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Summer Sizzle: The Blazingly Delicious Green Chile Cheeseburger

Ah, summer! The season for basking in the sun, the sound of laughter echoing through backyards, and the irresistible aroma of sizzling burgers wafting on the breeze. And for those who crave a bit of fiery flair with their patty, there's nothing quite like a Green Chile Cheeseburger.

This recipe takes the classic cheeseburger to a whole new level of flavor thanks to the addition of fire-roasted green chiles. Hailing from New Mexico, these green chiles pack a punch of smoky heat that beautifully complements the juicy beef and melted cheese.

Why You'll Love This Recipe:

  • The Perfect Summer Fusion: This burger combines the quintessential taste of summer grilling with the unique and flavorful profile of New Mexican green chiles. It's a taste bud explosion waiting to happen!
  • Customizable to Your Spice Level: The beauty of this recipe is that you can adjust the amount of green chiles to suit your spice preference. Want a milder burger? Add a couple of tablespoons. Craving serious heat? Pile those chiles on!
  • Simple & Satisfying: Despite the impressive flavor, this Green Chile Cheeseburger comes together with minimal ingredients and easy-to-follow steps. It's perfect for a casual summer cookout.


  • Spicing Up the Beef:

    • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
    • ½ teaspoon onion powder
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • The Burger Base:

    • 1 pound ground beef sirloin (90% lean)
    • ¾ pound ground beef chuck (80% lean)
  • Melty Goodness:

    • 6 slices American cheese (or Cheddar cheese)
  • The Star of the Show:

    • ¾ cup New Mexican Connection Green Chile, diced (or your favorite brand)
  • Burger Buns:

    • 6 hamburger buns, split and toasted


  1. Fire Up the Grill: Get your grill nice and hot, preheating it to medium-high heat.

  2. Flavorful Seasoning: In a small bowl, combine the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper. This spice mixture will add depth of flavor to your burgers.

  3. Building the Burgers: In a large bowl, gently combine the ground sirloin and chuck beef. Form the mixture into 6 equal patties, each about 4 inches wide. Season both sides of the patties with the prepared spice mixture.

  4. Grilling Magic: Place the burgers on the preheated grill and cook for 3 minutes per side.

  5. Melty Cheese Magic: Once you flip the burgers, top each patty with a slice of your preferred cheese. Cover the grill and let the cheese melt for an additional 3 minutes, or until the burgers reach your desired doneness.

  6. The Green Chile Glory: Now comes the best part! Remove the burgers from the grill and top each one with a generous 2 tablespoons of diced green chiles. For those who love the heat, feel free to add more!

  7. Bun Bliss: Place your perfectly cooked and green chile-laden burger on a toasted hamburger bun.

  8. Dig In and Savor!: It's time to enjoy the ultimate summer indulgence – the Green Chile Cheeseburger! This burger is a symphony of flavors and textures, with the juicy beef, melty cheese, and smoky heat of the green chiles coming together in perfect harmony.