New Mexico Green Chile Cheeseburgers

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Although it isn’t shaped like one, this is our kind of food pyramid, containing protein in the form of meat and cheese, vegetables (green chile and maybe onions, too), and carbs (the bun). The green chile cheeseburger, a specialty of New Mexico (where the chile pepper shares State Vegetable status with the pinto bean), is a brilliant combination of flavors and can range in Scoville hotness from cozy warm to incendiary.

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Santa Fe Bite

Santa Fe Bite serves what many consider to be the best green chile cheeseburger in New Mexico. It might be the best hamburger of any kind, anywhere!

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Owl Bar

Gnarled patties of beef are covered with chopped hot green chilies and melty cheese: the Owl Bar's green chile cheeseburger is one of New Mexico's best.

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Buckhorn Tavern

Messy, memorable green chile cheeseburgers make the Buckhorn Tavern an essential Roadfood stop in San Antonio, New Mexico.

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Stop and Eat Drive In

At Stop & Eat north of Santa Fe, the cuisine is New Mexico drive-in fare, ranging from tamale plates and green chile cheeseburgers to a fine Frito pie.

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El Farolito

In the tiny New Mexico town of El Rito, El Farolito offers chiles rellenos, enchiladas, green chile and green chile cheeseburgers, plus fine Frito pie.

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Frontier

The Frontier is great New Mexico quick-eats: huevos rancheros, green chili stew, tacos, & burgers. Cinnamon rolls are legendary. Vegetarian options abound.

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66 Diner

The 66 Diner of Albuquerque is a good place to taste food unique to New Mexico, including green chile cheeseburgers and green chile stew.

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Santacafé

Brilliant southwestern flavors fuse with the cuisines of the world in the stylish Santacafe, one of the best Santa Fe restaurants.