As you all know, I have an affection for interesting combinations for burgers. I’d seen this one awhile back on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and definitely wanted to try it. I know this is mostly a New Mexico/Arizona/Texas thing (incidentally, I think the Diner was in New Mexico), as are most concoctions involving Green Chiles
side note: does anyone have a cooler job than Guy Fieri on this show? Traveling all over the country and eating awesome diner food would easily be in my top 3 vocations.
This thing is really quite simple. The key is to brown the burger on one side on the grill (or the pan, i suppose, for the non-grilled), lump the green chile on the burger and then cover the chile completely with a slide of cheese and allow it to melt. Think of it like you’re creating a tent for the chile so it doesn’t escape while eating.
The Chef thought these would have been better with jalapenos and I can see where she’s coming from. With the jalapeno though, the spice meter would have been higher and not necessarily the flavor meter. I like it as is.