Annabelle Breakey
Total Time
30 Mins
Yield
Serves 4

Chiles spice up these burgers three ways: grilled, in the pepper jack cheese, and in the chipotle mayo. If you have access to fresh Hatch chiles from New Mexico, which are meaty and full-flavored, by all means use them, but feel free to substitute readily available Anaheims or use canned chiles.

How to Make It

Step 1

Heat grill to medium (350° to 450°). Mix ground chuck, salt, and pepper in a large bowl until just combined (do not overmix). Divide into 4 portions and form into 1/2-in. patties with a slight depression in the center of each to help them cook evenly. Brush with 1 tsp. oil.

Step 2

Rub fresh chiles with remaining 1 tsp. oil. Grill over high heat, turning often, until blackened, about 4 minutes. Cover with a towel to steam, about 10 minutes. When cool, rub off skins, then stem, seed, and slice chiles into strips.

Step 3

Grill burgers until cooked the way you like, about 7 minutes for medium. In last few minutes, lay a cheese slice on each burger and lay split rolls on grill.

Step 4

Arrange burgers on bottom of buns and top with one-quarter of chiles and Fritos. Mix mayonnaise and barbecue sauce and dollop about 2 tsp. onto each burger. Set tops of rolls in place.

Step 5

*Canned Hatch green chiles are available in some grocery stores.

Step 6

Note: Nutritional analysis is per burger.

Ratings & Reviews

gzwaagstra's Review

roxykooks
July 05, 2013
N/A

KareeLee's Review

AinOakPark
June 06, 2012
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AinOakPark's Review

KareeLee
January 03, 2012
Well, again, one review does not make it top rated.

roxykooks's Review

gzwaagstra
July 05, 2011
This burger sounds like ..well....something not toooo great....Was I wrong. This burger has got to be the simplest yet best burger my husband and I have ever tasted, all the way down to the Frito topping...That coming from a husband that is a regular yellow mustard freak...and a burger must have tomatoes/lettuce/red onions on top...followed the recipe exact other than adding extra Hatches chili's...give it a try..you'll like it..