Green Chile Cheeseburgers: Secret Recipe Club

Green Chile Cheeseburgers from Seasoned ground beef topped with chopped green chiles and pepper Jack or Colby Jack cheese are a great change from the usual cheeseburger.

It’s time for my last Secret Recipe Club reveal for 2013. I love being in the SRC and trying new recipes. This month I was assigned Jenna’s Cooking Journey.

The first recipe that caught my attention was German Chocolate Cake Brownies but I already have half a dozen sweets planned for this month I decided to go in a savory direction. When I saw Jenna’s post for Green Chile Cheeseburgers I knew I had a winner.

There isn’t much I like better than a good homemade burger. Add in diced green chiles and pepper Jack cheese and I’m in heaven. These burgers turned out amazing. I did have to leave out the cilantro since it tastes weird to me and I added in garlic powder because it’s in all my burgers.

Thanks Jenna, for a winner.

Green Chile Cheeseburgers: Secret Recipe Club

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Micha M


  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • Hefty pinch of kosher or coarse sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • A few grinds of black pepper
  • 1 small can of chopped green chiles
  • 4 deli slices Pepper Jack or Colby Jack cheese
  • 4 buns
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • onion
  • mayonnaise


  1. Combine the ground chuck, salt, garlic powder, cumin, and pepper together.
  2. Form into 4 even patties. Grill or fry turning once if needed until meat reaches 165 degrees.
  3. Top with green chiles and cheese. Let patties rest until cheese melts.
  4. Assemble and serve.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from Jenna's Cooking Journey

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  1. I’m with you Micha – nothing beats a good homemade burger and this one looks sooo good!

  2. I love, love, love spicy food. You’re making me hungry!

  3. I totally agree Micha – a homemade burger is just the best, and I love this variation. Green chile is so incredible – I don’t use it enough at all.

  4. YUM. This looks super delicious! An awesome SRC pick!

  5. I totally agree, a few things can beat a great homemade burger and yours are making me hungry!

  6. Wow, what a burger!

  7. These look great! Delish– love the green chiles!

  8. man, now i’m craving burgers! these look AWESOME!

  9. A great burger is always good, but when you add the green chiles, I am over the moon! Awesome choice Micha!!

  10. That burger looks fantastic and I’m with you – you can’t go wrong with a little garlic powder in a recipe like this. Oh yum, I need a burger soon (and I haven’t even had my breakfast yet 🙂 )

  11. I love when SRC posts go savory…especially this month, when the world seems overrun by sweet treats. Thanks for sharing this with the SRC. I LOVE burgers.

  12. Yummy! Sounds great

  13. Love hamburgers and this one seems like something really special. Love!


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