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Jalapeno Popper Mega Burgers Recipe

Jalapeno Popper Mega Burgers Recipe

If you like a little spice in your food, these big stuffed burgers are for you. Just have plenty of frosty cold drinks on hand to serve with them. —Kris Swihart, Perrysburg, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 1 medium tomato, finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) diced jalapeno peppers, drained, divided
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning
  • 4 kaiser rolls, split
  • 4 Bibb lettuce leaves


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the avocado, tomato, onion, 1/4 cup jalapenos, lime juice and garlic; set aside.
  • 2. Shape beef into eight patties. In another bowl, combine the cheeses and remaining jalapenos. Spoon onto the center of four patties. Top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal; sprinkle burgers with steak seasoning.
  • 3. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Serve on rolls with lettuce leaves and avocado mixture. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 846 calories, 50 g fat (21 g saturated fat), 185 mg cholesterol, 1,292 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 57 g protein.

Reviews for Jalapeno Popper Mega Burgers

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Reviewed Jul. 22, 2011

"I would have given it 5 stars, for the taste was great, but the burgers fell apart on the grill. I would still make it again, but maybe warm the filling and top the burgers with it instead?"

Reviewed Jul. 18, 2011

"OMG! These were really amazing! Will definitely be making these often!"

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2011

"Awesome burgers. Didn't even need a bun."

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.