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Smashburger's Colorado Burger

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PHOTO: National Burger Month
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Servings:2-4
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

May marks National Burger Month, which is practically an American rite of passage. If you don???t eat at least one burger this month, consider it a letdown to your country. Try Smashburger's Colorado-inspired burger to kick things off.

Ingredients

  • Jalape??o pepper rolls, or any other spicy rolls you may find
  • 1 pound ground beef (80-85% lean)
  • Pepper jack cheese slices
  • Cold pack cheddar cheese
  • 6 Anaheim or hatch chilis, raw and thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • Leaf lettuce
  • Chipotle or sriracha mayo
  • Unsalted butter, melted
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Cooking Directions

    Separate the 1 pound ground beef into halves or quarters (1/2-pound or 1/4-pound burgers), balling them into loosely packed meatballs.

    Paint the inside of the bread rolls with butter.

    Toss the green chilis with 1 teaspoon melted butter, salt and pepper.

    On a large hot griddle, paint 2-4 spaces with melted butter. Place the meatballs on the butter and smash for 10 seconds with the back of a heavy spatula. Season with salt and pepper.

    Place the green chilis on the grill and caramelize for 2-3 minutes. Then divide into 4 portions. Spread each portion out flat, then place a slice of pepper jack cheese on each portion and let melt.

    Place the rolls on the griddle butter side down to butter toast.

    Turn the burgers and melt 1 to 1 1/2 ounces of cold pack cheddar on each burger. Melt and cook the burger to desired doneness.

    Place the burger on the bottom of the bun, layer the chilis/melted pepper jack on top.

    Add two leafs of lettuce, two slices of tomato, and spread 1 to 1 1/2 ounces of chipotle or sriracha mayo on the crown of the roll.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: ground beef, pepperjack cheese, buns, chilis

    Course: Dinner


     
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