Texas Cheeseburgers


Roasted poblano peppers and chili powder bring spice to these beefy grilled burgers.

Texas Cheeseburgers
Prep Time:
30 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Grill Time:
14 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 44 mins
4 burgers


  • ½ medium onion, finely chopped

  • 2 large poblano peppers, roasted, seeded, and chopped

  • 2 tablespoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 ½ pound lean ground beef

  • 8 ounce Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

  • 4 large hamburger buns

  • Assorted condiments


  1. Mix the onion, poblano peppers, chili powder, salt, and black pepper in a large mixing bowl; add ground meat and mix well. Shape mixture into 4 patties about 3/4-inch thick. Place on a tray; cover and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours.

  2. Place patties on the lightly oiled rack of the grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 14 to 18 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted in centers registers 160 degree F, turning burgers once. Top burgers with shredded cheese during the last 1 minute of grilling.

  3. Toast hamburger buns on grill rack, cut sides down, about 1 minute or until lightly toasted. Serve burgers on buns with desired assorted condiments. Makes 4 burgers.

Test Kitchen Tip:

To roast poblano peppers, heat oven to 425 degree F. Halve peppers lengthwise; remove seeds and membranes. Roast peppers, cut side down, on foil-lined baking sheet for 20 minutes or until skins are dark. Wrap in foil; let stand 20 minutes. Peel.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

552 Calories
30g Fat
30g Carbs
39g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 552
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 1008mg 44%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Protein 39g
Calcium 151.5mg 12%
Iron 6.5mg 36%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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