all american cajun burger

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By Rhonda Titus

I came up with this burger recipe for competition cookoffs. This burger balances sweet from the sweet bread and caramelized onion with the heat of the jalapeños. This is an award-winning burger that always places high!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

What a great burger! Rib-eye meat makes the burger really moist and it oozes with melty cheese inside and out. There's a crunch from the lettuce. The sweet, spicy, and savory relish combined with the spicy remoulade pumps up the flavors in this burger. Not your run-of-the-mill burger recipe.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
serves 8
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For all american cajun burger

  • 2 lb
    ground rib-eye
  • 1 lb
    bacon
  • 1 lg
    red onion
  • 1 jar
    hot and sweet jalapeños, 12 oz
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1 pkg
    Havarti cheese (plain)
  • 8 lg
    whole wheat sweet hamburger rolls
  • 1 bag
    shredded lettuce
  • 1 stick
    butter
  • 1 bottle
    remoulade sauce, 10.5 oz
  • 1/2 tsp
    black pepper
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How To Make all american cajun burger

Test Kitchen Tips
Rib-eye has a lot of fat so be sure to have a spray bottle of water nearby in case the flames get too high while grilling.
  • 1
    Cook bacon. Then crumble bacon and reserve grease.
  • 2
    Saute chopped onion and chopped jalapeños in bacon grease.
  • 3
    Mix with bacon crumbles and set aside.
  • 4
    Make 16 thin patties.
  • 5
    Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  • 6
    Place a rectangle of cheese on 8 burgers.
  • 7
    Then top each with another patty and seal edges.
  • 8
    Grill burgers on hot coals until temp is desired (140)
  • 9
    Place a paper-thin slice of cheese on burgers.
  • 10
    Top with onion, pepper, and bacon mixture.
  • 11
    Butter each roll.
  • 12
    Toast on a flat pan.
  • 13
    Spread rolls with remoulade sauce. Place lettuce on the roll, then burger and top with roll.

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