This green chile hamburger pizza is like a Hatch green chile burger on a pizza. It's covered in special sauce, green chiles, gooey cheese, and perfectly seasoned ground beef. It's full of great southwest flavors and is such a fun dinner.
This green chile pizza is easy, delicious, fast, and has so many great flavors. Make it on a weeknight or a weekend for a super fun family meal. Looking for other fun family recipes? Try our pickle flatbread pizza, plantain crust cheesy garlic breadsticks, or grilled cheese burger.
- Pre-made pizza crust- We picked up a five pack of pizza crusts at Sam's Club (Costco has something similar). We like to get pre-baked crusts rather than pre-made pizza dough because it's easier, but you can use whatever you prefer.
- Sweet or yellow onion
- Ground beef- We use 93% lean.
- Oaxaca or monterey jack cheese- Oaxaca cheese is a Mexican cheese that tastes a lot like monterey jack, but with a mozzarella-ish texture. You can find it in the refrigerated section at the grocery store, but if you can't find it, monterey jack is a good alternative. A mixture of monterey jack and mozzarella would also be delicious.
- Chopped green chiles- We use canned.
- Condiments: mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup, and white wine vinegar
- Seasonings/spices: salt, black pepper, cumin, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, ground cayenne
Step 1: Make the special sauce. Combine mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, white wine vinegar, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, salt, and ground cayenne in a small mixing bowl and mix until combined. Set aside.
Step 2: Add ground beef to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook for 5-7 minutes, breaking it up as it cooks, until nearly cooked through. Then add onions, cumin, and salt and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes, until onions are soft. Drain off any excess grease.
Step 3: Add the special sauce, cheese, ground beef, and green chiles to the pizza crust and bake according to crust instructions, or until the crust is golden brown and the cheese is melted.
- Cojita cheese or queso fresco- either of these are great crumbled on top after the pizza is done cooking
- Diced tomatoes
- Shredded lettuce
- Extra special sauce
Frequently asked questions
You can! I'd recommend roasting them first. Here's a helpful tutorial on how to roast your own green chiles.
Oaxaca cheese is a Mexican cheese that tastes a lot like monterey jack, but with a mozzarella-ish texture. You can find it in the refrigerated section at the grocery store, but if you can't find it, monterey jack is a good alternative. A mixture of monterey jack and mozzarella would also be delicious.
The special sauce on this pizza is similar to the sauce you'd find on a burger (if you're from Kansas like me, it's similar to Freddy's Fry Sauce). It's a delicious combination of mustard, ketchup, mayonnaise, and spices.