Green Chile Burgers

It's grilling season! I made these last night with sweet potato oven fries and kale salad. A new favorite. On my blog:
  1. Start with some roasted green chiles.
    I was lucky enough to be gifted some green Hatch chilies from New Mexico, but any other medium spicy roasted green chili will work, even canned roasted jalapenos.
  2. Chop up about 3 of them, so you have 1/2 cup or so.
    Keep the seeds! The seeds are full of that delicious heat.
  3. Put the chiles, 1 pound ground beef (85/15 or 80/20) 2 tablespoons chopped red onion, 2 cloves chopped garlic, and 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper into a mixing bowl.
  4. Use clean hands to mix well until fully combined.
  5. Form the meat into 4 round, thick patties.
    Keeping them round and thick as opposed to flat and thin helps to ensure a burger that stays juicy as it cooks.
  6. Grill the burgers over medium high heat for about 4 minutes per side.
    Go a little bit longer if you like your burgers well done.
  7. Once they're cooked, carefully remove from the grill.
  8. Serve topped with guacamole or cheese, on a bun or plain.
    I cannot recommend serving this with oven sweet potato fries enough. The roasty sweetness of the fries goes perfectly with the smoky heat of the burgers.