Green Chile Burgers

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on September 17, 2010

We’ve been doing burgers every Sunday night all summer…and these are up there in my top 5! Loved the Mexican flavor…the zip (but not so zippy that the kids wouldn’t eat them)…the added smokiness from the grill.

Yum!

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Green Chile Burgers

Yield – 6 servings

Preparation Time – 10 minutes

Cooking Time – 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.2 lb. ground beef ($1.78)
  • 1 4 oz. can green chilies ($.59)
  • 1 egg ($.10)
  • 1 Tbsp homemade taco seasoning ($.10)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 4 buns ($.40) $1 sale and $.20 e-coupon loaded on my card = $.80/pack
  • 12 oz. bag frozen corn ($.88)
  • Chips and salsa ($2)

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef with the egg, green chilies, taco seasoning and salt.
  2. Once mixed, form into patties, then grill until cooked through.
  3. Top with pepper jack cheese slice, if desired. (I woulda if I coulda.)
  4. Prepare corn as directed on package.
  5. Serve Green Chile Burgers with salsa, corn and a side of chips and salsa.

Cost $5.85

With 2 extra burgers for the boy’s lunch and plenty of chips and salsa leftover to snack on!

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Nicole September 19, 2010 at 12:57 pm

I just made these. I topped w/ Pepper Jack cheese and enjoyed it. It was pretty spicy so I doubt that kids would eat that, but maybe they would minus the cheese. I’ll have to wait until later to find out the husband’s verdict.

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Holly September 20, 2010 at 3:01 pm

The recipe looks good. However, I do have one question: how do you get meat so cheap? The only way I could get ground beef for that cheap is the “hamburger meat”, which is 30% fat and contains questionable cuts of meat. To get even ground chuck on sale it’s at least $2.50/lb. where I live. I’ve used your cookbook for almost a year and have never been able to get my costs as low as yours. It’s more like $6-$8 meals.

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