Grilled Anaheim-Chile Smash Burgers


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Grilled Anaheim-Chile Smash Burgers

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    The neighbors will be jealous when they smell these Grilled Anaheim-Chile Smash Burgers sizzling on the grill! They're topped with a garam masala mixture and charred chile peppers for a smoky and spicy bite.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 4
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee mayonnaise
    1 tsp. garam masala seasoning
    ¼ tsp. ground turmeric
    4 large Anaheim peppers, or Hatch chile peppers
    1 large yellow onion, sliced
    1 tbsp. Hy-Vee vegetable oil
    2 tsp. kosher salt
    1 ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee ground black pepper, divided
    2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
    1 tbsp. Gustare Vita extra virgin olive oil
    1 ½ lbs. Hy-Vee Butcher Block Blend ground beef
    4 oz. pico de queso Cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
    4 Hy-Vee Bakery brioche hamburger buns, split

    Things To Grab

    • Charcoal or gas grill
    • Small bowl
    • 2 large bowls
    • Large glass bowl
    • Plastic wrap
    • Large cast iron skillet
    • Metal spatula
    • Meat thermometer
    • Large platter or tray
    • Aluminum foil


    1. Preheat charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over high heat (400 degrees). Stir together mayonnaise, garam masala, and turmeric in small bowl; set aside.

    2. Place chile peppers and onion slices in large bowl. Add vegetable oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper; toss to coat.

    3. Grill chile peppers and onion slices 10 to 15 minutes or until slightly charred, turning occasionally. Transfer onions to cutting board and chiles to large glass bowl. Cover chiles with plastic wrap. Let stand for 20 minutes or until cooled.

    4. Remove seeds from grilled chiles. Cut chiles in half; slice half of the chiles and place in small bowl. Add half of the onion slices, lime juice, and olive oil; toss to coat and set aside. Chop remaining chiles and onion slices.

    5. Combine ground beef blend and chopped chile-onion mixture in large bowl; do not overmix. Divide mixture evenly into 8 portions. Form each portion into a meatball; cover and refrigerate 15 minutes.

    6. Place large cast iron griddle on grill rack to preheat. Remove meatballs from refrigerator; sprinkle with remaining 1 teaspoon salt and 1 teaspoon black pepper. Place 4 meatballs on hot griddle 4-inches apart. Sear 30 seconds; smash burgers to 1/4-inch thickness using a large spatula. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Turn burgers; cook 4 minutes. Top with cheese and grill1 to 2 minutes more or until cheese is melted and burgers reach 165 degrees. Transfer burgers to a tray; loosely cover with foil to keep warm. Repeat grilling with remaining 4 burgers; do not top with cheese.

    7. Grill buns, cut sides down, 30 to 60 seconds or until lightly toasted. Remove from grill.

    8. To serve, top bun bottoms with cheese-topped burgers, plain burgers, and sliced chile-onion mixture. Spread mayonnaise mixture on bun tops; place on top of burgers.

    Nutrition facts


    970 Calories per serving
    1 burger

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 67g
    • Cholesterol: 195mg
    • Sodium: 1590mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 47g
    • Protein: 41g

    Daily Values

    Iron 30%
    Calcium 15%
    Vitamin D 6%
    Potassium 10%