Green Chile Cheeseburgers

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Just because summer is over doesn’t mean grilling has to be. Actually, you don’t even need a grill to make these burgers. We made these on the stove top in a cast-iron skillet. These green chile cheeseburgers are made with juicy grass-fed ground beef, Oaxaca cheese, and rajas (roasted chile strips).

In El Paso some restaurants offer an “Indian Burger” served on thick slices of fresh clay oven baked bread. Unfortunately, I do not have a recipe for Tigua bread, so we made these burgers on artesian rolls, which are readily available. This bread gave these burgers a fancy bistro feel and the smoky, spicy, green chile adds a taste of home to the burger.

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Green Chile Cheeseburgers

A Tex-Mex combination where the flavor of the beef is front and center, and the condiments compliment the juiciness and freshness of the ingredients.

Ingredients:

2 pounds ground beef
Salt
Pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 Anaheim or Hatch chile peppers, roasted, peeled, and stemmed
Oaxaca, Chihuahua, or Muenster cheese
4 artesian rolls, split and toasted
8 thick slices beefsteak tomatoes, optional
Red onion slices, optional

Directions:

In a bowl, combine ground beef salt and pepper; form 4 patties.

Heat oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat; cook patties, turning once, until a thick crust develops on both sides, about 10 minutes for medium-rare. Top each with roasted chiles and 1 slice of cheese; cover with lid to melt cheese.

Place burgers on buns and top with tomato and onions, if desired.

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Written by Yvette / Photos by Yvette

Huge thanks to Ty and Rachel for sharing some of their products with my family. Their products include 100% Grass-Fed and 100% Grass-Finished Beef, and Free-Range Pork.

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