Green Chile & Ranch Cheddar Burgers
What better to try out on a weekend than another burger recipe? Here’s the one we sampled this past weekend: http://www.mrshappyhomemaker.com/2012/05/green-chile-ranch-cheddar-burgers/
Mine, of course, didn’t look like the picture. Have you ever prepared a recipe and ended up with a photogenic plate that looked just like the photograph published with the recipe? It’s rare thing!
I did buy 2 lb. of ground chuck, but knowing my picky children would complain about the “icky stuff” in these burgers, I prepared only half the burgers this way and left the other half plain. Here are some of the ingredients I assembled: (By now you’ve figured out that I’m certainly not opposed to using store brand products to save a penny or two.)
We do not own a grill right now, and there is not one in our foreseeable future since we’d prefer to actually have a patio upon which to keep one as opposed to dragging one out into the driveway whenever we wish to grill. I do have a grill pan (which you’ve seen in a previous post) but for burgers, a large skillet suits me just fine: The four little burgers along the back of the skillet are the plain ones for the kiddos 🙂 Once these were cooked through I adorned them with this cheese (instead of buying a block and slicing it): I used hamburger buns (100% whole wheat just because that’s what we like) and ended up with burgers that looked like this: Looks not a thing like the burger photo with the recipe, huh? But these were tasty, and I know my husband liked one because he requested a second one later on that evening for his “second dinner”. I admit, I wouldn’t want the ranch flavor every time I had a burger, but this was a nice change. We’ll have these again one day.
Oops! I forgot to mention that I omitted the cilantro. Only because we don’t like it. If you do, by all means toss it in!