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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Grill: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon steak seasoning
  • 4 kaiser rolls, split
  • 4 Bibb lettuce leaves

Directions

  • 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.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning. Look for it in the spice aisle.
Nutrition Facts
1 burger: 846 calories, 50g fat (21g saturated fat), 185mg cholesterol, 1292mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 57g protein.

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  • MvnMtns
    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?

  • Starfire5
    Jul 18, 2011

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

  • mema54
    Jun 25, 2011

    Awesome burgers. Didn't even need a bun.