Stuffed Hatch Chile Cheeseburgers

by Shawnda on August 16, 2012

in Beef,Burgers & Sliders,Hatch chiles,Sandwich, Wraps, & Quesadillas

Stuffed Hatch Chile Cheeseburger

What’s better than a cheeseburger and a cold beer after spending a long, hot summer day prepping the backyard for our fall vegetable garden? A stuffed cheeseburger on homemade buns, doused in queso and two beers.

Stuffed Hatch Chile Cheeseburger

Last summer’s stuffed bacon cheeseburger has lent itself to several different creations and now we can add a Hatch Chile Cheeseburger to that list. It’s simply a plain burger, turned inside-out cheeseburger: it’s stuffed with Monterrey Jack and chopped hatch chiles, grilled, and then served topped with avocado and with a hefty scoop of Hatch chile con queso.

It’s a borderline “fork and knife” burger. Just make sure you have plenty of tortilla chips on hand to take care of the drips.

Getting the stuffing into the burger is easy – for step-by-step photos, just click here!

Stuffed Hatch Chile Cheeseburger

An inside-out cheeseburgers stuffed with hatch chiles and Monterrey Jack cheese.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Worcestershire
  • 1 hatch chile, hatch chiles, roasted, seeded, and chopped (directions here)
  • 6 Tbsp grated Monterrey Jack cheese
  • Burger buns
  • Sliced avocado
  • 1/2 cup Hatch chile con queso

Instructions

  1. Heat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Season ground beef with a pinch of salt, black pepper, and a few dashes of Worcestershire.
  3. Divide ground beef into 3 equal portions and divide each portion in half.
  4. Form each ball of ground beef into a patty.
  5. Top 3 of the patties with 2 Tbsp cheese, 1/3 of the chiles, and then a second patty. (For step by step photos on how to stuff a cheeseburger, click here.)
  6. Pinch the patties around the edges to seal well and lightly press into a uniform burger patty.
  7. Cook on the grill 4-5 minutes each side, until cooked to desired doneness.
  8. Assemble on buns and top with sliced avocado and a scoop of queso.

Notes

Yields: 3 servings

Adapted from Stuffed Bacon Cheeseburgers

Estimated time: 20 minutes

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