Weekly Recipes

Chubby’s Mexican Hamburger

Copycat Chubby's Mexican Hamburger

Original Chubby’s Mexican Hamburger is a Denver tradition going back decades – a burrito made with a hamburger patty int the middle and smothered with Chubby’s green chili

A classic favorite from the Original Chubby’s on 38th Street, Mexican Hamburger is known as true Den-Mex – a dish truly native to Denver. And it’s very simple to make! But you gotta have Chubby’s Green Chili to make it authentic!

Chubby's Mexican Hamburger
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Cuisine: Den Mex
Serves: 1 serving
  • 4 to 6 oz ground beef
  • salt & pepper or seasoned salt (your choice) to taste
  • ½ cup refried beans
  • ½ cup shredded Jack cheese
  • 1 cup Chubby's Green Chili (copycat recipe here)
  • 1 10 inch flour tortilla
  • shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes for garnish
  1. Season the ground beef with the salt & pepper and shape into a thin patty (I make it oval to fit burrito)
  2. Place tortilla on plate and spread the refried beans on top in an oval shape.
  3. Fry the hamburger patty on a grill or skillet.
  4. Put the tortilla with beans in the microwave and heat on high for 30 seconds. Top with the hamburger patty and a couple spoonfuls of green chili and shredded cheese.
  5. Fold tortilla over and place seam side down. Smother with remaining green chili and top with shredded cheese.
  6. Microwave for 90 seconds or until cheese is melted.
  7. If desired, top with shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes and serve.

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