I wanted to make a burger that had a nice punch of flavor to it. It’s getting to be about that time here in Northern Colorado, when roasted green chilies are going to be popping up at the farmer’s markets. I love roasted green chilies! You can get any spice level you like, the chilies are roasted fresh while you wait, and the smell is amazing.
I still had some roasted chilies in the freezer so I pulled those out and got to work creating this burger. It’s super easy to prepare and tastes delicious!
Andrea’s Cowboy Burgers
- 1 pound Grassfed Ground Beef
- 2 Roasted Green Chilies, seeded and chopped
- 1/4 Small Red Onion, finely chopped
- 2 Slices Cooked Bacon, chopped
- 1/2TBSP Worcestershire Sauce
- 1tsp Chili Powder
- 1/2tsp Salt
- 1/2tsp Pepper
- 1/2tsp Garlic Powder
- 1TBSP Oil for cooking (I recommend Lard or Ghee)
Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl and gently combine. Quarter the mixture, and make a patty out of each quarter. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Place patties in skillet and cook on each side for about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve!
Makes 4 patties
You can serve these however you like! Top with cheese and maybe some caramelized onions. I topped ours with guacamole and served them on lettuce wraps.
The roasted chilies bring a nice heat to the burgers while the bacon highlights the smokiness. The spice level of the chilies used will determine how spicy the burgers turn out. If you love heat, use spicier chilies!
These would also be great grilled! Leftovers can be used right away or frozen. To reheat, gently warm them up in a toaster oven or in a regular oven at 375 for about 10 minutes.
Have fun guys, and remember, always play with your food! Enjoy!