Green Chile Burgers

New Mexico Green Chile Burgers

1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 clove garlic crushed
1 dash pepper generous
1 teaspoon ground chile mild
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup Monterey jack cheese shredded
4 hamburger buns
4 green chiles parched, chopped or substitute canned green chiles
4 slices red onion
1 medium tomato sliced
4 leaves romaine or red lettuce
fresh salsa

Mix beef with garlic, pepper, ground chile, and salt in a large bowl. Shape into 4 flat patties. Preheat broiler or grill. Cook burgers to desired doneness. Just before serving, sprinkle cheese on top of each bun. Toast the buns until they are lightly browned and the cheese is melted. Top each bun with a hamburger patty, green chiles, an onion slice, tomato slice, and lettuce leaf. Serve immediately with fresh salsa on the side. Serves 4.


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