1Set grill to medium or turn broiler on. In a bowl, stir together the softened cream cheese with jalapeno pepper and mix well.
In another bowl mix the beef with the onion soup mix and garlic. Divide into 16 equal portions. Pat out each portion to about 1/3 inch thick patty. Spoon 2 Tbspns of the cheese mix into the center of 8 patties. Do NOT spread it out. Top with remaining patties, pressing down the edges to seal. Grill for about 6 mins per side. Do NOT press down on burgers while cooking or the cheese will ooze out.