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JUST ‘GREEN’ & BEAR IT BURGER

Ingredients 

Green Chile Spread:
5 fire-roasted green chiles, peeled, de-seeded and
chopped
2 cloves garlic, coarse chopped
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. cooking sherry
½ Tsp. coarse sea salt
1 Tsp. dried cilantro

Patties:
2.25 pounds ground chuck
2 Tsp. coarse sea salt
5 fire-roasted green chiles, peeled, de-seeded and
finely chopped

Vegetable oil, for brushing on the grill rack
6 pieces thick-sliced bacon
12 slices asadero cheese
6 Sara Lee Heart Healthy Wheat Hamburger Buns
3 Tbsp. mayonnaise
6 ripe tomato slices
6 thin slices white onion
18 slices ripe avocado

Instructions 

• Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill, or heat gas grill to medium-hot.
• Using a food processor, combine green chiles, garlic, olive oil, cooking sherry, sea salt, and cilantro. Puree until a thick spread is achieved.
• To make the patties, combine the ground chuck, sea salt, and finely chopped chiles. Mix well, handling the meat as little as possible to avoid compacting it. Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions, then form into patties.
• Brush the grill rack with vegetable oil. Place the patties on the rack and cook, turning once, until done – about 6-8 minutes on each side.
• Meanwhile, cook the bacon slices directly on the grill rack – about 3 minutes per side.
• During the final moments of grilling the patties, place 2 slices of asadero cheese on each patty.
• When the patties and bacon are cooked, set them aside to a cooler part of the grill to keep warm.
• Separate the buns, then place the halves, cut side down, on the grill rack and toast lightly.
• To assemble the burgers, spread mayonnaise on the bottom half of each bun (1/2 tablespoon per burger). Spread the green chile spread on the top half of each bun. On the bottom half of each bun, place a patty, bacon, tomato slice, white onion slice, and 3 slices avocado. Add the bun tops and serve. Makes 6 burgers.

Comments 

If you love green chile, this is the burger for you! With green chile both in the burger itself and in a fiery spread, it’s a chile aficionado’s dream. Here in New Mexico, green chile is served in just about everything. You’ll often hear, "Just Grin & Bear It" when chile’s a little hot, since no one would consider wasting good green chile. It might be a little spicy, but the Just ‘Green’ & Bear It Burger is so good, you’ll savor every bite.