New Mexico didn’t invent the cheeseburger, but God bless them for having the genius idea of adding green chile to it.

And lucky for us, the best the Land of Enchantment has to offer is only minutes away. According to a just-released reader poll hosted by USA Today, Blake's Lotaburger is home to the "Best Green Chile Cheeseburger in New Mexico."

Although primarily a New Mexico chain, Blake's recently entered the El Paso market and now has three locations here

The news that a fast food burger was ranked the best in the state didn't sit well with many New Mexicans, who take their red and green very seriously. Comments on the Las Cruces Sun-News Facebook page ranged from the incredulous, ("Blake's? Seriously in first place?"), to the snarky ("One survey taken by people who don't leave their house" ).

Of the other 9 burgers on the Top 10 list, three are within a half days drive of El Paso.

If you're ever up for a culinary road trip, hit up Sparky's (#4) in Hatch and/or Rockin' BZ Burgers (#10) in Alamogordo, both about a two hour drive away. Anaheim Jacks (#5) in Ruidoso is nearly three hours away.

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