Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hatch Chile Cheeseburger Recipe


Hey Gals! There's nothing I love better than a good burger so today I'm sharing my latest favorite cheeseburger recipe that we recently made! This recipe comes courtesy of my local grocery store, Wegmans. They often spotlight seasonal produce, and recently they had an in-store event, featuring Hatch chiles. If you're not familiar with Hatch chiles (which I was not until the event!), they get their name because they originate from Hatch, New Mexico and come in four main varieties ranging in flavor from mild to smoky/spicy.

After sampling a bunch of recipes around the store, featuring these delicious chiles, GG and I grabbed a couple of the hot variety and decided to try and recreate our favorite recipe that we sampled - the Hatch Chile Cheeseburgers.


If you like spicy, this is definitely a must try! The chile flavor mellows out a bit once it's cooked, but you still get that delicious burst of heat. We paired this with my favorite guac recipe, made this time with the remaining Hatch chiles - yum! Instead of topping with the chiles and cheese, we decided to chop them both up so they'd be incorporated throughout the burger.


Recipe adapted from Wegmans (makes 2 half pound burgers):

Ingredients:
  • 1 lb of 80/20 ground beef
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 1 Hatch chile
  • 1 tbs. seasoned olive oil.
  • 2 buns
  • Garnishes of choice
Directions:
  • Preheat grill to High and roast your Hatch chile until completely blackened - about 15-20 minutes.
  • Place your chile in a sealed bag for about 15 minutes, then peel off the blackened skin once cooled and finely chop your chile. **Be sure to either wear gloves or wash your hands with alcohol after chopping - those chile oils will remain on your hand otherwise, and burn!
  • Combine beef, shredded cheese and diced chiles and form into patties. Sprinkle patties with remaining seasoning and drizzle with remaining oil. Place on grill; cook until desired doneness.
  • Top with cooked patties your garnish of choice - we opted for some fresh sliced tomatoes and a little ketchup and mayo.
This recipe came together so easily and was so, so delicious! Anyone else a Hatch chile fan?! If you like spicy and burgers, then I definitely recommend giving this recipe a try!

Linking up today with EmilyJennifer JuniperKaryn, KristenEmilyMandyMaryJessicaMandySusanLisaPamKristin, and Natasha!
uthentic New Mexican Hatch Chiles are a favorite Southwestern Chile. These chiles are named after the original growing area in Hatch, New Mexico. No other chile is prized more than this variety which grows in the Mesilla Valley, just north of Las Cruces. Chefs say that the intense sunlight and cool nights in this valley result in a uniquely flavored chile. The valley, which stretches along the Rio Grande’s southern-most bend before crossing into Texas and Mexico, is covered with row after row of these green leafy chile plants for most of the summer. Hatch Chiles have a meaty flesh and mild-medium heat making them ideal for use in Chile Con Queso, Chile Rellenos, and Chile Verde. But, don't stop there...try roasting and using them in salads, soups, stews, dips, and sandwiches - See more at: http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10052&catalogId=10002&langId=-1&partNumber=EVENT_6766#sthash.KmmanMDH.dpuf
uthentic New Mexican Hatch Chiles are a favorite Southwestern Chile. These chiles are named after the original growing area in Hatch, New Mexico. No other chile is prized more than this variety which grows in the Mesilla Valley, just north of Las Cruces. Chefs say that the intense sunlight and cool nights in this valley result in a uniquely flavored chile. The valley, which stretches along the Rio Grande’s southern-most bend before crossing into Texas and Mexico, is covered with row after row of these green leafy chile plants for most of the summer. Hatch Chiles have a meaty flesh and mild-medium heat making them ideal for use in Chile Con Queso, Chile Rellenos, and Chile Verde. But, don't stop there...try roasting and using them in salads, soups, stews, dips, and sandwiches - See more at: http://www.wegmans.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?storeId=10052&catalogId=10002&langId=-1&partNumber=EVENT_6766#sthash.KmmanMDH.dpuf
Hatch Chile peppers are grown in Hatch, New Mexico (the chile capital of the world!) and are very popular in southwestern cooking. Compared to an Anaheim Chile, Hatch Chiles have thicker walls, which hold up nicely in many recipes.
They are only harvested 4 weeks out of the year, from Mid-August to Mid-September and we only carry them for the weekend of our event. So their arrival is much anticipated!
- See more at: http://www.wegmans.com/blog/2011/08/hatch-chile-season-is-here/#sthash.S53Gbdot.dpuf
Hatch Chile peppers are grown in Hatch, New Mexico (the chile capital of the world!) and are very popular in southwestern cooking. Compared to an Anaheim Chile, Hatch Chiles have thicker walls, which hold up nicely in many recipes.
They are only harvested 4 weeks out of the year, from Mid-August to Mid-September and we only carry them for the weekend of our event. So their arrival is much anticipated!
- See more at: http://www.wegmans.com/blog/2011/08/hatch-chile-season-is-here/#sthash.S53Gbdot.dpuf
Hatch Chile peppers are grown in Hatch, New Mexico (the chile capital of the world!) and are very popular in southwestern cooking. Compared to an Anaheim Chile, Hatch Chiles have thicker walls, which hold up nicely in many recipes.
They are only harvested 4 weeks out of the year, from Mid-August to Mid-September and we only carry them for the weekend of our event. So their arrival is much anticipated!
- See more at: http://www.wegmans.com/blog/2011/08/hatch-chile-season-is-here/#sthash.S53Gbdot.dpuf
Hatch Chile peppers are grown in Hatch, New Mexico (the chile capital of the world!) and are very popular in southwestern cooking. Compared to an Anaheim Chile, Hatch Chiles have thicker walls, which hold up nicely in many recipes.
They are only harvested 4 weeks out of the year, from Mid-August to Mid-September and we only carry them for the weekend of our event. So their arrival is much anticipated!
- See more at: http://www.wegmans.com/blog/2011/08/hatch-chile-season-is-here/#sthash.S53Gbdot.dpuf
Hatch Chile peppers are grown in Hatch, New Mexico (the chile capital of the world!) and are very popular in southwestern cooking. Compared to an Anaheim Chile, Hatch Chiles have thicker walls, which hold up nicely in many recipes.
They are only harvested 4 weeks out of the year, from Mid-August to Mid-September and we only carry them for the weekend of our event. So their arrival is much anticipated!
- See more at: http://www.wegmans.com/blog/2011/08/hatch-chile-season-is-here/#sthash.S53Gbdot.dpuf

17 comments :

  1. ok that looks so delicious! and now i want a burger. too early? and guac. bc guac is always a good idea :)

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  2. I feel like Gary would seriously love this - I'm a little scared of the chile but i know the guac will off set it!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. YUM! I tend to get tired of just a plain cheeseburger all the time so we love to find different variations too - looks delicious!

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  4. I love burgers and I love spicy! Never heard of that particular chile, but never found a type I didn't like! Looks yummy!

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  5. Sounds delicious - nothing like a big juicy burger!

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  6. Yum! We grill out alot and this would be a nice change up on the average burger

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  7. Let's be honest, you had me at burger! This looks delicious!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. My local store had a hatch chile event this weekend too and I didn't quite know what to do with them, but THIS looks amazing!!!

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  9. That looks fantastic! I used to not like things that are hot/spicy, but I just recently started to like it. Thanks for the recipe!

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  10. This looks DELISH! Love the incorporation of chiles into the recipe, and topping it with some guacamole - yum!

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  11. I love spicy food and haven't had a burger in months! Need one in my life soon!

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  12. The spicier the better! These sound so good!

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  13. Sooo craving a burger now! I've never heard of those peppers, but how nice they come in a variety of spice levels, haha I'm not a big spicy food person!

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