These burgers are big – packed with flavor and VERY messy! You might want to consider handing out bibs when serving – I kid you not. The chunky salsa gives the burgers a nice kick. And that “surprise” in the center – oh my! The guacamole lends a creamy finish, while the nacho cheese sauce oozes out everywhere.
Imagine my surprise when even my “no cheese” burger Husband said sure, he’d give this a try. He reasoned that he liked Nachos – so what the heck? Besides, we had eaten at Five-Guys the night before, and he was locking for something different that the run of the mill burger. (Not that there is anything run of the mill about Five-Guys!) Let me tell you, these burgers are anything but ordinary.
While we cooked them up as regular sized burgers; they would also make great sliders. Great with fries; equally good with potato salad.
Spicy Firecracker Jalapeno Burgers
1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup chunky salsa
4 frozen breaded cheddar cheese jalapeno peppers, thawed
4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
1/4 cup guacamole
4 lettuce leaves
1/4 Cup Salsa Con Queso Dip (Nacho Cheese Dip)
1 Roma Tomato, sliced
2 tablespoons sliced ripe olives (optional)
4 thin slices sweet onion
In a large bowl, combine the beef and salsa. Shape into four patties. Place a jalapeno in the center of each; wrap beef around jalapeno, forming a ball. Reshape into patties, about 3-1/2 to 4 in. in diameter and 1 in. thick.
Grill, covered, over medium-hot heat for 7-8 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink .
Spread bun tops with guacamole. On each bun bottom, layer lettuce, a burger, salsa con queso dip, tomatoes, olives (optional) and onion; replace tops.