3 large poblano chiles
1 1/4 pounds ground beef chuck
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons coarsely
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 pound Monterey Jack cheese, sliced
4 kaiser rolls, toasted
Heat broiler. Broil chiles on foil lined pan 10 to 14 minutes, turning until
lightly charred. Wrap in foil; let stand 5 minutes. Toss beef with cilantro,
onion, salt and pepper; shape into four 1/2 inch thick patties. Heat grill pan.
Grill patties 5 to 6 minutes per side until an instant read
thermometer inserted into side of burger registers 160F.
Top burgers with cheese, remove from heat. Cover pan and let
stand 1 minute until melted.
Remove skins from chiles, seed and cut into strips. Place
burgers, chiles and salsa, if desired, on bottom half of rolls; add top half of
Makes 4 servings.