Chile Con Queso Cheeseburger
photo by Ashley Cuoco
- Ready In:
- 2 anaheim chilies
- 2 jalapenos
- extra virgin olive oil
- 1 large garlic clove, unpeeled
- 1 tablespoon tomatoes, finely diced into very tiny cubes, no seeds or 1 tablespoon juice
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄4 teaspoon chili powder
- 1⁄2 cup monterey jack cheese, Shredded (you can use Caciotta as well)
- 1⁄2 cup cheddar cheese or 1/2 cup longhorn cheese, shredded
- salt & freshly ground black pepper
- 1 1⁄2 lbs ground beef
- 4 kaiser rolls or 4 onion topped hamburger buns, split
- lettuce leaf, for serving
- sliced onion, for serving
- sliced tomatoes, for serving
- mayonnaise, for serving
- ketchup, for serving
- Light your grill and when it is heated brush the grate with oil. Put the Anaheims in a small bowl with olive oil and toss to coat. Thread the jalapeños and garlic onto a metal skewer or a wooden one that has been soaked in water and grill until blackened all over. Repeat with the Anaheims using grill tongs to turn. Peel and remove stems and seeds from the chilies and discard. Peel garlic. Add tomatoes to a small bowl. Chop the chiles and garlic and add to the tomatoes. Fold in the cheeses, sprinkle with cumin, and chili powder and season with salt and pepper, toss.
- Cut eight 6"squares of wax paper; divide the beef among them. Pat each portion into a 5" round pattie that is a little thicker in the center. Using a 1/4 cup measure, mound one-fourth of the cheese mixture in the centers of 4 patties. Top with the remaining patties; press the edges to seal and pat smooth. Pat the centers so that the burgers are even. Brush with oil and season with salt and pepper. Brush the insides of the rolls with oil.
- Brush the grate with a little more oil and grill the burgers over a hot fire, turning once, about 7 minutes for medium to medium-rare meat. Lightly toast the rolls on the grill. Place the burgers on the rolls and top with lettuce leaves, onion and tomato. Serve with mayonnaise and ketchup.
EXCELLENT burgers!! I had a few slight changes but it should not change the overall flavor of the original recipe. I was not able to grill the peppers and garlic so I sauteed them in a skillet with a little olive oil. I also used Chile Con Carne seasoning in place of the cumin and chili powder and used Queso Blanco cheese. Definitely going to be a regular burger recipe in this home!! Thanks for sharing.
These were sssooo good!! Don't know if I will ever be able to make a regular hamburger again. Made them for father's day and served some potato chips as the side. Spread chips around everyone's plates so as the burger would drip it would go on the chips. YUMM!!! Making again tonight for 4th of July per hubbies request. thanks NcMystery Shopper!
I wanted to try this burger so bad, no having a bbq..I decided to use my cast iron grill pan, so I chared peppers, tomato garlic, and some onion rings until nice and blackened. I also then proceeded to stuff using pepper jack cheese as that is what I had on hand. Pan grilled these to perfection and served with the chared onion rings, mayo, more tomato on nice onion rolls. Great tasting burgers. I know I will make these more often. Good recipe.
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