Rating: 4.23 stars
87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2

This is a great, easy burger recipe. The ground beef is combined with green chile peppers and beef bouillon. This makes them very moist and flavorful. Serve on hamburger buns with your favorite fixings.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat grill for high heat.

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  • In a medium bowl, mix the beef, diced green chilies, and bouillon. Shape into 4 patties.

  • Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill patties 5 minutes per side, or until well done. Top each patty with cheese about 2 minutes prior to removing from grill.

Nutrition Facts

340 calories; protein 26.1g; carbohydrates 1.8g; fat 24.9g; cholesterol 95.8mg; sodium 655.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (87)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2003
When I went to make this recipe, I discovered I was out of beef boullion, so I substituted an envelope of onion soup mix. These were wonderful!! They came out very moist and with lots of flavor. I'm not normally a big hamburger fan, but with this recipe I'll be making them more often. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2011
Sorry I made these exactly as written and was very disappointed. I should have added garlic etc like others suggested. I could barely taste the peppers or the bouillon. Maybe I should have used Monterey Pepper Jack cheese instead of just plain Monterey Jack.I will not be making these again. Read More
(6)
87 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 20
  • 3 star values: 15
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2003
When I went to make this recipe, I discovered I was out of beef boullion, so I substituted an envelope of onion soup mix. These were wonderful!! They came out very moist and with lots of flavor. I'm not normally a big hamburger fan, but with this recipe I'll be making them more often. Thanks for sharing! Read More
(37)
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2004
Don't be fooled by the name. These are far from "Firecracker" but if you know green chile peppers, you know that from reading the recipe. I didn't have boullion on hand, so I used beef soup mix. These were incredibly juicy. Loved 'em. If you want spicy burgers try Firecracker Burgers submitted by McCormack or Cajun Burgers submitted by Gail. I think I will add boullion to all my burger recipes from now on! Great idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/06/2004
Some of the best burgers we've had - I think its the boullion. I'm going to use that every time now. We did add some chopped onion, and some worchestshire sauce too. Everybody raved. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2003
It doesn't GET any easier than this! And you get moist juicy TASTY burgers every time. (Even the hubby says he doesn't need any condiments whenever I make this recipe!) Some helpful hints...I actually use my hands when mixing---the ingredients seem to get more evenly-distributed this way. Also I cut back on the green chile peppers (I use a little less than the whole can) so that our 5 year-old can enjoy them along with us. (Too spicy for him the first time I tried the recipe). Thank you Gail for this quick and simple yet flavorful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2005
I actually changed this by adding the spices from the McCormick Firecracker Burgers recipe basically combined the 2 recipes. The burgers turned out awesome the chili and everything gave it great flavor. I did mine on a Foreman Grill as a matter of convenience. Definitely a keeper. Thanks! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
06/07/2004
I thought these were really good - very moist and flavorful, however we used canned chiles and they werent very spicy - but did help with the moistness. I'll switch the canned chiles for the same amount of canned jalepenos next time. These are really good though (wish I had a grill...) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/07/2003
I added about 1/2 a lb of pork sausage to the ground beef and sprinkled some garlic powder salt and pepper in the mixture. The chile peppers added a nice flavor and the bouillon cube gaves these a little "beefy" flavor. My 17 month really liked it. I served these on wheat hamburger rolls with provolone cheese and sliced tomatoes. Quick and tasty. Thanks for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2003
I always like to give high ratings to anything I try if only to support the great folks that submit their terrific recipes to the fantastic AllRecipes com but this one didn't quite hit the mark. It was my own fault. I printed out the recipe and then didn't have it when I made these burgers. I left out the boullion and just salted and peppered the meat. Also I knew they were supposed to be grilled but I tried broiling them. With that said though I did think the flavor of the green chilies was interesting and I'll try making these again the right way. Even so they were nice and moist. But only four stars for this recipe due to lack of adaptability and flexibility when made by an idiot. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2012
I added cayenne pepper crushed red pepper black pepper onion salt garlic salt spicy mustard onion jalapeno cheese and pepper jack cheese Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/07/2011
Sorry I made these exactly as written and was very disappointed. I should have added garlic etc like others suggested. I could barely taste the peppers or the bouillon. Maybe I should have used Monterey Pepper Jack cheese instead of just plain Monterey Jack.I will not be making these again. Read More
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