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New Mexico Green Chile Cheeseburger

Traeger Kitchen


New Mexico Green Chile Cheeseburger

Prep Time

10

Minutes

Cook Time

20

Minutes

Serves

2 - 4

People

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What's this?

Give your cheeseburger a little green, and we ain't talkin' lettuce. Add some heat to your beef and top your burgers with green chiles and melted pepper jack cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Pound ground beef

  • 1 Teaspoon salt

  • 1 Teaspoon cumin

  • 1 Teaspoon chili powder

  • 3 Clove garlic

  • 3 Teaspoon olive oil

  • To Taste salt and pepper

  • 1 Medium Yellow Onions, Sliced

  • 4 whole hatch chiles

  • 4 Slices Cheese, pepper jack

  • 4 burger buns

Steps

  • 1

    In a medium bowl combine ground beef, salt, cumin, and chili powder. Mix with hands to combine. Form into four 1/3 lb patties.
  • 2

    When ready to cook, start the Traeger grill and set the temperature to 350 degrees F. Preheat, lid closed, for 10 minutes.
  • 3

    Toss the garlic with 1-1/2 teaspoons oil and a pinch of salt and black pepper; seal them in foil to form a pouch. Brush the onions with the remaining 1-1/2 teaspoons oil and sprinkle with salt and black pepper to taste.
  • 4

    Grill the whole chiles, onions and garlic for about 15 minutes, until the chiles are blackened all over (turning them every 5 minutes), and the onions are tender and grill-marked (turning them, and the garlic pouch, after 7 or 8 minutes).
  • 5

    Place the chiles in a bowl, cover with a plate or plastic wrap, and steam the skins loose, about 10 minutes. Peel and seed the chiles, chop finely and transfer to a medium bowl.
  • 6

    Meanwhile, finely chop the garlic and the onions and add to the chiles. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, stir to mix, and set aside until ready to use.
  • 7

    Place the burger patties on the grill and cook each side 4 minutes or until desired doneness (140 degrees F for medium). In the last minute or two, top each patty with cheese to melt.
  • 8

    Lightly toast the burger buns if desired.
  • 9

    To build the burger, place patties on burger buns, top each patty with a little of the green chile mixture, lettuce and tomato or desired toppings. Enjoy!