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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burgers

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burgers. You guys, these are a serious thing. We made homemade jalapeno dip and stuffed it into a burger. Let that bit of food heaven just sink in for a second.

Are you mind blown? I sure was. Because it was THAT good.

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burgers

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burgers

I’ll be honest with you about a few things here: first my toddler didn’t eat this version of the burger- I was afraid it would be too spicy for her. And now that I think about it, I’m seeing that as kind of ridiculous. I mean this kid is basically made of Spicy Pad Thai and Panang curry because that’s all I wanted when I was pregnant with her. And then there was the day that I literally cried because I didn’t get to eat my buffalo chicken burger. Yep. Full on ugly cried because I didn’t get my buffalo chicken burger.

It wasn’t pretty.

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burgers

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burgers

Second piece of honesty, this is definitely not a healthy meal. Nope, not even a little. But it’s one of those meals that is so dang epic that calories don’t count at all because of the sheer goodness of eating the meal. But if you want to feel all skinny and healthy, maybe check out this Mexican quinoa salad instead. If you want to knock the socks off your guests at your next barbecue, serve them this. It will not disappoint you. It is literally the most perfect combo of jalapeno poppers and burgers ever. We will be eating these guys on Memorial Day, and Fourth of July, and Labor Day, and lots of other days in between.

This burger is juicy and full of three kinds of melty, oozy cheese. It’s got a zesty kick from the jalapenos that’s balanced by the creamy mix of cheddar and cream cheese. When you bite into it, you get all the flavor of a burger and a mouthful of jalapeno popper dip.

Seriously, if any burger could change your life, it would be this jalapeno popper stuffed burger.

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burgers

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burgers

At the very least, it would totally be worth ugly crying over if you wanted one of these and didn’t get to enjoy each and every last cheesy, spicy bite. I’d shed a few tears if that happened, and no I’m not pregnant.

 

Yields 4

Serves 4

Jalapeno Popper Burgers

30 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    For Cheese Balls
  • 1 cup marscapone* or cream cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 crushed/minced cloves garlic
  • 2 jalapenos diced**
  • 1-2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste)
  • dash of red pepper
  • 1 cup bread crumbs***
  • 1 egg
  • For burgers
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 cloves crushed/minced garlic
  • 1 jalapeno diced
  • dash of red pepper (or more to taste)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar
  • 1-2 teaspoons black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (more or less to taste)
  • 4 slice of pepper jack cheese

Instructions

  1. Combine the cheeses, garlic, jalapenos, and spices for the cheese balls in medium mixing bowl.
  2. Take about a tablespoon of the mixture and form into a ball. Repeat three times, making a total of 4 balls.
  3. With remaining cheese mixture, use a little over a tablespoon to create roughly bun-size 'patties' of cheese.
  4. Lightly beat egg until yolk is crushed in a small bowl. Put the breadcrumbs in a separate small bowl.
  5. Dip the balls and patties one at a time in the egg mix and then the breadcrumbs.
  6. Refrigerate for about a half hour to let them set.
  7. In the same bowl that the cheese was in, add all ingredients for the burger. Also, add in whatever is left of the egg and breadcrumbs for the cheese. Hand mix or use a spoon to combine all ingredients. Mix until well blended.
  8. Divide the meat roughly in four equal balls. WIth hands, flatten out the balls into patties.
  9. Put one cheese ball in the center of the newly formed patty and wrap it completely in the meat. Be careful not to crush the cheese ball and be sure to completely cover the ball - avoid cracks so that cheese does not run out as it gets hot. Repeat for each patty.
  10. On a medium-hot pan or grille preheated, place the patties. Cook on each side until desired level of doneness, but for these patties it is best to let it cook through to get the melted effect of the cheese. Each side should get a good 'sear' on it.
  11. Add slice of pepperjack or another preferred cheese to top and just melt. Remove burgers from heat and let them set aside to rest.
  12. While the burgers are resting, take the remaining cheese patties and cook them over a medium heat in a greased pan for roughly 2 minutes per side or until the patties are lightly golden.
  13. To assemble the burger, stack the burger on a bun, then top with the cheese patty.
  14. Enjoy!

Notes

*You can use either marscapone, which is an Italian version of cream cheese without all the tang, or American cream cheese. **We use gluten free bread crumbs and buns to keep it gluten free, but this recipe can absolutely be made with regular bread crumbs. ***To cut down on heat, remove the seeds and membranes from the jalapenos.

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Calories
325 cal
Fat
17 g
Carbs
24 g
Protein
14 g


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64 Comments

  1. Ashleigh
    Ohhh spicy burgers are the best kind! This looks like a wonderful burger recipe, thank you for sharing! I will have to try this at my next bbq!
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    • jfletcher
      Congrats on the baby! When are you due? What is with these babies and spicy food?
      Reply
  2. michelle mink
    i don't even mind that this isn't a healthy recipe. i don't eat burgers for the fantastic body they will give me. i eat burgers because they are delicious!! this one looks fantastic
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    • jfletcher
      What you mean burgers don't lead to fantastic bodies??? Omg, this is what I'm doing wrong! I kid, I kid. But seriously though, it's so good you really won't care about calories.
      Reply
  3. rebecca
    While there is not a bit of this I could eat being a vegetarian, I do have to say that the gooey cheese coming out of the burger looks tempting. Perhaps we could try something like this with homemade veggie burgers and lactose free cheese for my little one.
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    • jfletcher
      I make a lot of veggie burgers- shockingly we don't eat a ton of meat in this house. I know hard to believe with this recipe. But you absolutely could with black beans. Unfortunately I don't know enough about lactose free cheese to advise you there.
      Reply
  4. courtney
    I literally died a little when I saw this post. I don't think I have ever seen anything that looks so delicious! I love that you just came up with this and rocked it!
    Reply
    • jfletcher
      Thank you! It is insanely good. I really hope you give it a go sometime. :-)
      Reply
  5. Michelle
    Damn these look awesome! Ugly cry or not, I gotta make one soon! Thanks for the bacon and cheesy brilliance:)
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    • jfletcher
      You might ugly cry if you don't eat one soon. :-) Lol. I'm getting close because I'm bordering on hangry. Thanks for stopping by!
      Reply
  6. Cecilia
    I am sooo hungry! Just got home from work and read this. I have about 60 hot pepper plants started so I will need to revisit this in about July. YUM!
    Reply
    • jfletcher
      MMMMM I love fresh hot peppers. Strange but true, did you know if you grow hot peppers next to tomato plants the tomatoes get a kick of spice from the cross pollination?
      Reply
    • jfletcher
      Totally could- thinking about putting a vegetarian version on the site soon. I think I'm going to do it with black beans because I love black beans and jalapenos.
      Reply
  7. Elise
    These are making my mouth water. I can't wait to try them! Thanks for the share! - Elise http://www.prettyandfun.com
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  8. Madeline
    Oh wow this sounds like a flavor combo that is right up my alley! And so perfect for the beginning of summer! <3
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    • jfletcher
      Thanks, hadn't thought about the Father's Day tie in! Can't believe I missed this. I mean doesn't it scream man food?
      Reply
    • jfletcher
      Ohhhh this is definitely an arm dripper!! I needed a full size bib when I was eating this. Oh well, perk of having a toddler, you can always blame food stains on them!
      Reply
    • jfletcher
      Yep these are definitely man food, but I enjoy them a lot too and am definitely not a guy!
      Reply
  9. Lauren
    AMAZING! I'm seriously addicted to jalapeno popper anything right now - def doing this net time we have burgers!
    Reply
  10. Kyla Matton Osborne (#RubyWriter)
    I love stuffed burgers but mine are usually pretty plain - just a hunk of cheese and some chopped herbs stuffed into the center of the burger. This one sounds like a real work of art! Can't wait to try the recipe myself!
    Reply
    • jfletcher
      We had these again over the weekend. I don't know about work of art, but they are so good! Hope you get to try them soon!
      Reply

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