Bobby Flay's Santa Fe Burger Recipe


If you love burgers, you are reading the right post. Today I'm sharing Bobby Flay's Santa Fe burger from his restaurant, Bobby's Burger Palace. If you've been following my blog this week, you know I shared my version of his delicious BBQ and coleslaw covered Dallas burger early. My husband and I are fans of Bobby's Burger Palace, but sadly don't live near one. The two times we've eaten at his burger joint have left us wanting more...and more! Since we can't have his burgers very often, we decided we better learn how to make them. I'm so excited to enjoy these burgers this summer! 

My burger of choice is the aforementioned Dallas burger. The spicy BBQ has quite the kick, but its complimented perfectly with a delicious cooling cole slaw. The burger is spice crusted and mouth watering! 

My husband's favorite, however, is the Santa Fe burger. This burger features a delicious queso and blue corn tortilla chips! Queso dip and chip on a burger? Yep, and it's delicious! The queso is rich in flavor, and the blue corn tortilla chips add a crunchy texture. His burger joint is all about having your burgers "crunchified." You can add potato chips to any of his signature burgers. Trust me, it's delicious! We may or may not have each gotten a burger the first time and then gone back to have his classic burger "crunchified". Hey, it was too good to resist!

Santa Fe Burger ingredients:
  • Queso:
    • 1 tbs unsalted butter
    • 1 tbs all-purpose flour
    • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
    • 2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese (8 oz)
    • Kosher salt
    • Ground pepper
  • 1 lb hamburger
  • 2 1/2 tbs canola oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
Santa Fe Burger instructions:
  • Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat
  • Whisk in flour and cook for 1 min
  • Add in milk and increase to high heat
  • Whisk constantly until mixture is thickened, about 5 mins
  • Remove from heat and add cheese, mix until completely melted and incorporated
  • Season queso with salt and pepper
  • Keep queso warm over low heat until burgers are done
  • Preheat a skillet with oil to medium-high heat
  • Shape ground beef into 3/4 in thick patties with a small indentation in the center (this keeps the burger from doming up)
  • Season both sides of the beef with Kosher salt and ground pepper
  • Place burger into preheated skillet and cook for approximately 4 minutes
  • Flip burger and cook for an additional 4 minutes
  • Check temperature of burger using a meat thermometer to get the burgers the way you want (we cooked longer to get to well done)
  • For the best burger, lightly toast the buns in a separate pan with a little butter
  • Cover burger with queso and broken pieces of blue corn tortilla chips

The only difference between this recipe and the original Santa Fe burger is that the original includes roasting a Poblano pepper. We left that out as my husband prefers it without the pepper. You can find the original recipe here.