Stuffed Jalapeno Popper Burgers

carmell childs

By
@carmelldc

When I was young my mother would reward me for practicing the piano. My favorite request was a trip into town,to the only gas station for miles around, and I would get my favorite food on earth; Jalapeno Poppers! This burger is inspired by my favorite childhood treat! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!


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Serves:

6

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Ingredients

6 oz
cream cheese softened
5oz. can(s)
diced green chilies
1 c
shredded pepper jack cheese
2 lb
80/20 ground beef
1
egg
1 c
salsa verde
8
bakery gourmet hamburger buns
1
large sweet onion, sliced
1
large tomato, sliced
1/4
bunch cilantro
sliced
bottled jalapenos
1
bunch green leaf lettuce

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, chilies, and shredded cheese. Mix on high speed until thoroughly combined. Set aside in freezer.
2
In a large mixing bowl combine ground beef and 1 cup salsa verde and egg; lightly mix until combined.
divide into 8 equal portions, divide each portion into two 1/4 in. thick patties. Place a generous tablespoon of chilled cream cheese mixture in the centers of half the patties, slightly spread cheese mixture leaving a border of meat around edge. Top with remaining patties; pinch to seal edges.
3
Place burgers on grill at medium high heat; grill for 5 minutes then carefully flip patties. Cook an additional 2 minutes then spread remaining chili-cheese mixture on top of each burger (1 to 2 tablespoons)close the grill lid and cook until cheese is melted or bubbled (about 2-3 more minutes.)Also place buns on grill, cut side down and grill until just "toasty". Burgers are done when internal temp. reaches 158-160*F. Serve patties on bun, with onion, tomato,cilantro, desired amount of jalapenos and lettuce. Enjoy hot!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Burgers
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Cream, #cheese, #Jalapenoes