Saturday, February 26, 2011

Santa Fe Burger

Have you ever seen the show The Best Thing I Ever Ate?  Well, Claire Robinson told of a burger from Bobby's Burger Palace (yes, Bobby Flay's Burger Palace) that sounded awesome!  This was the one.  Only a few ingredients, but so great! It is our first burger of the year, and I'm sure it won't be the last time we will be eating it.  The cheese sauce is so yummy, we dipped our Spicy Potato Wedges in it as well!  I actually found the recipe on Racheal Ray's site. 

1 large poblano chile
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup whole milk (2% worked great :)
8 ounces monterey jack cheese, coarsely grated (I had some colby jack on hand)
Salt and pepper
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
4 hamburger buns
1 cup crushed blue corn tortilla chips (lets be honest, I'm not gonna buy a whole bag for 3 burgers...regular corn tortilla chips are fine!)

1.Preheat a grill or grill pan to high. Add the poblano and grill until charred on all sides, 10 to 12 minutes. Place in a bowl, cover and let stand for 15 minutes. Peel, halve and seed the poblano, then coarsely chop.

2.Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Whisk in the flour for 1 minute. Add the milk, increase the heat to medium-high and cook, whisking constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the cheese until melted; season with salt and pepper. Keep warm.

3.Shape the ground beef into 4 patties; season with salt and pepper. Grill until charred on both sides, about 8 minutes for medium.

4.Place the burgers on the bun bottoms and top each with some warm cheese sauce, chopped poblano (we just mixed the chile in with the cheese) and tortilla chips. Set the bun tops in place.

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