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Unstuffed Jalapeno Popper Burgers Recipe

Unstuffed Jalapeno Popper Burgers Recipe

This sassy, grown-up burger has a little bit of bite and a whole lot of flavor! Our taste panel couldn’t stop eating this knife-and-fork sandwich. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground turkey or beef
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  • 4 slices frozen garlic Texas toast
  • 2 medium onions, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup garlic-herb spreadable cheese

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four oval patties.
  • 2. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear.
  • 3. Meanwhile, prepare Texas toast according to package directions. In a large skillet, saute onions and red pepper in butter until tender. Spoon onion mixture onto toast slices; top each with a burger, avocado slices and spreadable cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 701 calories, 47 g fat (22 g saturated fat), 161 mg cholesterol, 1,099 mg sodium, 33 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 39 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

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