A few weeks ago, I ate at the Cheesecake Factory for the first time. After spending 20+ minutes and a glass of wine looking through their menu, I selected their green chile cheeseburger. After all, I love green chile, and it’s hard to go wrong with a good burger, right?
When the waiter brought out my cheeseburger, I think I actually gasped. It was soo pretty! The burger was made with toasted bread, topped with a patty smothered in green chile and topped with cheese, then there were crispy fried tortilla strips on top of the cheese, and a pico de gallo on top. It is amazingly delicious. Hands down, this is the best green chile cheeseburger I had ever had. And I have had a lot of green chile cheeseburgers!
As I do with all food in restaurants that amazes me, I knew I had to recreate this green chile cheeseburger at home.
This green chile cheeseburger starts with toasted slices of sourdough bread, spread with a little mayo, then topped with a 1/4 pound hamburger patty. (I personally love the grill marks when I use my grill pan, when cooking burgers indoors). Then I added a heaping tablespoon of chopped green chile, followed by monterey jack cheese, and let the cheese melt. I quickly fried up thinly sliced flour tortilla strips in olive oil and added a generous portion to the burger, and topped that with a fresh pico de gallo.
And it was every bit as amazingly delicious as the green chile cheeseburger from the Cheesecake Factory.
If you’re a green chile lover, this will quickly become a regular on your weekly dinner menu.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Serving Size: 1 burger
If you give this a shot, come back and let me know what you thought of the recipe!