Boruto loved it, and now you can too!
I've made a burrito based on the Green Chile Burger from BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS before, but as I look through the recipes I've created, it occurred to me that I had remarkably few burger recipes, and I wanted to fix that. After all, I'm a hopeless American. I love my burgers as much as the next person, and In-N-Out is something I'll swear by till the day I die!
When I made the Green Chile Burrito, it was in a competition with my best friend, Sarah. We were competing to see who could make the best burrito-themed recipes based on Boruto. In that moment, I was trying to create a tasty, and quality burrito. I wanted a Green Chile flavor that would really pack a punch, with interesting textures and tastes. In this recipe, I was looking to strike a balance between what the burger actually looks like, how it's supposed to taste, and what I would enjoy eating.
Green Chiles, or Hatch Chiles, which are what I use in the recipe, are actually quite mild in flavor. So, when Boruto has that incredible spicy reaction, I knew it couldn't be the green chile he was responding to. So, my first step was to include a salsa made using Serrano peppers to give us the kick that Boruto displayed after eating his burger.
The Hatch chiles are very visible in the final product, so I roasted them, peeled, de-seeded, and sliced into strips, so that we could mimic the look of the final product. The cheese was not visible in the final recipe, but I am pretty partial to cheeseburgers myself, so I decided to sneak a nice mild Monterrey on there to give something a little soothing to counter the Serrano pepper salsa. The avocado does this as well, and it's smooth and creamy texture breaks up the crispness of the lettuce and the burger nicely.
In the end, was this burger both tasty, spicy, and visually pleasing? I think so! If I were to amp up the spicy factor, I'd put Serrano pepper into the patty itself. Otherwise, I think the look is spot on, and this is definitely a specialty burger I'll be making again! I loved it, and can't wait to make it again.
Watch the video below for step-by-step instructions!
Ingredients for Green Chile Burger
- 3 Hatch Chiles
- 1 Tomato, diced
- 1/2 yellow or white onion, diced
- 1 Serrano pepper, diced
- 2 1/3 lb beef patties
- Salt and pepper
- Monterrey Jack cheese slices
- Butter Lettuce
- Tomato Slices
- Hamburger buns
To Make the Burger
1. Broil Hatch Chiles for about 7-9 minutes, or until charred and skin is popping off. Remove from broiler, and remove waxy outer skin. Cut in half, remove core and seeds, and cut into strips.
2. While Chiles are roasting, combine the diced tomato, diced onion, and diced Serrano peppers. Toss together with a generous pinch of salt, and set aside.
3. Begin cooking hamburgers. In a medium cast-iron skillet on medium high heat, cook patties about 4-5 minutes per side. Once you flip, place cheese slices on to melt down over the patty while it finishes cooking.
4. Build burger. On the bottom bun, place down a layer of the salsa. Then, add lettuce and tomato, a patty, slices of the roasted green chile, avocado slices, more salsa, and the final patty.
5. Enjoy immediately!
I hope you enjoyed this post! Check in next week for another recipe, and to check out more anime food recipes, visit my blog. If you have any questions or comments, leave them below! I recently got a Twitter, so you can follow me at @yumpenguinsnack if you would like, and DEFINITELY feel free to send me food requests! My Tumblr is yumpenguinsnacks.tumblr.com. Find me on Youtube for more video tutorials! Enjoy the food, and if you decide to recreate this dish, show me pics! :D
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