So, did you make it to a Hatch Chile roasting this past weekend???? Well, if you didn’t, no worries… you still have a couple of weekends left to stock up – Melissa’s Produce has a handy list on their website that you should check out to find the nearest roasting in your area!!! And if you need a reason to go well…. How about this Hatch Chile Turkey Burger with Lime Aoili – a perfect burger for Labor Day!
Yes, I know, the “obsession” continues – I honestly can’t get enough of these chiles – and trust me, they beat anything out of a can hands down! And if you head to a roast, well, half the work is done for you. The pay off is huge – you can store enough of these Hatch Chiles in the freezer to last until next season – to pull out for these Hatch Chile Turkey Burgers , or maybe some Chile con Queso or a Hatch Chile Margarita– the possibilities are indeed endles
So let’s talk about these Hatch Chile Turkey Burgers. These are not those dried out, tough “I could probably use these for the soles of my shoes” kind of burgers. Nope, these are moist and juicy! The secret?? A little olive oil and sautéed onions and of course, a good dose of Hatch chiles! Paired with a little lime aioli these burgers are a hit with even the most “die hard” beef burger fans!!!
If you are like me and can’t get enough of these Hatch chiles, well, these burgers would be terrific paired with some Hatch Chile Pesto Potatoes and a Hatch Chile Margarita to wash it all down!
Hatch Chile Turkey Burger
- 1 lb. ground turkey 7% fat
- 2 Tbsp. corn oil
- 1 cup minced onion
- 3/4 cup chopped roasted hatch chiles
- 2 tsp. ground cumin
- 1 Tbsp. Mexican Oregano
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp. salt
- 4 hamburger buns
- red leaf or green leaf lettuce
- Lime Aoili
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- zest of 1 lime
- juice of 1/2 of a lime
- 1 clove garlic minced to a paste
- In a small skillet, heat the corn oil over medium heat. Add the onions and sweat, being careful not to brown them. Cook until onions are translucent and tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and cool. While the onions are cooling make the aoili. In a small bowl combine all the ingredients and stir. Set aside. In a large bowl, combine the ground turkey, hatch chiles, cumin, oregano, garlic and salt. Add the onions and the oil (scraping the skillet to get all the oil and onions). Mix until thoroughly combined. Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and pat out into 4 patties. Scrape and oil your grill and pre heat to medium high and add the burgers. Cook until burger easily releases from grill, about 3 - 4 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side and cook until the patties reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees.
- Remove turkey burgers from the grill and add the buns to toast lightly if desired. Top burgers with lettuce and lime aoili.