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Green Chile burgers with Caramelized onions and peppers

Hatch Green Chile Burgers with Cheddar Cheese, Caramelized Onions and Avocado

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  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 5 burgers 1x


Hatch Green Chiles add just the right amount of spicy tex-mex flavor to this amazing cheesy burger topped with avocado and caramelized onions.




  • 1 lb of ground beef (whatever leanness you prefer)
  • 1/4 cup of bread crumbs or oatmeal (I always use oatmeal)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 3 to 4 roasted green chiles, seeds removed, diced fine (about 1/2 cup diced – use more if you like)
  • Sargento sliced Cheddar Cheese

Caramelized Onions:

  • 1 onion
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sugar (for quick caramelization method)


  • 1 to 2 avocados
  • optional: any other burger toppings you love



  1. Combine beef, bread crumbs/oatmeal, cumin, garlic, egg, salt, pepper and chiles in a large bowl. Use your hands and mix until well combined.
  2. Form into uniform patties.
  3. Grill burgers over direct high heat for 7 to 10 minutes depending on how well done you like your burgers. (You can also cook them on your stove top using a grill pan – over medium heat for about 10 minutes.)
  4. Remove patties from heat and top with sliced Cheddar Cheese.

Meanwhile, for the onions:

  1. Coat a large skillet with olive oil. (Use a cast-iron pan for the best caramelization.)
  2. Heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and 1/4 tsp of salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly until the onions begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir the sugar into the onions and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until the onions are golden brown, about 20 minutes

Assemble your Burger

  1. Assemble burgers, piling the avocado and a heaping tablespoon of the caramelized onions on top of the cheddar cheese. (Plus any additional burger toppings you like.)