Mini Green Chile Bacon Burgers

Classic flavors of green chiles, bacon and beef come together for an easy game-time snack or weeknight dinner.
  • Total Time 45 Minutes
  • Prep Time 45 Minutes
  • Servings 12
  • Ingredients 11


  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 3 slices thick-cut bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 slices sharp Cheddar cheese, cut in thirds
  • 1 package (12 count) Old El Paso™ Taco Bowls™ mini flour tortillas, removed from package and wrapped in heavy-duty foil
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso™ mild or medium Thick n’ Chunky salsa
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato


Step 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill.

Step 2 In medium bowl, mix beef, bacon, green chiles, 3 tablespoons of the green onion and the salt. Divide mixture into 12 pieces (about 1/4 cup each), and shape into oval patties, about 1/2-inch thick. Grill over medium heat (350°F to 400°F) 8 to 10 minutes, turning once, until internal temperature reaches 160°F. During last 2 minutes of cooking, place cheese slice on each patty. Reduce grill to low (250°F to 300°F).

Step 3 Place bowls wrapped in foil on low grill; heat 6 minutes, turning once.

Step 4 Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix mayonnaise and salsa.

Step 5 Divide lettuce among warm bowls. Top with patties, mayonnaise mixture, diced tomatoes and remaining tablespoon green onion and desired fresh toppings.


1 Serving: Calories 210 (Calories from Fat 140); Total Fat 16g (Saturated Fat 4.5g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 35mg; Sodium 360mg; Potassium 125mg; Total Carbohydrate 8g (Dietary Fiber 0g); Protein 10g % Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 6%; Iron 6% Exchanges: 1/2 Starch, 1 Medium-Fat Meat, 2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2

Expert Tips

Try these additional fresh toppings: jalapeño, avocado or guacamole.

Forming the oval-shaped patties makes for the perfect fit in the mini bowl.