Green Chile Cheeseburgers

Green Chile Cheeseburgers
Green Chile Cheeseburgers
These spicy burgers are topped with roasted New Mexico chiles and two kinds of cheese.Penny De Los Santos

Our version of these spicy burgers includes a tangy chile sauce that Mauricio Barboza, a chef from Santa Fe, gave us. This recipe first appeared in SAVEUR Issue #140, along with Jane and Michael Stern's story Hot Stuff.

Green Chile Cheeseburgers
Our version of these spicy burgers includes a tangy chile sauce that Mauricio Barboza, a chef from Santa Fe, gave us.
Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 lb. ground chuck
  • 1 tbsp. , plus 1½ tsp. New Mexico chile powder
  • 1 12 tsp. ground cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground blackpepper, to taste
  • 13 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tbsp. ketchup
  • 4 cloves roasted garlic, mashed to a paste
  • 2 tbsp. canola oil
  • 6 roasted New Mexico chiles, peeled, stemmed, seeded, and roughly chopped
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 4 brioche buns, split and toasted

Instructions

  1. In a bowl, combine chuck, 1 tbsp. chile powder, cumin, and salt and pepper; form into four 8-oz. patties and chill. Whisk remaining chile powder, mayonnaise, ketchup, garlic, and salt and pepper in a small bowl; refrigerate sauce until needed.
  2. Heat oil in a 12″ cast-iron skillet over medium heat; working in 2 batches, cook patties, turning once, until a thick crust develops on both sides, about 10 minutes for medium-rare. Top each with ¼ of roasted chiles and 1 slice of each cheese; cover with lid to melt cheese. To serve, place 1 patty on each bottom bun and spread top buns with some of the sauce. Cover burgers with top bun and serve immediately.