Green Chile Burger

Green Chile Burger
Staff Writer

Bobby Flay

We don’t think anyone would argue with us when we say that Bobby Flay knows his burgers, and this one showcases his love of Southwestern fare with roasted poblano peppers, pickled red onions, and queso cheese. Not only is this burger a best recipe in our books, but it also won the People’s Choice award at the 2013 South Beach Wine & Food Festival’s Burger Bash event. 

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For the BBQ Sauce

Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a heavy-bottomed medium saucepan. Add the onions and cook until soft, 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomatoes and water and bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for an additional 30-40 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally. Transfer the mixture to a food processor and purée until smooth, season with salt and pepper to taste. Pour into a bowl and allow to cool at room temperature. Sauce will keep for 1 week in the refrigerator stored in a tightly sealed container.

For the coleslaw

Whisk together the mayonnaise, onion, sugar, celery salt, vinegar, and salt and pepper in a large bowl.  Add the cabbage and carrot and stir to combine, season with more salt and pepper, if needed.  Let sit at least 15 minutes before serving.

For the burger

Heat the grill to high.

Form the meat into four 8-ounce burgers, brush with the oil, and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Place on the grill and grill until golden brown and slightly charred, 4 to 5 minutes. Brush with some of the barbecue sauce. Turn the burgers over and continue cooking to medium doneness, about 4 minutes longer, brush with more of the sauce.

Place the burgers on the bun bottoms and spoon some more of the barbecue sauce on top. Top with some of the coleslaw and a few pickles. Top with the bun tops.


Calories per serving:

844 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 39g 60%
  • Carbs 76g 25%
  • Saturated 6g 30%
  • Fiber 12g 46%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 57g
  • Monounsaturated 15g
  • Polyunsaturated 6g
  • Protein 55g 111%
  • Cholesterol 149mg 50%
  • Sodium 2,538mg 106%
  • Calcium 270mg 27%
  • Magnesium 171mg 43%
  • Potassium 2,254mg 64%
  • Iron 11mg 62%
  • Zinc 14mg 92%
  • Phosphorus 657mg 94%
  • Vitamin A 391µg 43%
  • Vitamin C 79mg 132%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 29%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 40%
  • Niacin (B3) 14mg 71%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 107%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 108µg 27%
  • Vitamin B12 5µg 86%
  • Vitamin D 0µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 9mg 43%
  • Vitamin K 159µg 198%
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