Jalapeno POP Burger Recipe

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What’s your perfect burger?
Jalapeno Popper Burger
HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! Chances are, Dad is going to want some meat this Father’s Day. All the Fathers in my life will, anyway. And if your Dad has a taste for heat, this burger will set Father’s Day ablaze! And don’t forget: Burgers are burgers; they aren’t science. Change the seasonings and meat type to suite your taste. I’d love to hear how you make this your own… or better yet, how you make it perfect for your Dad! Watch the Jalapeno POP Burger video to see how it’s done!

Jalapeno Popper Burger
Ingredients for Jalapeno POP Burgers:
1 pound lean ground beef
1/3 cup chopped jalapeno (majority of seeds and membrane removed)
1/3 cup chopped onion
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp garlic powder
salt, pepper
(try a splash of soy sauce or balsamic vinegar for more flavor)

I typically get five to six quarter pound burgers out of one pound of meat. Like that math? The chopped pepper and onion bulk up the patties. A lot more flavor, a little less meat!

Ingredients for Jalapeno Relish
2 fire roasted jalapenos
4 fire roasted “wheels” sweet onion
juice of 1-2 limes
(enough relish for six burgers)

Jalapeno Poppers
Get the recipe here.

Other Ingredients
cheese (jalapeno jack)

NOTE: This recipe makes five to six delicious Jalapeno POP Burgers and one cup jalapeno relish.

Jalapeno Popper Burger
We don’t call this the Jalapeno POP Burger for nothing! Start by making the jalapeno poppers. The complete (and printable) recipe can be found here.

Jalapeno Popper Burger
Next, make the jalapeno relish. Grill jalapeno and onion. Chop and combine with fresh lime juice and a pinch of salt. Set aside.

Jalapeno Popper Burger
To season the meat, add chopped jalapeno, chopped onion, cumin, garlic powder and black pepper.

Jalapeno Popper Burger
Shape into patties and season with sea salt right before placing onto a super hot grill or griddle. The salt ensures a nice crust on the outside of the patty.

Jalapeno Popper Burger
TIP: Try making a juicy lucy by putting the cheese inside the patty. Watch the Jalapeno POP Burger Video to see me make one!

Jalapeno Popper Burger
Flip and top with cheese. To help melt the cheese you can cover for the last minute. Allow the burgers to rest while you grill or toast the buns.

Jalapeno Popper Burger
Then, add lettuce, tomato, the juicy and delicious burger patty, some of that ultra-spicy fire roasted jalapeno relish and the top bun. Garnish with jalapeno poppers and enjoy.


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31 Responses to “Jalapeno POP Burger Recipe”

  1. Sean Thornton
    6/20/2010 at 8:31 am #

    I think I am your biggest male fan!!!! I have cooked ALL of your posted recipe and they are ALL AMAZING keep it up!!!!

    Sean :)

  2. Average Betty
    6/21/2010 at 7:40 am #

    You got it Sean! Thanks for trying my recipes :)

  3. PAM G
    6/23/2010 at 3:29 pm #

    These burgers look amazing!! But then again anything with bacon cheese, & jalapenos is a win win!!!

  4. Average Betty
    6/23/2010 at 4:13 pm #

    I’m with you Pam! It’s all about the win win!

  5. sippitysup
    6/24/2010 at 5:29 am #

    Do I have to be a father? Maybe the answer is in the video… off I go. GREG

  6. Stephanie
    6/24/2010 at 6:35 am #

    What a great idea for burgers – love the poppers on top. My husband would love these.

  7. Friday Delights
    6/24/2010 at 6:57 am #

    I love those bacon wrapped jalapeno peppers. Great idea for a burger and it Looks good, yum!!!

  8. Average Betty
    6/24/2010 at 9:41 am #

    Haha! Nope, sippitysup. No parenthood required :)

    Thanks, Stephanie! Thanks, Friday Delights! I’d love to know if you give the poppers or the burger a try…

  9. Gera @ Sweets Foods Blog
    6/24/2010 at 1:39 pm #

    For me the perfect burger is the one that I want to repeat immediately….this jalapeño burger is exactly that! :)



  10. Average Betty
    6/25/2010 at 7:03 am #

    Haha! That is the perfect burger, Gera!! Thanks for dropping by :)

  11. Sophia
    6/28/2010 at 2:13 pm #

    Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living’s Juiciest Burger Contest! It looks delicious!

    7/1/2010 at 7:12 pm #

    I just made this burger for me and my dad, and i have to say they were fantastic my dad put the poppers on the burger. Thanks for recipe

  13. Average Betty
    7/3/2010 at 10:14 am #

    Thank you, Sophia! I’ll look into the contest!

    WooHoo Norcaltrucker! Thanks for trying my burger! It’s so awesome that you and your Dad enjoyed them; your Dad is a brave man – this burger isn’t for the faint of heart :)

  14. Marc
    7/21/2010 at 5:40 pm #

    Wow. Very creative. Can’t wait to give this recipe a try. Great pics.

  15. Carla
    7/27/2010 at 9:52 pm #

    Wow, I want a bite of that! NOM NOM NOM NOM NOM…

  16. Todd Robley
    11/17/2010 at 6:27 am #

    Fascinating! We started purchasing whole steer from the local farm last year, and it’s working out really well for us. We found a great website with lots of great dishes like this meat recipe to keep us going.

  17. Diane {Created by Diane}
    5/4/2011 at 5:33 pm #

    This burger looks AMAZING. I love jalapeño poppers add them to a burger and I’m in heaven.

  18. Average Betty
    5/5/2011 at 10:53 am #

    Thanks, Diane! I’m so with you on the burger-jalapeno thing :)


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