January 26, 2014

Chorizo and Green Chile Burger


In celebration of A&E's new show, Wahlburgers, I decided this would be a multi-burger cooking Sunday (so stay tuned for another burger recipe later in the week)!  Besides knowing I could totally do this chick Kari's job better than she can (watch to find out what I mean), after seeing the pilot, I realize this show is pretty close to perfection for me.
  • Number one: Marky Mark, the end-all, be-all of life.  (I'm a tad dramatic when it comes to Mark Wahlberg).  
  • Number two: It's about building a restaurant empire!  My favorite type of television show in general.
  • Number three:  Boston accents.  Where "khakis" and "car keys" are interchangeable.
This burger was made up on the fly, when I was in the grocery store and saw that Giant finally stocked some chorizo.  I couldn't decide between a nacho-cheddar or a pepper jack cheese, but I went in the spicy direction.  It's your choice.  This recipe made four big burgers, but if you wanted to turn them into 6-8 sliders, you could do that, too!  This is why I look cooking: so many options.  Read on to find out about these spicy, juicy burgers...

What You'll Need:
  • 1 lb. ground chorizo
  • 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tsp. flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. taco/enchilada sauce (I used Ortega), extra for drizzle
  • 2 tsp. green chiles, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 - 6 Kaiser rolls
  • 4 - 6 slices pepper jack cheese
  • Fresh salsa, optional

1.  Let's start with the easiest part of the recipe:  In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly mix the first ten ingredients with your hands to incorporate well.  If you could only find chorizo links instead of ground chorizo, remove casing (very thin layer of "skin" on the outside of the each link) and break apart while mixing with the other ingredients.  Evenly break up your meat mix into however many burgers you would like (I made 4 big ones) and form the patties.

2.  In a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp. of olive oil over medium-high heat.  Put your burgers in the pan and sear on each side until browned, about 5-7 minutes on each side.  Transfer the patties to a foil-lined baking sheet, and cook in a 350-degree oven until internal temperature is 160-degrees, about 20-25 minutes.

3.  When the burgers need about 3 more minutes, top with sliced pepper jack cheese.  Return to oven and let cheese melt.  Transfer burger to a flaky bun and top with extra taco sauce and fresh salsa.  Enjoy!




1 comment:

  1. What a great burger. It's a little sweet, it's a little spicy....the flavors compliment well and make a great dish.

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