Jalapeno Popper Burgers


Wurstmeister Mike's new favorite burger recipe!
Servings 4 SERVES


  • 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 (1/2 cup) ounces cream cheese (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup cheddar jack cheese finely shredded
  • 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..
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