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Best green chile burger is crowned

(Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

(Adolphe Pierre-Louis/Albuquerque Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Matt Gutierrez, general manager at Fuddruckers, left, and area manager Joey Wimmer accept the 2015 Green Chile Cheeseburger Challenge trophy from New Mexico State Fair Queen Janna Mills on Monday. At right, the victorious green chile cheeseburger, Fuddruckers’ second winning year in a row.

Ten restaurants, from Ruidoso to Alamogordo, El Morro to Hatch, brought their best to the 2015 challenge at the State Fair. The second-place winner was Bravo, of Albuquerque; El Bruno’s of Cuba took third.

The State Fair at the Expo New Mexico continues through Sunday. Tuesday is Military/Veterans Appreciation Day at the fair, with the PRCA Rodeo’s Wrangler National Patriot Night at 6:45 p.m.

For a full schedule of events, go to the State Fair’s website at