If you love Hatch Chiles then you need to make this Green Chili Burger. This burger is loaded with flavor and taste amazing.

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Easy Green Chili Burger Recipe:

If you are looking to change up your burger recipe, then make this green chile cheeseburger. It is one of the best and simplest burger recipe you will make. A hint if spice, cheesy layer and grilled to perfection, this is the burger to make.

We grill out a lot in the warmer months and burgers are our go-to recipe. When Fresh Green hatch chiles show up at the grocery stores, I always stock up. They are usually in the stores in August or September.

Green chilies can be used in many different recipes and this burger is our favorite. Add your favorite side dishes for a complete meal idea. Top this burger with your favorite cheese slice for added flavor.

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What is a Green Chili Burger?

A green chili burger is simply a grilled burger that is layered with a slice of cheese and roasted green chilies. It takes your burger to the next level and adds amazing flavor.

You can even top the burger with mayo, mustard, onion, lettuce and tomatoes. We have even added a slice of avocados.

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Ingredients: 

Serves: 6 

For the Burgers: 

  • Lean Ground Beef
  • Oil
  • Salt and Black Pepper
  • Hamburger Buns
  • American Cheese 

For the Green Chile Topping: 

  • Hatch Green Chiles (or Poblano Peppers) 
  • Oil 
  • Salt 
  • Pepper 
  • Garlic Powder 

How to Make Green Chili Burger: 

  • Step 1 – Heat Oven – Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Step 2 – Prepare Peppers – Cut each of the poblano peppers in half and remove the seeds.
  • Step 3 – Season the Chiles – Line a baking sheet with foil. Then place the poblano peppers cut side down on the baking sheet. Drizzle them with olive oil and season them with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. 
  • Step 4 – Roast the Chiles – Bake for 15 minutes until the skins of the peppers are blackened slightly. Remove the peppers from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes. Once you can touch the peppers, remove the skins and dice them and set aside the chopped green chile.  

How to Make the Burgers:

  • Step 5 – Divide Ground Beef – Divide the ground beef into 6 even balls (approximately ⅓ lb each). Then form the balls into patties that are approximately 4 inches wide and 1 inch thick.  Place the patties in the refrigerator (covered in plastic wrap) while you preheat the grill.
  • Step 6 – Heat Grill – Preheat the Grill over medium high heat (approximately 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit). Rub oil on the grill grates to prevent the patties from sticking to the grill.
  • Step 7 – Place Patties on Grill – Place the patties on the grill over direct heat.  Season the patties with salt and pepper. 
  • Step 8 – Cook Patties – Cook for 4-8 minutes (flipping the patties halfway through the cook time). Cook depending on how you like your burger cooked (see notes).  Use an instant-read meat thermometer to make sure that the burgers are cooked to your preference.
  • Step 9 – Top with Cheese – Place a slice of cheese on each patty to melt. Then place the buns on the grill and cook for 1 minute until they are browned slightly.  Watch them closely so that they do not burn.
  • Step 10 – Place on Bun – Remove the beef from the grill and place them on a burger.  Top with the roasted green chiles.  
  • Step 11 – Serve – Serve immediately while warm and enjoy. Feel free to add red onion, tomato, lettuce and more.
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Green Chili Cheeseburger Recipe Tips:

  • Preparing Fresh Green Chile – Prepare the green chili by baking them first. You will need to slice and place them on a baking sheet. Then allow the green chili to roast and they are ready to dice.
  • Oil the Grates – Use any oil with a high smoke point. Olive oil, Vegetable oil, canola oil, coconut oil or avocado oil will all work great in this recipe.
  • High Heat – Make sure to heat your grill to medium heat for the best burgers.
  • Top with Cheese – While the burgers are still on the grill, top them with cheese slices. This allows them to melt for a flavorful burger topped with delicious cheese.
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How to Know When Burger is Done:

Cook the chile burgers about 5 minutes on each side until thoroughly cook. Use an instant-read meat thermometer to make sure that the beef is cooked to a safe temperature before eating.  

Here are the internal temperatures needed based on how you like your burgers prepared.  

  • Rare Burgers – 125 degrees F 
  • Medium-Rare Burgers – 135 degrees F 
  • Medium Burgers – 145 degrees F 
  • Well-Done Burgers – 160 degrees F 

Variation Ideas:

  • Ground Beef – Feel free to use different types of ground beef. We have used ground chuck with an 80/20 count and the burger turned out delicious.
  • Seasoning – This burger is seasoned with simple seasoning. Feel free to add in chili powder, cumin, or other seasoning to the flavor you desire.
  • Green Chile Sauce – You can even add a sauce to the burger before serving. Combine ingredients in a small bowl.
Close up image of Green Chile Burger stacked on a plate with fries

Where do you Find Hatch Green Chiles?

Roasted Hatch Green Chiles can be purchased at your local grocery store. They are usually at our store in August and in September. They usually have fresh green chilis and some are even roasted.

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How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

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Green Chili Burger

5 from 2 votes
If you love Hatch Chiles then you need to make this Green Chili Burger. This burger is loaded with flavor and taste amazing.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 568

Ingredients

For the Burgers:

  • 2 pounds Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 tsp Pepper
  • 6 Hamburger Buns
  • 6 slices American Cheese

For the Green Chile Topping:

  • 2 Hatch Green Chiles or Poblano Peppers
  • 1 Tablespoons Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut each of the poblano peppers in half and remove the seeds. Line a baking sheet with foil and place the poblano peppers cut side down on the baking sheet. Drizzle them with olive oil and season them with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  • Bake for 15 minutes until the skins of the peppers are blackened slightly. Remove the peppers from the oven and let them cool for 5 minutes. Once you can touch the peppers, remove the skins and dice them into small pieces and set aside.
  • Divide the ground beef into 6 even balls (approximately ⅓ lb each). Then form the balls into patties that are approximately 4 inches wide and 1 inch thick.  Place the patties in the refrigerator (covered in plastic wrap) while you preheat the grill.
  • Preheat the Grill over medium high heat (approximately 450-500 degrees Fahrenheit). Rub oil on the grill grates to prevent the patties from sticking to the grill.
  • Place the patties on the grill over direct heat.  Season the patties with salt and pepper.
  • Cook for 4-8 minutes (flipping the patties halfway through the cook time) depending on how you like your burger cooked (see notes).  Use an instant-read meat thermometer to make sure that the burgers are cooked to your preference.
  • Place a slice of cheese on each patty to melt and place the buns on the grill and cook for 1 minute until they are browned slightly.  Watch them closely so that they do not burn.
  • Remove the beef from the grill and place them on a burger.  Top with the diced green chiles.
  • Serve immediately while warm and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Here are the internal temperatures needed based on how you like your burgers prepared.  
Rare Burgers – 125 degrees F 
Medium-Rare Burgers – 135 degrees F 
Medium Burgers – 145 degrees F 
Well-Done Burgers – 160 degrees F 
Refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 568kcal, Carbohydrates 23g, Protein 36g, Fat 36g, Saturated Fat 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 15g, Trans Fat 2g, Cholesterol 124mg, Sodium 1342mg, Potassium 543mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 4g, Vitamin A 201IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 307mg, Iron 5mg

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