We love burgers in our family, they are such a classic meal that everyone enjoys. These green chile burgers have that extra kick of spice that we all need sometimes. The mixture of pork and beef makes them so juicy and flavorful, you won’t ever want to make them any other way again.
When I was first learning to make homemade burgers, they would often turn out tough and dry. I know burgers might seem simple, but it can be difficult to recreate those juicy restaurant burgers that we all love. Like I already mentioned, the mixture of beef and pork makes the perfect combination. You get the beef flavor but the pork also adds the right amount of fat. And the pork also really goes well with the southwestern flavors in this recipe.
Another thing that I always tell people when they are making a burger, is not to over-mix the meat before forming into patties. Working the meat too much makes it tough and trust me, no one wants that. Mix it just enough to combine the ingredients. I also do not smash my burgers when they are in the skillet. I cook them on both sides to get a beautiful crust with a juicy and tender middle.
To be honest, I kept the toppings pretty simple for this burger because it has so much flavor on its own. But the spice of the jalapenos and creaminess of the mayo was perfect with the seasonings in the patty. But you can get creative and make it the way you want. My husband will always choose to put a big slice of tomato on his burger.
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Green Chile Burgers
- 1 lb Ground Beef
- 1/2 lb Ground Pork
- 7 oz Can Diced Green Chiles
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/4 tsp Cayenne
- 1 tsp Chili Powder
- 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/4 tsp Cumin
- 1 head Iceburg Lettuce for buns
- 1 Tbls Olive or Avocado Oil
- Mix all ingredients (except lettuce, oil and toppings) in a large bowl until well combined (but don't over-mix or you will get tough burgers) and form into 6 patties. Season the outside of the patties with a little extra salt and pepper
- Heat oil in a cast iron skillet over medium/high heat and cook until desired doneness. I prefer medium rare which is about 4-5 minutes a side (these are big burgers)
- Top with desired topping and wrap in lettuce (or bun of choice)
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