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"New" New Mexican Green Chile Cheeseburgers

Photo: Line T. Klein; Styling: Paige Hicks
Hands-on time 45 mins
Total time 45 mins
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: 1 sandwich)
Black bean patties make a savory, delicious alternative to beef. A poblano pepper can stand in for the Cubanelle.

Ingredients

  • Relish:
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 Cubanelle pepper
  • 1 serrano chile
  • 1 medium tomatillo, papery skin removed
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon finely diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Burgers:
  • 6 (1/2-inch-thick) slices small red onion
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 ounces cremini mushrooms
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 (15-ounce) can unsalted black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon whole-wheat panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 ounces aged white cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  • 6 romaine lettuce leaves
  • 6 whole-wheat hamburger buns, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 286
  • fat 11.1 g
  • satfat 3.3 g
  • monofat 4.4 g
  • polyfat 1.7 g
  • protein 12 g
  • carbohydrate 38 g
  • fiber 7 g
  • cholesterol 41 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 502 mg
  • calcium 86 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat broiler to high.

  2. To prepare relish, place first 4 ingredients on a foil-lined baking sheet. Coat vegetables with cooking spray. Broil 14 minutes, turning vegetables once. Wrap Cubanelle and serrano in foil; let stand 10 minutes. Peel and cut into 1-inch strips; discard peels and seeds. Combine tomatillo, Cubanelle, serrano, garlic, cilantro, and next 5 ingredients (through 1/4 teaspoon salt) in a mini food processor; pulse until combined.

  3. To prepare burgers, brush onion slices with 1 1/2 teaspoons oil. Arrange onion in a single layer on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 6 minutes or until lightly charred, turning once.

  4. Combine mushrooms, 2 garlic cloves, and black beans in a food processor; pulse until mixture is coarsely chopped. Add panko and next 5 ingredients (through egg); pulse until combined. Divide mixture into 6 equal portions; shape each portion into a 1/2-inch-thick patty.

  5. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add patties; cook 12 minutes, turning once. Add cheese to patties during last 2 minutes of cooking; cover pan to melt cheese. Place 1 lettuce leaf on bottom half of each bun. Top each lettuce leaf with 1 patty, 1 charred onion slice, and about 1 1/2 tablespoons relish. Top with top halves of buns.