Jalapeno Pepperjack Burgers


When I was chopping up the jalapenos for a recent batch of jalapeno popper dip an idea popped into my head to include these jalapenos into burgers. We haven't had burgers in a while and it would give me a good reason to also make the onion ring recipe I'd been holding onto for weeks. I knew I wanted the burger to be spicy so I looked around in the fridge and found some cubes of Pepperjack cheese.

And so this recipe was born...

Jalapeno Pepperjack Burgers
Source: A Cookaholic Wife Creation
Servings: 8 Burgers
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    • 1 1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1 egg
    • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
    • 2 tbs. minced (canned/jarred) jalapenos
    • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
    • 1/4 tsp. salt
    • 1/4 tsp. pepper
    • pinch of cayenne
    • 8 1/2 inch cubes Pepperjack cheese
    • 8 slices American cheese
    • 8 hamburger buns
    • Optional: lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mustard, mayo

1. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients from the ground beef to the cayenne pepper. Mix together and form into 8 patties.
2. Make an indent in each patty and place the Pepperjack cube inside. Mold the meat around the cheese to make a patty form again.
3. Place the patties in the refrigerator and preheat a grill of Foreman until it reaches desired temperature.
4. Cook the burgers for 3-4 minutes or until cooked through. Add a slice of cheese and cook 1 minute more or until the cheese has melted.
5. Place burger onto bun and add desired toppings.

These burgers definitely had a kick to them! I had planned to make them with baked onion rings but I skipped over an important step in the recipe and almost all of my onion rings were stuck to pan. Since only a few were salvageable, we used them as toppings on the burger. The onion rings provided a nice crunch so I definitely need to make them again soon.

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh, I love the pepperjack and jalapeno combo for a burger. Great idea!


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