Green chile anything is wonderful, but green chile burgers are pretty much unbeatable.
They are so delicious on their own, you don't need to serve them with much else other than beans or maybe some french fries.
Let's get cooking...
I've been using my "makeshift" outdoor kitchen a lot this summer.
When I cook outdoors I put all my ingredients on a cookie sheet to safely carry everything outside.
The ingredients for the sauce are vegetable oil, flour, onion, garlic, coriander, salt, green chile and chicken broth.
It's pretty handy having mesh food tents when you are cooking outdoors. The flies like my cooking too.
Add the garlic and sauté for a few minutes more.
Add the chile,
and the seasonings. Stir, stir, mix, mix.
Slowly add the chicken broth, stir, stir, mix, mix.
Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes.
While the sauce is simmering, grill a couple of beautiful burgers.
Then top with a slice of cheese and the green chile sauce. It doesn't get much better than this.
Green Chile Sauce
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 to 3 teaspoons minced garlic, to taste
1 tablespoon flour
2/3 cup mild roasted, peeled, chopped New Mexican green chile
2/3 cup hot roasted, peeled, chopped New Mexican green chile
2 teaspoons freshly ground coriander seed
1 1 /2 cups chicken stock Salt to taste
Use this basic sauce for Chicken or Cheese Enchiladas, or as an accompaniment to meats or fish.
1. Heat the oil in a medium saucepan and saute the onion until softened, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the garlic and saute 2 minutes more. Stir in the flour.
2. Slowly stir in the chicken stock and add the green chile and ground coriander seed. Bring the mixture to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for about 15 minutes.
Season with salt to taste.
YIELD: APPROXIMATELY 1 1/2 CUPS
Susan D. Curtis. Santa Fe School of Cooking Cookbook: Spirited Southwestern Recipes (Kindle Locations 914-917). Kindle Edition.
And that's that!