I have a freezer-ful of roasted Hatch chiles and thought I’d make Hatch chile burgers tonight. I have some ideas but need some help enhancing & editing them. I want it to be fairly hot, but not uncomfortably hot. I also want the chiles to be the star of this burger. Please help me complete this burger.
1/3 lb patty
Roasted & peeled Hatch chiles (hot ones - they are pretty dang hot)
Cheddar cheese – I just happen to have some but I’d be open to ideas… maybe Jack or some other milder cheese that would enhance the chile flavor
Chipotle mayo (chopped chipotles in adobo mixed w/ mayo, garlic powder, maybe some lime juice) – do you think this would enhance the chile flavor or interfere with it? Any other ideas for a sauce/lube??
Paper thin slices of red onion
A single leaf of lettuce
I feel like it's missing something but I also don't want to pile on the toppings that would detract from the chiles. Some optional toppings I'm considering: