Green Chile Cheeseburgers – A Taste of NM in Mid-Mo

If you have never tasted a Green Chile Cheeseburger, you owe it to yourself to give this recipe a try. It’s a quick and simple adaptation on a normal cheeseburger, full of cheesy green chile deliciousness!

Green Chili Cheeseburgers Cover Picture

My Goof and I both lived in New Mexico for a number of years. This means that, like most New Mexicans, we have green chile coursing through our veins. A common refrain in this house is, “Mmmmmmm, green chile!”

One very popular New Mexican burger chain is Blake’s Lotaburger. Seriously, if you have never had Blake’s Lotaburger and you get the opportunity, try it. Their food is amazing.

Their green chile cheeseburgers are simply out of this world. And my favorite way of ordering them is with ketchup and tomato. So good!

One day recently, my honey and I got to talking about how much we both wanted one of those burgers. We already had ground beef and buns. One quick trip to the store and we had everything else we needed for Green Chile Cheeseburger yumminess!

Green Chile Cheeseburgers

We formed two large burger patties and started them cooking.

Cooking Burgers

While the burgers cooked, we put a little ketchup and a thin slice of tomato on each bun.



Yup, one on the top and one on the bottom. Because we decided to be weird. Why is everyone looking at me??


Once the burgers are cooked through, spoon some of that wonderful green chile all over the top of them. I do make my own green chile sauce from fresh – and the smell in the house is AMAZING. Unfortunately, we don’t have any of that at the moment. And we were in a hurry. So we went with canned green chile.

Green Chili Added

Pausing for a moment while all people who know the wonders of fresh green chile give me that “you used canned green chile??” look.


Top that green chile with a slice of cheese. We used Deluxe American. If interested, I don’t buy the kind that is individually wrapped. It really ruins the taste of the cheese.

Once the cheese melts – which happens quite quickly, put that tasty looking burger on your bun. And yes, you see that correctly – we put more green chile on ours. Because . . . green chile!

Green Chile Burger and more

That’s pretty much it. Put the top bun on and . . . isn’t that pretty?

Green Chile Cheeseburger 1

The burger was so tall that I cut mine in half in order to eat it. With a few chips. They look sort of sad and broken. It was the end of the bag and they are always sad and broken at the end of the bag. I suppose we could have made fries, but, neither of us were in the mood. So, sad and broken chips it is.

Green Chili Cheeseburger 2

We hope you try cooking some of these soon. And if you’ve never had green chile before, we’ll even understand if you use the canned green chile like we did! To entice you, how about one more look at that cheesy green chile goodness?

Green Chile Cheeseburger 3

Happy Eating!

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2 comments on Green Chile Cheeseburgers – A Taste of NM in Mid-Mo

  1. Too hot for me.. But, all the rest of my gang?? They are sooo in! I can’t wait to surprise them! Thanks for sharing at Country Fair Blog Party! You are going to make me a total hero!

    1. One of the best things about canned green chili is that they have the flavor without the heat. They are completely friendly, even if you don’t like hot stuff. I hope your gang loves them…and if you happen to take a bite, I hope you end up loving them too. 🙂

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