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Green Chile Burger With cheese

Easy and Delicious Green Chile Burger With Cheese!

This is a juicy and delicious burger topped with roasted poblano pepper and onion, and lots of cheese! Mouthwateringly delicious be sure to treat yourself to this cheeseburger soon!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course lunch, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine American, New Mexican
Servings 3 people
Calories 718 kcal


  • Skillet cast iron is preferred
  • rimmed baking tray to roast the poblano peppers and onion


  • 1 lb ground beef I used grass fed 85% lean; you can also use 80/20 ground chuck which is most commonly used for burgers
  • 2 each Poblano peppers on the larger side; ribs and seeds removed and then diced; feel free to sub the New Mexico hatch chile if you have this available!
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 slices American cheese 2 slices for each burger!
  • 3 hamburger buns
  • butter for toasting the buns as well as frying the burgers
  • 1 ts salt split: ½ ts for the veg mixture and ½ ts for the ground beef
  • 1 ts pepper split: ½ ts for the veg mixture and ½ ts for the ground beef
  • ½ ts garlic powder


  • Start by preheating your oven to 400F. Remove the ribs and seeds from the poblanos. Dice the poblanos and onion, and toss with the olive oil, ½ ts salt and ½ ts pepper. Once ready, add to a rimmed baking tray and roast for around 30 minutes. Check it at around 15 minutes in and toss if necessary to prevent burning and encouraging even cooking.
    roasted poblano pepper and onion
  • While your peppers and onion are roasting, butter both sides of your hamburger buns and lightly toast each side in a skillet set to around medium.
    toasted hamburger buns
  • Next, season your ground beef with a mixture of ½ ts salt, ½ pepper, and ½ ts garlic powder. Shape the ground beef into 3 equal portions and try to flatten them down and make them a bit on the thin side. It's very important to LIGHTLY MIX as heavy handed mixing doesn't work well for burgers!
    2 ground beef seasoned hamburger patties
  • Now simply pan fry each side in a bit of butter on medium high. For a burger closer to medium well, fry the first side for around 4 minutes, flip, then fry the flip side for around 3 minutes. Please feel to adjust your cooking time to suit your tastes.
    cooked hamburger patties in a cast iron skillet
  • Adding the CHEESE! Layer a couple of pieces of American cheese on the top of the burgers during the last 45 sec to 1 minute of frying time on the 2nd side until the cheese is nice and melty!
    cheeseburgers in a cast iron skillet
  • Time to assemble your burger! Simply place the cheese laden burger on the bottom bun, top with as much of the roasted green poblano/onion mixture as you like (approximately ⅓ can be used for each of the 3 servings) and top with the top bun!


I personally think that this burger tastes perfect as is! However, feel free to add your favorite condiments such as ketchup, mustard, or mayo. Fries would be a great accompaniment!
A couple of tips:  you can add a bit more salt and pepper to each side of the burger as it fries if you like...just a pinch will make a nice difference!
Be sure to go easy when mixing the seasonings into the ground beef...no heavy hands here!
You could even pop the burger in the microwave for a few seconds to melt the cheese instead of melting the cheese on the skillet...it melts nice and fast in the microwave!


Calories: 718kcalCarbohydrates: 27gProtein: 38gFat: 50gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 149mgSodium: 1795mgPotassium: 584mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 402IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 551mgIron: 5mg
Keyword Burger, cheeseburger, green chile, greenchilecheeseburger
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