September 29th is National Good Neighbor Day, so breakout your culinary skills, get to grillin’, and invite them over for a patio party. We brought the heat by kicking up the spice on traditional burger recipe for this edition of our Recipe of the Month.
Green Chili Cheeseburger
2 lb. ground chuck
1 tbsp. , plus 1½ tsp. chile powder
1 1⁄2 tsp. ground cumin
Kosher salt and freshly ground blackpepper, to taste
1⁄3 cup mayonnaise
2 tbsp. ketchup
4 cloves roasted garlic, mashed to a paste
2 tbsp. canola oil
6 roasted green chiles, peeled, stemmed, seeded, and roughly chopped
4 slices cheddar cheese
4 slices Swiss cheese
4 brioche buns, split and toasted
In a bowl, combine chuck, 1 tbsp. chile powder, cumin, and salt and pepper; form into four 8-oz. patties and chill. Whisk remaining chile powder, mayonnaise, ketchup, garlic, and salt and pepper in a small bowl; refrigerate sauce until needed.
Heat oil in a 12″ cast-iron skillet over medium heat; working in 2 batches, cook patties, turning once, until a thick crust develops on both sides, about 10 minutes for medium-rare. Top each with ¼ of roasted chiles and 1 slice of each cheese; cover with lid to melt cheese. To serve, place 1 patty on each bottom bun and spread top buns with some of the sauce. Cover burgers with top bun and serve immediately.
These burgers can be prepared on the grill as well.