Green Chiles and Pepper Jack Cheese are a great way to spice up a burger. My husband loves when I make Chili Rellenos, but it is quite a bit of work, so I don’t make them as often as he would like. This easy recipe is a good way to satisfy a hungry man’s appetite, with a lot less work.
Ingredients needed for Green Chili Cheeseburger Recipe:
*Ground Beef Patties (seasoned as you like)
*Pepper Jack Cheese
Green Chile Peppers are large, mild flavored peppers that often referred to as Anaheim Peppers. They were named ‘Anaheim’ Peppers when a farmer named Emilio Ortega brought these seeds to the Anaheim, California area in the early 1900’s.
We will need to remove the skin from our peppers. The easiest way to remove the skin from the peppers is by roasting the peppers in the oven.
Pre-heat your oven to the high Broil setting. While your oven is heating wash and dry your peppers.
Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil, then place your green chiles on the foil lined pan. The oils in the chiles will stain your pan if you don’t line it, I learned this the hard way.
Place your chiles in your oven on an upper rack. Broil the chiles just until they are blackened, then turn them over and broil until they are fairly black on all sides. The chiles may pop a bit while they are cooking, this is alright, it will break the skin open and make them easier to peel. As an alternative you can blacken your chiles on your grill if you like, I just find it to be faster and easier to do in my oven.
When your chiles are done blackening, remove them from the oven and let them cool. When chiles are cool to the touch, gently slide the tip of a sharp knife under the edge of the skin to get it started to peel if needed. Gently peel all of the skin off of your chiles.
Your chiles should now look naked like this. Cut just the stem end off of the chiles making sure to leave the tasty seeds inside of your chiles. If your chili peppers are large like mine, you may want to cut them in half so that they don’t hang off of the edge of your burgers.
Season your hamburgers to your liking. I like to use a little salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoned salt, and a little ground cayenne pepper on my burgers.
Cook you hamburgers on a hot barbecue grill until they are just about done to your liking. Place your chiles on your hamburgers, then lay a slice of pepper jack cheese over the top of your green chiles. Close the lid of the barbecue grill for a minute or two until the cheese is meted over the chiles.
Dress your Pepper Jack Green Chili Cheeseburger with your condiments of choice. Keep it simple so you don’t drown out the delicious chili and cheese flavors.