a bun with lettuce, tomato and avocado slices.
  8. Time to enjoy!
We received medium spiced chiles from http://www.hatch-green-chile.com/ and they were not too spicy. However, it is noted that I have a high tolerance for spice. Next time I will opt for the hot chiles.

It is noted that we received the Hatch Green Chiles from http://www.hatch-green-chile.com/ for free, but did not get paid or compensated in any other way for this review. I am not an affiliate and I do not receive any compensation for any sales resulting from this review.

 

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Rex

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2 Comments

  1. Thanks for the referral with your previous post. Since then we have gotten fresh chiles, fire roasted green chiles, and my neighbor got the fire roasted reds – all from the Hatch chile store.