Gourmet Grilling Burgers

Anaheim’s are very popular in Southwestern US Cuisine.Also called “New Mexican Chile”. These were developed by Dr. Fabian Garcia in New Mexico about 100 yrs ago who was seeking a chile pepper that was bigger, fleshier, and milder.

They got the name “Anaheim” when a farmer named Emilio Ortega brought these seeds to the Anaheim area in the early 1900’s. This chile can be roasted and peeled and used in recipes or stuffed to make chile rellenos just as the Poblano Chile.

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2 lbs lean ground beef
1/2 lb bulk Italian sausage
1/2 large red onion, chopped
2 Anaheim chile peppers, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 lb Muenster cheese, shredded
1 egg
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp chili powder
Salt and pepper to taste


Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

Mix the ground beef, sausage, onion, chili pepper, garlic, Muenster cheese, egg, Worcestershire sauce, and chili powder in a mixing bowl until evenly combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper and mix again. Form the meat mixture into 8 patties.

Cook on the preheated grill until the burgers are no longer pink in the center, about 7 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160°F (70°C).

Serves 8.

From allrecipes.com