Green Chile and Cream Cheese Burgers

Green Chile and Cream Cheese Burgers

Reeni at Cinammon Spice & Everything Nice started a Burger Club, a sort of burger of the month club. The idea is for bloggers to make the posted burger and rate the fixings, toppings, and preparation of the burger more so than the burger itself.

The ratings will be based on a four-star rating:
1 Star = Didn’t like and wouldn’t make again.
2 Stars = Liked but wouldn’t make again.
3 Stars = Liked and will make again.
4 Stars = Loved! Will make often.

My boys are always happy to eat a burger, but not always happy to stray from just ketchup on their burgers. So I thought it would be fun to expand their horizons and give the Burger Club a try, especially with BBQ season just around the corner.

Since I’m usually satisfied with half a burger and I didn’t want to hear too much complaining, I decided I would make sliders instead of full sized burgers. That way if they didn’t like the burger of the month, they could have another one with just ketchup. (I was planning on making homemade slider rolls, but ran out of time and found some sourdough rolls at Winco that were the perfect size and had a great texture and flavor.)

The first recipe was Green Chile & Cream Cheese Burgers. I thought I would hear lots of complaining putting chilies and onions on their burgers, but surprisingly the boys liked the peppers on the burger. Their only complaint was they didn’t care for the cream cheese. Since I used hot green chilies, I thought the cream cheese was a good balance to the spiciness of the chilies. I did feel like it needed something more though. Just not enough juicy, crunchy goodness going on. So I am giving it a 2 Star rating. I liked it but wouldn’t make it again.

Thanks Reeni! Bring on the next burger.

Green Chile and Cream Cheese Burgers

Yield: Makes 2 burgers


  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 - 4.5 ounce can Green Chiles or Jalapenos, diced
  • Vegetable/Olive oil for sauteing
  • Sea Salt & Fresh Black Pepper
  • 10 ounces Ground Beef, 80-85% lean or Ground Turkey
  • 2 sturdy but soft Burger-size Buns (I used slider buns)
  • 4 ounces Cream Cheese (I used reduced fat)


Saute onion in a small skillet in a tablespoon or so of oil over medium-low heat until translucent. Add chiles, season with salt and pepper and saute for five minutes.

Cook the burgers in whatever way you like.

Divide and slather the cream cheese evenly over top halves of the buns. Place burgers on bun bottoms and divide the chile mixture evenly between them. Place the tops on.


by Reeni

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  1. Juliana says

    Barbars, love the idea of using cream cheese in the burger…I have to try this one…looks delicious :-)

  2. Lisa says chiles and I have loads on hand due to your 'fill in blank' 'thingy' :) Love the idea of cream cheese paired with them. Great idea to make them into sliders. For some reason, sliders just seem yummier. They look phenomenal!

  3. Kathleen says

    This burger sure looks good. Very smart to make it as a slider. I'm glad to hear that winco has nice sized buns for sliders.

  4. Barbara says

    Your sliders look wonderful, Barbara…they made my mouth water! Sorry they didn't go over as well as you'd hoped. Hard to please all palates!
    I think the idea of a burger club is great and can't wait to see what else you come up with!

  5. Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog says

    A burger club, mmmm sound good! This burger with cream cheese and green chile is perfect :)



  6. bake in paris says

    Interesting burger experience… A four-star rating is a fair practice…

    Sawadee from Bangkok,

  7. Kim says

    Those hamburger buns look so good that I thought they were homemade! I wish I could find bakery goods like that around here. I would love to try this combination for myself and see what I think. It certainly sounds and looks delicious:D

  8. Lori says

    That is one burger I would like to try. I love chilies. Last winter I froze and canned a ton and theya re nearly gone. I guess that says it all.

  9. Bonnie says

    Barbara, you have been a busy girl. I think we would love the chilis. Did you ever have the green chili burger that had swiss cheese on it at the Training Table? They discontinued it years ago but we loved it. Your photos are great!

  10. Cinnamon-Girl says

    Thank you for participating Barbara! Your burger looks delicious! The round-up is posted now if you would like to see it.

  11. RicetteAmoreFantasia says

    Ottimo questo Hanburgher..credo che tu sia troppo dura con te stessa e con i voti forse un 3 stelle lo meritava!!

  12. Mags says

    I think maybe another cheese other than the cream cheese might be a better choice, but your burger sure does look good!

  13. Faith says

    Looks like your burgers turned out great! Those buns look pretty delicious too…much better than the buns I usually get at the store! :)

  14. Memória says

    Siento mucho de que ellos no hayan gustado esas hamburguesas. Se ve muy deliciosa en la foto de todas maneras.