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Green Chili Cheeseburger

Green Chili Cheeseburger

Green Chili Cheeseburger

Ever since I watched the New Mexico episode of Burger Land with George Motz (burger god!) I wanted to try making my own Green Chili Cheeseburger.

Dad made a batch of green chili relish and I made sure we had the right blend of ground beef (Alton Brown’s recommended 50% chuck and 50% sirloin), the right cheese (a nice yellow cheddar), and the right hamburger buns (kaiser rolls, because these are going to be big burgers).

I decided to make big burgers. Not just quarter-pounders, but third-pounders! So 1 lb of ground beef made 3 hefty burger patties. I remembered to put a “dent” in the middle of each patty like Bobby Flay recommends. You should try doing that. It’s a simple trick and it really stops your burgers from turning into puffed-up baseballs.

Dad did the actual cooking because it’s “his” cast iron skillet and gods-forbid that anybody else touches it!

He cooked each burger separately. First mine, then Mom’s, then his. Each burger got 3-minutes on one side, then 1-minute on the other side, then he put on 2 slices of cheddar and covered the burger with a bowl to let it “steam cook” for another 2-minutes.

The burger patty was cooked to a perfect medium and the cheddar cheese was melted all over the patty.

Assembling the burger was easy. Kaiser roll, burger patty with melted cheese, spoonful of green chili relish.

THIS BURGER WAS EXCELLENT!

Thanks to George Motz for the idea, thanks to Alton Brown and Bobby Flay for the “how to” instructions, and thanks to Dad (I suppose!) for doing the cooking.

And it’s chili, not chile. Chile is a country, not a pepper.

 

 

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Saddle Up for Burgers at the Darkhorse Saloon

I’m off school for the winter break (yeah!) and Mom didn’t have court (the county must be free of criminals for one day) so Dad arranged for us to meet up for lunch at Darkhorse Saloon in Bel Air.

Roadhouse BurgerDad dared me to have the Duke Burger (it’s huge! one of those burgers Adam Richman might eat on Man v. Food), but I think it’s too big for a kid. I ordered a Roadhouse Burger instead. That’s big enough, thanks!

The Roadhouse Burger is a 1/2 lb burger patty that is seasoned with “Texas spices” and cooked to order. I asked for mine to be cooked medium well. The burger is topped with BBQ sauce, cheddar jack cheese, crispy onion strings, and with jalapeno mayo. I ordered mine with bacon (Mmmmm… bacon!) and for once I didn’t worry about the jalapeno mayo.

I ordered my burger with hand cut fries. You can also order it with sweet potato fries, tater tots, or a side salad.

It was a pretty good burger. Certainly one of the best around Harford County. I think it would be in my Top Ten for the year. I award the burger a finger-lickin’ 8 out of 10.

I would definitely go back to Darkhorse Saloon for another burger. If you haven’t been yet then you should. I dare you to try the Duke and let me know whether you managed to eat it all!

Choosing Cheeses

Hey guys! (Oh… and girls… girls eat burgers too!) Here’s your chance to show some love for your favorite cheese.

What kind of cheese do you like on your burger?

I prefer American because it’s creamy and melts easily. My second choice would be Ye Olde Englysh Cheddar. Swiss is too salty. Pepper Jack is too peppery. Blue cheese is… blue… which is just nasty.

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