Hatch Chile Gruyere Burgers with Bacon and Crab Stuffed Mushrooms

Labor Day is meant for hanging out with friends and family, relaxing, and sharing great food. Hatch Chile Gruyere Burgers with Bacon are perfect.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 6 people
Author Hostess At Heart


Hatch Gruyere Burgers with Bacon

  • 1 pound ground beef I used 85% lean
  • 1/2 cup diced yellow onion
  • 2 Hatch chilies seeded
  • 1 block Gruyere Cheese 8 slices 1/4" thick
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 10-12 strips of bacon cooked
  • 5-6 hamburger buns
  • Olive oil

Crab & Havarti Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

  • 3-4 medium to large Portobello mushroom caps
  • 1 block of Havarti with dill cheese
  • 1 6 oz can of crab meat completely drained (I used Bumble Bee Fancy White)
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Olive oil


Hatch Gruyere Burgers with Bacon

  • Combine the ground beef, onion, salt, and pepper together and form 5 to 6 balls. Split each ball in half and form a 4" patty by pressing each half onto a piece of waxed paper. Put two slices of Gruyere cheese onto the center of one-half. Place the patties together with the cheese in the middle, and press together to form one patty.
  • Slice the chilies to fit the burger. Drizzle them with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
  • Butter the inside each half of the hamburger buns set aside.
  • Grill each burger to preferred doneness. Grill chilies until just slightly soft, 4 to 5 minutes. Grill buns until toasted.
  • Assemble by putting the burger on the bun, topped with tomato, chili, and bacon.

Crab & Havarti Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

  • Preheat the broiler of an oven.
  • Wipe any debris from the mushroom, and using a spoon, remove the stem and gills from the caps.
  • Brush the outside of the cap with olive oil and fill each with crab meat. Top with thinly sliced Havarti with Dill cheese. Sprinkle top with Panko crumbs.
  • Place 6 to 10 inches under a broiler. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes. Watch carefully. Mushrooms are done when Panko is a golden brown.
  • Serve immediately.


Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 1144mg | Potassium: 610mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 25.3mg | Calcium: 100mg | Iron: 3.3mg
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