Garlic Green Chile Cheeseburger is a classic, simple Southwestern favorite. This one has the chiles and garlic inside the burger and cooks up on a grill full of flavor with a bit of heat.
Ready for summer outdoor grilling? Here’s a classic favorite … but with the chiles on the inside. Very, very easy to make and always a hit. A year or so ago I published a very different version of this classic – with the garlic and green chiles cooked up separately from the burger and then piled on top of the burger right before serving. Many consider that to be the classic green chile cheeseburger. But really, I think they are both equally good – just different.
I used medium hot green chiles (Big Jim), and it was just enough to add that green chile flavor and some heat. Just about anyone will go for this. Next time, I will probably double the green chiles – to get serious green chile flavor and a spicy hot burger. But it’s all a matter of preference. Here’s a thought – make this recipe as is, but also make the green chile & garlic topping. Those who like it hot with serious green chile flavor can just add the topping. Everybody’s happy!
This makes a perfect July 4th bbq burger. And you can make it ahead of time! Bought your fireworks yet? My son, Nick, is working at the fireworks tent at Coal Mine & Kipling for the 3rd year. Stop by & say hi!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning
- 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ¼ cup diced green chiles
- 1 or 2 slices cheese per patty (Monterey Jack or Cheddar)
- hamburger buns, lettuce, ketchup, onions, pickles, cheese, etc.
- Mix all ingredients thoroughly.
- Shape into 3 or 4 4-inch patties.
- Grill on the bbq or in a skillet or George Forman grill to desired doneness.
- Top with cheese slices a minute or two before the burger is done; allow cheese to melt.
- Serve each patty on a bun with whatever fixings you want!
You can see all the pieces of green chile and garlic in the meat mixture before you cook it up. And you want convenience? You can just make the patties ahead of time and freeze them!