The Mexcellent Cheeseburger

Pairs well with:

White Merlot

Imagine sipping a lighter Merlot. This fresh, pale-pink wine is a nice change from traditional red or white wines.


1 lb. fresh ground ribeye
3 tsps hot sauce
1 tsp salt
6 2"x4"x1/8" strips of Monterey Jack Cheese
3 large English muffins split
1 avocado sliced lengthwise
1 can whole mild green chiles
3 tsp Dijon mustard



Season ground beef with hot sauce and salt, mixing gently, then divide and lightly shape into three large patties. Cook 4 minutes per side over medium high heat. Add jack cheese strips in a criss-cross pattern on the burgers and let melt. At the same time, place English muffin halfs on the grill cut side down and toast. Plate the bottom English muffins. Open an avocado and remove pit. Slice into strips lengthwise. and put three 1/8" lengthwise strips of avocado on each bottom half of the English muffins and mash into the nooks and crannies with a fork. Place the finished cheeseburgers on the bottom halfs. Top each cheeseburger with one whole mild green chile. Spread one teaspoon of dijon mustard on the top half's cut side then cover and enjoy!