Green Chile Lamb Burger

In New Mexico, a cheeseburger isn't complete until it's topped with green chile. Enjoy a delicious twist on a classic green chile cheeseburger with these Green Chile Lamb Burgers.

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  • 24 oz ground lamb patty
  • 4 slices of cheddar jack cheese
  • 4 oz 505 Southwestern brand Flame Roasted Green Chile
  • 4 oz aioli or mayonnaise
  • Brioche bun
  • Leaf lettuce
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Preheat grill to high.
  2. Form ground lamb into 6 oz patty. Salt and pepper patty to desired amount.
  3. Place patties on grill:  three minutes per side for medium rare, five minutes per side for medium, or six minutes per side for medium well.
  4. After flipping the patty, place cheese and green chile on top of cooked patty and cover with a dome lid. Cheese will melt and adhere chile to top of patty.
  5. Cut bun in half. Lightly butter the inside of both halves, then place on the grill surface.
  6. Once bread is golden brown and toasty, spread with aioli or mayonnaise on both surfaces. Place lettuce on bottom bun half, then top with the burger and the bun.