Grilled Green Chili and Pepper Jack Cheeseburger

I’m not usually a cheeseburger fan, but there is a place here in Colorado called Smash Burger that has changed my mind about burgers!  This isn’t a post about Smash Burger – although if they wanted to give me free burgers or something for a year I wouldn’t mind, but is a post about my favorite burger there, and how I made it at home.

You can make your own burgers at Smash Burger.  I like this because I don’t like most traditional burger combinations.  I’m sure by now, you know how much I loooooove green chilis, and since they were on the menu, they were going on my burger.  No matter what else I ordered.  I like pepper jack cheese in tacos, so I added that, and sometimes if I am feeling sassy, I’ll add some fried onion straws.  They cook their hamburger patties on a flat top grill, so I did the same, and used a non-stick griddle pan to get a good sear on my burger.

I like how easy this recipe is to make during the week too.  If you prep your hamburger patties ahead of time, dinner will be even easier.  I like to buy ground beef from Costco, and makeup and freeze burger patties for quick and easy dinners.

If you use a griddle, you can cook the burgers and grill the chilies all at the same time, which makes dinner even quicker.  In the summertime, use your outdoor grill and roast the green chilis before slicing them!  Yum!

Making cheeseburgers at home is a good way to apiece everyone.  Just by keeping a few ingredients on hand that you know your family will like and you use often (like bbq sauce and bacon)!

I totally forgot to take pictures of this burger, so I just added a picture of the burger when we had it at SmashBurger.  I will update the post as soon as I cook these again and upload them!  Sorry for the inconvenience!  I added some fried onions to mine in this picture (guilty pleasure!)



1 lb ground beef formed into patties
sliced pepper jack cheese
1-2 green chilis (or Anaheim), thinly sliced
hamburger buns


Heat a nonstick pan or griddle to medium-high heat.  Spray with non stick spray or coat pan with butter and add sliced chilis.  Toss with tongs, and set to the side, stirring with tongs often to prevent burning.

Add some more butter to the pan, and add burger patties.  Cook each burger patty for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until desired doneness.  Cooking time varies based on how thick your patties are.

Place sliced cheese over top of hamburger patties, and turn off heat.  Cover cheeseburgers with a pot lid for about 30 seconds, until the cheese is completely melted.

Remove from heat, place cheeseburger on a bun and top with green chilis.

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Grilled Green Chili and Pepper Jack Cheeseburgers

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