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Green Chili Burgers

 Green Chili Burgers
Take one all-American patty and load it up New Mexico-style with smoky cheese and chopped green chilies.
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 slices smoked cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 4 onion hamburger buns, split

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine bread crumbs, egg, salt and pepper. Add
  • beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in.-thick
  • patties. Press a shallow indentation in the center of each with your
  • thumb. Brush both sides of patties with oil.
  • Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 4-5
  • minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Top
  • burgers with cheese and chilies; grill 30 seconds longer or until
  • cheese is melted. Serve on buns. Yield: 4 servings.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.