Green Chile Cheeseburgers


Just because summer is over doesn’t mean grilling has to be. Actually, you don’t even need a grill to make these burgers. We made these on the stove top in a cast-iron skillet. These green chile cheeseburgers are made with juicy grass-fed ground beef, Oaxaca cheese, and rajas (roasted chile strips).

In El Paso some restaurants offer an “Indian Burger” served on thick slices of fresh clay oven baked bread. Unfortunately, I do not have a recipe for Tigua bread, so we made these burgers on artesian rolls, which are readily available. This bread gave these burgers a fancy bistro feel and the smoky, spicy, green chile adds a taste of home to the burger.


Green Chile Cheeseburgers

Yield: 4 Burgers

A Tex-Mex combination where the flavor of the beef is front and center, and the condiments compliment the juiciness and freshness of the ingredients.


2 pounds ground beef
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 Anaheim or Hatch chile peppers, roasted, peeled, and stemmed
Oaxaca, Chihuahua, or Muenster cheese
4 artesian rolls, split and toasted
8 thick slices beefsteak tomatoes, optional
Red onion slices, optional


In a bowl, combine ground beef salt and pepper; form 4 patties.

Heat oil in a cast-iron skillet over medium heat; cook patties, turning once, until a thick crust develops on both sides, about 10 minutes for medium-rare. Top each with roasted chiles and 1 slice of cheese; cover with lid to melt cheese.

Place burgers on buns and top with tomato and onions, if desired.

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Written by Yvette / Photos by Yvette

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  1. Yvette, the burgers sound great, and with a freezer full of roasted Hatch chile and some of that cheese in the fridge, I’ll be making these soon. But what I’d really like to try are those Indian burgers. Someone was telling me about a restaurant in Denver that serves authentic American Indian Food. I’ll have to do some research. And there’s that board again. I ordered a board from Crate and Barrel that I hope comes even close to being as cool as that one. I’ll let you know.

    • Did you get the board from Crate and Barrel? I can’t wait to see it. I saw gorgeous ones at Williams-Sanoma too.

      We should organize a prop swap 😉

  2. I know a man that would love these. The good thing is that the recipe is so simple he can make them himself. 🙂

  3. How are you doing working through your freezer filled with Hatch Chiles? This meal must have been a delicious way to enjoy them. Now wishing I had a chile stash too!

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