Recipe: Green Chile Burgers

Change up those burgers you've been grilling all summer long with this recipe from

Yield: 4 servings

1 1/4 pounds ground beef

1 clove garlic crushed and finely minced

1/8 teaspoon ground black or seasoned pepper

1 teaspoon ground chile mild

1/2 teaspoon salt

4 slices Monterey Jack cheese or 1/2 cup shredded Mexican blend of cheeses

4 hamburger buns, split and toasted

1 can (4 ounces) chopped mild green chili peppers, drained

4 large slices sweet onion

1 medium tomato, sliced

4 leaves lettuce, romaine or your favorite

chunky salsa, fresh or good purchased salsa

Mix lean ground beef with garlic, pepper, ground chile, and salt in a large bowl. Shape into 4 flat patties. Preheat broiler or grill, then cook burgers about 4 inches from heat, turning when halfway done.

Cook until very little or no pink remains. Just before serving, place a slice of cheese or grated cheese on each burger. Top each bun with a hamburger patty and cheese, green chile peppers, an onion slice, tomato slice, and lettuce leaf. Serve burgers with a dish of salsa on the side.