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ALBUQUERQUE— Governor Bill Richardson on Tuesday announced the winner of the inaugural Governor’s Green Chile Cheeseburger Challenge. Badlands Burgers, of Grants beat out 19 other contestants in the cook-off challenge, which was staged this afternoon on the State Fairgrounds.
“It is my pleasure to award Badlands Burgers with the prestigious title of Best Green Chile Cheeseburger in New Mexico,” Governor Richardson said to a significant crowd of onlookers during the award presentation immediately following the cook-off.
“I want to congratulate all of the contestants who entered this friendly competition on their excellent burgers, and I want to thank them for participating in what will become an annual event to promote one of New Mexico’s true culinary delights,” the Governor said.
“The Governor’s Green Chile Cheeseburger Challenge has been one of the most anticipated events of the Fair,” said State Fair Commission Chairman Luke Otero. “The turnout was fantastic, the competition was fierce but friendly, and I think we’ve got some very satisfied judges.”
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