How? I mean really how is it possible that after 3 years of blogging I have never presented you with a burger recipe?
I mean seriously, this is just a lack judgement on my part. How can I deny you all that is meaty, juicy, bubbling with cheese and stacked with toppings galore?
It’s just wrong I tell you.
Especially because this is one of those things that I make at home a few times a month.
Shame on me, but not shame on you because just in time for grilling season to start you are going to get one awesome burger.
I think a large part of my oversight is because my burgers aren’t really recipes per say. I don’t do anything to the meat except to season it before it gets cooked. In my opinion, when you start adding to the beef (or lamb) then it comes meatloaf, not a burger.
A burger should just be good quality beef. Grass-fed, organic, a blend of different cuts. It should taste like beef, not like the freezer section at the grocery store.
No, what makes a burger special is what goes on top of it.
So when the nice people at the Hatch Chile Store offered to send me some hatch chiles to try out and play around with, I immediately knew these chiles were meant to get turned into burger toppings.
This burger is so good, this is the second time I’ve made it, and since I still have hatch chiles left I see this happening at least one more time in my future.
If you are unfamiliar with hatch chiles they are New Mexican chiles, usually ranging on the larger size from 5-8 inches. Some are mild but others can really pack the heat. I opted to go for the medium variety, mostly because I’m a wimp when it comes to spice and even with scraping out the seeds there was a nice pleasant burn. For people like Braden who can practically drink hot sauce, this was nothing for him.
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I was provided with free samples of hatch chiles from The Hatch Chile Store but as always, all opinions stated are my own.