Experience a new level of comfort food with this Slopper recipe based on the legendary Pueblo Slopper, an open-faced cheeseburger smothered in green chili.
Prep Time20 minutesmins
Cook Time20 minutesmins
Total Time40 minutesmins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: creative recipes, green chili, pueblo slopper
Author: Eric Trujillo
1/2lbground beefFormed into 2 patties
2lbspork green chiliFor the slopping. More can be used.
4-5small vine tomatoes
4slicesonionFor grilling with the beef.
2garlic clovesFor grilling with the beef.
1small loaf of spelt bread
3leaves of romain lettuceChopped.
1cupgrated aged white cheddar
1cupgrated regular cheddar cheese
1/2cupsliced black olives
1/2cupchipotle sour creamGreek yogurt can be used as a substitute if you make this yourself.
Get things prepped by slicing your tomatoes and lettuce, and grate your two kinds of cheese.
Season and form your beef patties as you prefer. I added some sea salt, pepper, Worcestershire or organic soy sauces, and dried garlic.
Slice your bread for your hamburger buns and drizzle with olive oil.
Get your green chili heating up on the stove (this is another recipe for another time).
Then grill your beef patties (to your preference) along with the onion, garlic cloves, and bread. Make sure they're chargrilled on a hot open flame.
While the grill is going and the green chili is heating up, you can make some sides. I made some 'patatas bravas' (hand-cut potato wedges) in the air fryer.
Once you're done grilling, it's time to plate. I recommend a type of shallow bowl. I used small terracota dishes. First, add some of the green chili for the base, then a slice of the toasted bread, then a small handful of the cheese spread evenly, and then the meat centered on top. Now the most important part, pour on more green chili and then sprinkle with more cheese.
Garnish with the romaine lettuce, grilled onions, sliced black olives, sliced tomatoes, and a dollop of both sauces. Avocado is also great, although I wasn't able to get any for this recipe. If you like really hot and spicy, have your favorite hot sauce ready on the table, or make sure you make your green chili with some kick.
I highly recommend savoring this dish with a locally-sourced, cold, hoppy beer.
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