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Roasted Garlic and Green Chili Burger
This is a recipe I threw together one night trying to brainstorm something for the kids when they insisted we have burgers AGAIN. Turns out my friends liked it too! It has a bit of a southwest influence, not too spicy, with a slightly sweet, roasted flavor.
1 cup mayonnaise
1 t. hot sauce
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 t. fresh lime juice
2 lbs ground sirloin or ground chuck
1 ½ canned green chilies (roasted and chopped)
2 t. jarred roasted garlic or 4 cloves fresh roasted garlic chopped
1 t. paprika
½ t. black pepper
½ t. ground cummin
½ t. sea salt
1 t. granulated onion
½ t. chili powder
vegetable oil, for brushing on the grill rack
8 oz. sliced queso fresco cheese
4 large seeded hamburger buns
Prepare a medium hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or a gas grill to medium high heat. To prepare cilantro mayo, combine ingredients and chill until burgers are ready. To prepare burgers, combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix together until blended using wet hands to keep meat moist. Divide equally and form into patties approximately one inch thick. Brush grill rack with vegetable oil. Place patties on grill and cook to desired doneness, 5 to 7 minutes per side, turning once. Place sliced cheese on top of burgers during last three minutes. Remove burgers from heat. Place buns on grill open face down for 3 to 5 minutes to lightly toast. To assemble burgers, place cilantro mayo on bottom bun, place burgers on top, cover with top bun and serve.
Be sure to have plenty of napkins handy!