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This is a lighter version adapted from the Dr. Oz show that doesn’t sacrifice on taste even though it’s much lower in fat than the fast food version. The patties are made with lean ground beef, smothered with 2% American cheese and nestled inside light whole wheat buns…. 

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Cream Cheese and Green Chile Burgers

Cream Cheese & Green Chile Burgers

Cream Cheese and Green Chile Burgers to kick off my Blogger Burger Club! A crazy, delicious idea that was born a few weeks ago when my Dad knocked on my door to tell me about the burger he saw on Man vs. Food: a jalapeno and cream cheese topped burger.

The fact that he was telling me about it could only mean one thing. He wanted me to make it for him. And so I did. Sort of. A wimpier version with green chiles.

To get back to the story…A few days later I saw a story about a Burger of the Month Club, a group of men who get together and rate bacon cheeseburgers all over NYC. I couldn’t help but think it was fate.

I did a brief search to see if any other bloggers were doing anything like it and found nothing. What I did find was that burger of the month clubs have been started in other cities. So why not a blogger burger club?

With summer coming I imagine we’ll all be eating more burgers. Why not make it fun and try some new recipes we might not otherwise have tried?!

Here’s how it will work:

-Every two or three weeks I will post a burger to rate. It will be different from the Burger of the Month club because we will be rating the fixings/toppings/preparations more so than the burger itself.

-Make the green chile pepper & cream cheese burger, blog about it with your rating, link to me and let me know by e-mail cinnamonyspice@gmail.com or by adding your link to the MckLinky below.

-The ratings will be based on a four-star rating:

1 Star = Didn’t like and wouldn’t make again.
2 Stars = Liked but wouldn’t make again.
3 Stars = Liked and will make again.

4 Stars = Loved! Will make often.

-I will average out the ratings to give it one singular rating and also include a list of your links and ratings in a post where I announce the next burger.

-Join in as often as you like.

Did you see this particular episode of Man vs. Food? It was in Denver, Colorado at Duff’s Cherry Cricket where jalapenos are very generously piled on a burger with a thick slice of cream cheese.

My Dad and I both enjoyed this burger, although agreed we would of liked it to be a little spicier. I will be trying the burger again with jalapenos but for now my rating stands at 3 stars.

What I loved about it was how the cool cream cheese picks up a little warmth from the burger and just starts to soften and melt enough to mingle with the chiles for a delicious Southwest style flavor making it one of the most unique burgers I’ve ever eaten.

Cream Cheese & Green Chile Burgers

Rating: 51

Yield: 2 burgers

 Cream Cheese & Green Chile Burgers

Ingredients:

1 small yellow onion, diced
1 - 4.5 ounce can Green Chiles or Jalapenos, diced
Vegetable/Olive oil for sauteing
Sea Salt & Fresh Black Pepper
10 ounces Ground Beef, 80-85% lean or Ground Turkey
2 sturdy but soft Burger-size Buns
4 ounces Cream Cheese

Instructions:

  1. Saute onion in a small skillet in a tablespoon or so of oil over medium-low heat until translucent. Add chiles, season with salt and pepper and saute for five minutes.
  2. Cook the burgers in whatever way you like.
  3. Divide and slather the cream cheese evenly over top halves of the buns. Place burgers on bun bottoms and divide the chile mixture evenly between them. Place the tops on.

Notes:

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