Green Chile Guacamole 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 green chiles, roasted, seeds removed
1 lb extra lean ground beef (or turkey)
2 cloves roasted garlic, finely minced
generous pinch cumin
pinch each salt and pepper
4 fresh&easy whole wheat buns (gluten-free may be substituted)
Approximately 1 cup fresh&easy guacamole
1/2 onion, sliced
2 roma tomatoes, sliced


Yield: 4 burgers

Half roasted green chiles. Finely chop 1/2 of one of your chiles and slice the rest.

In a medium bowl, combine finely chopped green chile, ground beef, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper until ingredients are just incorporated. Form into 4 equal-sized patties. Press your thumb down into the center of each patty to create a small indent.

Grill over medium heat until burgers have reached desired doneness, about 5 minutes each side. Simultaneously grill the onion slices until browned. This will also take about 5 minutes on each side. Top buns with guacamole, cooked burgers and onions, reserved green chile slices and tomato. Serve immediately.