Jalapeno Popper Burger Recipe

Wurstmeister Mike's new favorite burger recipe!


1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
2 fresh jalapeños, seeded and diced
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 ounces cream cheese (1/2 cup)
1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar jack cheese
1/2 cup crispy fried jalapeños 
1/2 cup crispy fried onions 
4 hamburger buns

In a mixing bowl, hand mix ground beef with diced jalapeños and cumin. Form 4 patties and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
In a clean small bowl mix cream cheese and cheddar jack with a spoon. Form 4 balls about the size of a ping-pong ball. Flatten into disks and refrigerate.
Pan sear or grill patties 4-5 minutes on one side, flip, top each burger with a cheese disc and cook an additional 4-5 minutes (or until the burger’s center reaches 160°F).
Mix fried jalapeños and fried onions. Place each burger on a bun’s bottom half, top with fried jalapeño-onion mixture and bun’s top half.

Serves: 4