Green Chile and Avocado-Mayo Burger

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 Anaheim chile peppers
3 pounds ground beef
Juice of ½ lime
2 avocados
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
8 large sesame seed buns


YIELD: Makes 6 to 8 Burgers

Roast the Anaheim chile peppers, peel, stem, seed, cut into strips, and set aside.

Cut the two avocados in half remove the pit, spoon out the avocado into a bowl. Add the lime juice, mayonnaise, and mash until you have a creamy avocado mayo for spreading. Add salt to taste.

Make 6 to 8 hamburger patties with the hamburger meat. Salt and pepper each side.

Place on the grill and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes. Flip over and cook for another 4 minutes or until desired doneness.

While hamburgers are grilling butter the inside of the hamburger buns and place on the grill to toast.