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Roasted Hatch Chile Burger with Smoked Cheese Sauce

Traeger Kitchen


Roasted Hatch Chile Burger with Smoked Cheese Sauce

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

1 Hours

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This burger has got it all. Roasted hatch chile peppers and a homemade smoked cheese sauce is placed atop beef patties, bringing the bold flavors of the American Southwest right to your backyard.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

4

    Steps

    • 1

      When ready to cook, set temperature to 180℉ and preheat, lid closed for 15 minutes.
    • 2

      For the Smoked Cheese Sauce: Heat 1 Tbsp butter in a small oven safe pan over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and sauté 30 seconds. Add Velveeta cheese and stir until melted then add hot sauce.
    • 3

      Transfer the pan to the grill and smoke for 30 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to use.
    • 4

      For the Chile-Onions: Heat 1 Tbsp butter in a sauté pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent and tender, about 5-7 minutes. Add garlic and roasted chiles and cook until chiles are warmed through. Remove from heat and set aside until the burgers are finished.
    • 5

      Increase the grill temperature to High. For optimal results, set to 500 degrees F if available.
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    • 6

      For the burgers: Form ground beef into 4 equal patties and season with Traeger Beef Rub.
    • 7

      Place directly on the grill grate and cook for 8-10 minutes, flipping once halfway through.
    • 8

      Cut burger buns in half and place directly on the grill grate. Toast buns for 2-3 minutes.
    • 9

      To build the burgers, place the patty on the bottom bun, pour smoked cheese sauce on top and finish with hatch chile onion mixture. Enjoy!

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