Baseball season is here and with it comes warm grilling weather! In case you weren’t tough enough to be grilling all year long, it’s time to dust off that grill, tune in to your favorite baseball team and head out to your backyard. This recipe is perfect for having some friends over to watch or listen to a baseball game. It’s a double cheeseburger covered with a spicy green chile sauce.
When most of us go out to the ballpark to catch a game, the classic idea to eat is a hotdog. This makes sense as a hotdog is relatively easy to eat and we’ve been doing it forever. But now that we are home enjoying the game, we have the option to change things up. Invite some friends over and skip the dogs this time since you can head out to the grill and create this amazing burger.
Grill the poblano, serrano and habanero peppers over medium direct heat on your Char-Broil grill. Get the outside of the pepper nicely charred. Put a few tablespoons of oil in a skillet placed directly on your grill and add the quartered tomatillos. Pan fry the tomatillos for a couple of minutes until soft. Head inside and put all of the grilled peppers in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap. The next step is removing the charred skin of the pepper and placing the peppers in a covered bowl helps the skin slide right off. After about 10 minutes in the bowl, remove the peppers and use the side of a knife to scrape the skin off the peppers.
Add the poblano, serrano and habanero peppers to a food processor. Add in the quartered softened tomatillos, two cloves of garlic and cilantro. Finally, add one teaspoon of cumin and pulse the food processor until the mixture is smooth. This green chile sauce is fantastic for some chip dunking but try to save some for the burgers!
With the 80/20 ground beef (80 percent lean and 20 percent fat) form thin burger patties and apply salt and pepper all over the burgers. Grill the burger patties over medium direct heat and when they are almost finished melt some Monterey Jack cheese over top. While the cheese is melting on the patties put your hamburger rolls over direct heat for about 30 seconds until nicely toasted.
Assemble the double cheeseburger and smother it with the spicy green chile sauce. Serve this to your friends while watching or listening to your favorite baseball team and I guarantee they’ll want to be at your house for every game of the season. Enjoy!
An easy recipe for a green chile double cheeseburger.
- 3 poblano peppers (grilled, seeds removed)
- 2 tomatillos, quartered
- 1/2 of a serrano chile pepper
- 1/2 of a habanero pepper
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons cilantro
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 - 1 1/2 pounds of 80/20 ground beef
- Salt and pepper
- Monterey Jack cheese
- Soft Kaiser rolls
- Grill poblano peppers over medium heat.
- Put a few tablespoons of oil in a skillet placed directly on your grill and add the quartered tomatillos. Pan fry the tomatillos for a couple of minutes until soft.
- Put all of the grilled poblano peppers in a bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
- After 10 minutes, use a knife and remove the skin from the poblano peppers.
- Add the poblanos, serrano and habanero peppers to a food processor. Add in the quartered softened tomatillos, 2 cloves of garlic and cilantro. Finally, add in the cumin and pulse the food processor until the mixture is smooth.
- Preheat the grill to medium.
- Form burger patties and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Grill the burgers and when almost done add the Monterey Jack cheese.
- Grill the rolls over direct heat for about 30 seconds.
- Stack two burger patties and smother with the green chile sauce.
- Assemble burgers and enjoy.