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Green Chili Smash Burger Recipe

    Green Chili Smash Burger

    Based on the Smashburger fast food restaurant, Smash Burgers are made by “smashing” a ball of ground meat in a cast iron pan with a spatula, producing a thin juicy beef patty with a crispy seared outer layer and a fantastic meat to cheese ratio.


    This recipe is made with ground pork, but you could substitute 100% Black Angus Beef just like the original Smashburger restaurant burger. Because it is so thin and cooked fast – within 2 minutes – the leaner meat will stay juicy.

    Green Chili Smash Burger Recipe

    Course: Burgers
    Servings

    4

    servings
    Prep time

    40

    minutes
    Cooking time

    10

    minutes

    Ingredients

    • Burger Patties:
    • 1 lb ground pork

    • 4 Tbsp red onion, finely minced

    • 1 tsp garlic, minced

    • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder

    • 2 tsp ancho chili powder

    • 1 c cooked black-eyed peas, drained

    • 1 tsp salt, plus additional, to taste

    • 4 slices Jack cheese

    • Caramelized Onions:
    • 2 Tbsp butter

    • 1 lg large onion, sliced thin

    • ½ c water

    • ½ tsp salt

    • Charred Green Chili Mayo:
    • 3 oz diced green chilies

    • ⅔ c mayonnaise

    • 1 clove garlic, crushed

    • 1 Tbsp lime juice

    • 2 green onions, finely sliced

    • ¼ c cilantro, chopped

    • Other:
    • 4 hamburger buns

    • 1 avocado, peeled and sliced

    • ½ head lettuce

    Directions

    • To make patties: In large bowl, mix ground pork, onion, garlic and chili powders. Add black-eyed peas and salt; mix well. Form into four loosely packed balls and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
    • To make Caramelized Onions: In large skillet over medium-high heat, warm butter. Add onions, water and salt; cook, stirring, until onions soften and turn golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
    • To make Charred Green Chili Mayo: Place green chilies in hot cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Cook, turning, until chilies begin to soften and turn black. Remove from heat and place in small bowl. Add mayonnaise, garlic and lime juice; whisk to blend. Add green onions and cilantro; stir well and refrigerate.
    • To make burgers: Warm cast iron or nonstick griddle pan over medium-high heat. Place pork balls on hot skillet; flatten with heavy metal spatula. Season with salt, to taste. Cook approximately 3 minutes; flip and cook 2-3 minutes until internal temperature reaches 145 F.
    • Lightly toast buns. Place each burger on toasted bun with slice of cheese, Caramelized Onions, Charred Green Chili Mayo, avocado and lettuce.
    Source

    Recipe courtesy  National Family Meals Month

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