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Jalapeno Popper Mega Burgers

 Jalapeno Popper Mega Burgers
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
4 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.


  • 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 turkey or beef
    With Johnsonville Italian Sausage.

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  • 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


  • In a small bowl, combine the avocado, tomato, onion, 1/4 cup
  • jalapenos, lime juice and garlic; set aside.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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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.
Wine: Medium-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.