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Firecracker Burgers


"This is a great, easy burger recipe. The ground beef is combined with green chile peppers and beef bouillon. This makes them very moist and flavorful. Serve on hamburger buns with your favorite fixings."
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25 m servings 340 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Calories:
  • 340 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 24.9 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 1.8g
  • < 1%
  • Protein:
  • 26.1 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 96 mg
  • 32%
  • Sodium:
  • 656 mg
  • 26%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat grill for high heat.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the beef, diced green chilies, and bouillon. Shape into 4 patties.
  3. Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill patties 5 minutes per side, or until well done. Top each patty with cheese about 2 minutes prior to removing from grill.

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  1. 84 Ratings

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When I went to make this recipe, I discovered I was out of beef boullion, so I substituted an envelope of onion soup mix. These were wonderful!! They came out very moist and with lots of flavo...

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Sorry, I made these exactly as written and was very disappointed. I should have added garlic etc like others suggested. I could barely taste the peppers or the bouillon. Maybe I should have used...

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When I went to make this recipe, I discovered I was out of beef boullion, so I substituted an envelope of onion soup mix. These were wonderful!! They came out very moist and with lots of flavo...

Don't be fooled by the name. These are far from "Firecracker" but if you know green chile peppers, you know that from reading the recipe. I didn't have boullion on hand, so I used beef soup mi...

Some of the best burgers we've had - I think its the boullion. I'm going to use that every time now. We did add some chopped onion, and some worchestshire sauce too. Everybody raved.

I actually changed this by adding the spices from the McCormick Firecracker Burgers recipe, basically combined the 2 recipes. The burgers turned out awesome, the chili and everything gave it gr...

It doesn't GET any easier than this! And you get moist, juicy, TASTY burgers every time. (Even the hubby says he doesn't need any condiments whenever I make this recipe!) Some helpful hints...I ...

I thought these were really good - very moist and flavorful, however we used canned chiles and they werent very spicy - but did help with the moistness. I'll switch the canned chiles for the sa...

I added about 1/2 a lb of pork sausage to the ground beef and sprinkled some garlic powder, salt and pepper in the mixture. The chile peppers added a nice flavor and the bouillon cube gaves the...

I always like to give high ratings to anything I try if only to support the great folks that submit their terrific recipes to the fantastic AllRecipes,com but this one didn't quite hit the mark....

I added cayenne pepper,crushed red pepper,black pepper,onion salt,garlic salt,spicy mustard,onion jalapeno cheese and pepper jack cheese