Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown

September 11, 2021 | 12:30pm–5:30pm
The Bridge @ Santa Fe Brewing
37 Fire Pl, Santa Fe

It’s Smackdown Time!

For seven years, we’ve been pumping out burgers and brews at the Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown. New Mexico’s competitive chefs have seared over 34,300 burgers for over 5,800 guests in hopes of taking home only fourteen trophies in seven years.

Thanks to our attendees and their iron stomachs, the Smackdown is one of New Mexico’s favorite annual foodie events! Join us on September 11, 2021 at The Bridge @ Santa Fe Brewing Company for the next battle round.

Meet—the Contenders.



Trinity Beef Burger, Lemitar Green Chile, Cheddar, House Pickles, Onion, Romaine, Smoky Sauce, Los Ranchos Bakery Brioche Bun

High Point Grill

Southwest Burger

Chimayo red chile crusted wagyu beef with XX hot New Mexico green chile, sharp cheddar, and classic garnish.

Christmas in July

Half Pound Angus Beef Patty, Crispy Fried Green Chile, Chimayo Red Chile Bacon Jam, and Smoked Gouda on a Cornmeal Dusted Brioche Bun with Lettuce and Tomato.

Santa Fe

The Loretto Burger

Angus Beef Patty, New Mexico Green Chile, Chile Candied Bacon, Cilantro-Lime Aioli, and Avocado.

Fork & Fig

The Copious Burger

Local beef, Young Guns green chile, bib lettuce, smoked heirloom tomato, vidalia onion, applewood smoked bacon, duck egg, sharp fromage blanc, black garlic aioli, and green chile compound butter served on a brioche bun.

The Acre

New Mexico True Burger

House-made quinoa, black bean, and beet patty topped with Young Guns green chile, Chimayo red chile powder, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato and our signature carrot bacon. Served on a Swiss Alps green chile bun with house-cut french fries and our Acre ketchup, mustard, and mayo.

Inside Out Burger

Ground Beef/Bacon Blend Patty, Green Chile & Garlic Secret Sauce, Cheddar Cheese, Lemitar Green Chile, Crispy Bacon, and Green Leaf Lettuce served on a Brioche Bun

The Skillet
Las Vegas

El Doble De Lujo

Double Green Chile Cheeseburger with house made green chile american cheese, diced green chile, house cured pickles, mustard, and mayo served on green chile buns made by Charlies Bakery and Cafe.

Bombshell Burger

The New Mexican

Fresh ground USDA prime beef perfectly seasoned with our signature spice blend on a toasted brioche bun, cheddar cheese, Hatch green chile, organic green leaf lettuce, purple onions, and tomatoes served with ketchup and mustard.

The KISS (Keep It Super Simple)

Premium ground beef, Young Guns Hatch chopped green chile, shredded cheese blend on a kaiser or talera roll.

Hatch Green Chile Cheeseburger

New Mexico Grass Fed Ground Beef Patty, Green Chile Buffalo Sausage, Bacon Bun, Hatch Green Chile, Onions, Heirloom Tomato, Avocado Aioli, Shredded Lettuce, and White American Cheese.

Stuffed Green Chile Pajarito Pub Burger

New Mexico Beef stuffed with Tucumcari green chile cheddar cheese, pickles, and MORE green chile on top!

Event Tickets Go On Sale July 6

VIP Admission


  • Includes VIP Early Access Admission to the Smackdown at 12:30 PM
  • Tasting of each of the seven finalists’ green chile cheeseburgers
  • A ballot to cast your vote for the “People’s Choice Award”
  • A souvenir glass
  • Access to VIP only area with burger valet

General Admission


  • Tasting of each of the seven finalists’ green chile cheeseburgers
  • A ballot to cast your vote for the “People’s Choice Award”
  • Doors open at 1:30 PM with timed entry
  • Children (3-12yrs) are $10, No ticket necessary for infants



  • Pre-order Smackdown T-shirts
  • NOT Available for purchase on site
  • Mustard color. Sizes available: XS, S, M, L, XL, 3XL, 4XL

NO refunds. Tickets ARE transferable.
Anyone under 21 years of age must be accompanied by someone 21+.

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