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Chipotle Green Chile Burger Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/4 cup diced green chiles
- 1 tbsp chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 4 hamburger buns
- 4 slices of pepper jack cheese
- 4 lettuce leaves
- 4 slices of tomato

Special equipment needed:
- Grill or grill pan

Step-by-step instructions:
1. In a mixing bowl, combine ground beef, green chiles, chipotle pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
2. Mix until all ingredients are evenly distributed.
3. Divide the mixture into four equal portions and shape them into patties.
4. Preheat the grill or grill pan to medium-high heat.
5. Place the patties on the grill and cook for 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they reach your desired level of doneness.
6. During the last minute of cooking, place a slice of pepper jack cheese on each patty and allow it to melt.
7. Toast the hamburger buns on the grill for 1-2 minutes.
8. Assemble the burgers by placing a lettuce leaf and a slice of tomato on the bottom bun, followed by the patty with melted cheese, and then the top bun.

- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: 10 minutes
- Grill or grill pan: medium-high heat
Serving size:
- 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 450
- Fat: 24g
- Carbohydrates: 28g
- Protein: 30g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Ground beef can be substituted with ground turkey or chicken.
- Pepper jack cheese can be substituted with any other type of cheese.
- Hamburger buns can be substituted with lettuce wraps for a low-carb option.

- Add sliced avocado or guacamole to the burger for extra creaminess.
- Use roasted green chiles instead of diced for a smokier flavor.
- Add a fried egg on top of the patty for a breakfast-style burger.

Tips and tricks:
- Don't overwork the ground beef mixture, as it can result in tough burgers.
- Use a meat thermometer to ensure the burgers are cooked to a safe internal temperature of 160°F.
- If using a grill pan, lightly oil it before placing the patties to prevent sticking.

Storage instructions:
- Leftover burgers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Reheating instructions:
- Reheat the burgers in the microwave or oven until heated through.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the burgers on a wooden board or platter for a rustic look.

- Top the burgers with a dollop of sour cream or salsa for extra flavor.

- Serve the burgers with sweet potato fries or a side salad.

Suggested side dishes:
- Sweet potato fries
- Side salad
- Grilled vegetables

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the burgers are falling apart on the grill, try chilling them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before cooking to help them hold their shape.

Food safety advice:
- Always wash your hands and any surfaces that come into contact with raw meat to prevent cross-contamination.
- Cook the burgers to a safe internal temperature of 160°F to prevent foodborne illness.

Food history:
- The origin of the burger is debated, but it is believed to have originated in the United States in the late 1800s.

Flavor profiles:
- The Chipotle Green Chile Burger has a smoky and slightly spicy flavor from the chipotle pepper and green chiles.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve the burgers with a cold beer or a glass of iced tea.

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Taste: Spicy, Smoky, Tangy, Savory, Hearty