Green Chile Cheeseburgers

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Green Chile Cheeseburgers


Did you know that even McDonald's has Green Chile Cheeseburgers on the menu here in New Mexico? No other Southwestern state has them. These are special to only New Mexico.

New Mexico is known far and wide for our wonderful Hatch Chilis. They have a unique flavor and are highly prized by people in New Mexico.

When I took some frozen green chiles (mild) back to the family in the Midwest, I found out that they had no idea how MUCH to put on the burger. The grill-master thought one teeny tiny piece was enough...as in two fingers size. NOT!

You need a slab or palm sized slice of prepared green chile!

Once your burger is done and the cheese all melted, COVER the burger with the green chile. The size of the green chile should neatly fit in the palm of your hand. It should be a prepared chile. This means roasted and then either fresh, canned, or frozen/thawed. Please have the chile at room temperature as the grill and heat of the done burger will warm it up enough. Although you can warm it in a pan first. I have never had raw chile on a burger and it doesn't sound appealing.

While I like cheddar cheese on mine, many zip it up even more with Pepper Jack. Heck, throw on a generous portion of avocado too, yum!

Try serving your New Mexico Green Chile Burger with other specialities that I have linked below!

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NMLady 5 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona Author

I am going to try ond run-down that story...will let u know!


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Kingsthorpedavid 5 years ago from Toowoomba Queensland Australia

Not heard that NM chilli seed story before, will research it. I have an internet friend in NM who is a Dutch Oven caterer, I will ask him. By green chile do you mean Jalapeno Chilli? Hear in Australia we are lucky enough to have the Byron Bay Chilli Company who make some fiery sauces.


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NMLady 5 years ago from New Mexico & Arizona Author

Is it true a basketball player from NM brought the seeds of our NM chiles to Australia? I have heard that. You would have the perfect climate. I loved Australia when I was lucky enough to vacation there! Enjoy!!


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Kingsthorpedavid 5 years ago from Toowoomba Queensland Australia

Oh man - it sounds guuuuuuuuuuuud!

David

Queensland Australia


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slmorgan 5 years ago from San Francisco

Interesting. I never heard of the Green Chili Cheese Burger at McDonald's. Sounds good...

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