The McDonald's Burger You Can Only Get In New Mexico

Like any other fast food chain, McDonald's has its fair share of secret menu items, like this Snickers coffee. And if you can't get your hands on something off the secret menu, there are always different TikTok hacks you can try to make your order into a meal with a twist. But did you know there are McDonald's items you can only get in certain states? For example, in New Mexico, you can order the Hatch Green Chile Double Burger, according to The Travel's website.

Based on the photo on The Travel's website, this burger looks fairly similar to the McDouble since it's got two burger patties, but the burger includes Hatch green chiles. The Travel also reports that this burger comes with the ingredients you'd expect, like cheese, onions, ketchup, and mustard.

If you're a big fan of McDonald's and peppers but haven't had the chance to try this burger, you might need to visit the fast food chain if you're ever in New Mexico. But there are other options out there. Eater describes a similar-sounding green chile burger that's sold at Whataburgers in Arizona and West Texas, in addition to New Mexico.  Or you can use this guide from New Mexico Nomad to locate a green chile cheeseburger in the state.

What are Hatch green chiles?

Fans of McDonald's and of peppers in general who don't live in New Mexico may not be as familiar with Hatch green chiles. So what's so special about them, and what do they taste like? Are Hatch green chile peppers spicy? According to Food & Wine, Hatch chiles all come from Hatch, New Mexico, and there are different varieties of the chile. The spice level of these chiles depends on the type, but Chili Pepper Madness says that they can be around as spicy as a jalapeno or two-thirds less spicy. 

Here's what chef Nate Cotanch told Food & Wine he does with Hatch green chiles: "The big thing about Hatch Chiles is their overall versatility since you can use them in basically any dish. They're great for stews, sautés, sauces, and dips like queso, hummus, or salsa. They're also perfect for topping a burger or pizza with. Growing up, we even put them in our apple pie at Thanksgiving. The way that the sweetness of the apples mixes with the flavorful, smokiness of the spiced chiles works really well." So, should McDonald's put Hatch chiles on its famous apple pie?