If you could use a little zip and zing in your life, I have a gift for you.
She is spicy and zesty. She is saucey and sweet. She doesn’t care about long walks on the beach or sunsets. She wants to party and sit by the grill with an electric ice tea. She is the Sante Fe burger. You will love her.
- 1 pound hamburger
- 2 chipotle peppers (AKA smoked chili peppers) in adobo sauce, minced
- Salt & pepper (don’t skimp)
Remove excess sauce from peppers and mince well. Then combine with the burger very well. Mix in salt & pepper as well. A large bowl and a latex glove is very handy for messy jobs like this one.
Shape into burgers and cook until middle of each burger reaches at least 160 degrees.
While waiting for burgers to cook, spread a little butter on both sides of each of the hamburger buns and toast under the broiler. It’s smart to keep oven door a little bit open so that these are not forgotten and burned – not that I have ever done that or anything.
When burgers are fully cooked, place a piece of pepper jack cheese on each one and cook until melted. Drain excess grease.
For a cool, refreshing sauce to balance out the heat of the chipotle peppers, stir one 4 ounce can of mild green chiles into 1 cup of sour cream. Add salt and pepper to taste.
When the hamburger buns are finished toasting, spread green chile sauce on each one. Add lettuce and some slices of sweet bell peppers for even more deliciousness.
You don’t meet a girl like this every day.