Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Burgers

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Burgers
With grilling season here I have been thinking about burgers a lot more and this idea for jalapeno popper burgers has been haunting my dreams all winter! The basic idea behind these burgers was to include all of the flavours of jalapeno poppers, which I am totally addicted to, and serve them up in burger form. Jalapeno poppers are jalapenos that are stuffed with cream cheese and/or cheddar that are coated in bread crumbs and fried until crispy and golden brown. Stuffing the burgers with cream cheese seemed like the natural place to start but that left the question about how to incorporate the jalapenos. I was thinking about mixing them right into the cream cheese but raw jalapenos are crispier than I wanted so I decided to roast or grill them first to tenderize them and add a nice smokiness.

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Burgers
Another common alternative for jalapeno poppers is to wrap them in bacon instead of using the bread crumbs and I could not resist going with that version for these jalapeno popper burgers! When I make or order a burger I almost always go with a slice of cheddar cheese so I added some to these burgers just before taking them off of the grill. At this point my bacon wrapped jalapeno popper burgers were just about done but since I like things on the spicier side I threw a few more roasted jalapeno peppers into the burger along with the lettuce and tomato. The one final touch to these burgers was the mayonnaise and although regular mayonnaise would be perfectly fine, I took the opportunity to add flavour and even more jalapenos by using a roasted jalapeno mayonnaise that is both creamy and spicy.

Who says you can't have jalapeno poppers for dinner?

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Burgers

Cheese Covered, Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Popper Burgers with Roasted Jalapeno Mayonnaise

These burgers have all of the flavours of jalapeno poppers with their jalapeno and cream cheese filling and their bacon wrapping and coat of melted cheddar cheese.

Servings: makes 4 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Printable Recipe
Ingredients
  • 6 jalapeno peppers
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 strips bacon
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 leaves lettuce
  • 4 slices tomato
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise or roasted jalapeno mayonnaise
Directions
  1. Grill the jalapenos over medium-high heat until charred all over, about 6-8 minutes.
  2. Place the peppers in a zip-lock bag or other sealable container, seal and let them cool until you can handle them, about 20 minutes.
  3. Pinch the skins off of the peppers, cut in half and remove the seeds.
  4. Dice 2 of the jalapeno peppers and mix into the cream cheese.
  5. Divide the beef into 8 equal portions, form into patties, place 1/4 of the cream cheese mixture on 4 of them, top with the free patties, pinch the sides closed to seal and form into patties again.
  6. Season the patties with salt and pepper to taste and wrap each with 2 strips of bacon.
  7. Brush the grill with oil and grill the burgers over medium-high heat until cooked, about 4-5 minutes per side, topping each patty with a slice of cheese after flipping.
  8. Assemble the burgers and enjoy!

Tips: You could save some time and make things easier by use pickled jalapenos instead of roasting fresh ones.

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27 comments:

Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes said...

This might just be my favorite idea of yours yet. !!!

monsterscircus said...

Wow they looks so delicious, that I'll make Them for dinner tomorrow. Thank your for sharing, I love your Allahs stunning food ideas! Have a wonderful Day.

Robin said...

Well, I'm making these next week! I love bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers, so I know this is my kind of burger.

Farmer's City Wife said...

The next big Pinterest hit, I'm sure. Well done, Kevin.

Horace Mann said...

Golly day these were a tremendous memorial deconstruction of one of my favorite comfort foods.

Callie Grayson said...

This burger looks absolutely delicious
Mmmmm
Callie

Joanne said...

I love how you turned a fabulous appetizer into an even MORE fabulous burger! I thinking the idea would be great incorporated into black bean burgers as well!

Kitchenboy said...

I think I've died an gone to heaven! This is an awesome idea!

brandi said...

my husband would LOVE these! he may ask me to marry him all over again. they look awesome

Carrie said...

That is one awesome burger!

Erin said...

Looks AMAZING! I'll be trying it out soon :)

Anonymous said...

I love those poppers
Kevin have you ever tried used the jalapenos in the can in vinegar, they give a nice tange to food with the heat. I make a tarter sauce of the those and mayo for fried catfish mmmm

Chichef said...

Thank you for sharing this recipe

Receitas do Chef

We Are Not Martha said...

There's probably NOTHING better than this. NOTHING.

Sues

Kevin said...

Anonymous: Yes, I am a big fan of the pickled jalapenos and they would work well in this recipe and save some time.

Kathleen Richardson said...

I know you too well, Kevin, when I can tell a recipe that comes in my email is yours just be looking at its title and not who the email is from! This one sounds heavenly. If only I ate jalapeƱos--maybe I could get away with one in a burger, just one. Love your photos.

Keep writing.

Chris said...

These rock, Kevin! All my BBQ pals will love them. I did an pizza with these that was awesome:
http://www.nibblemethis.com/2012/05/abt-pizza.html

kita said...

And aren't we ever glad you spent the winter dreaming these babies up! Love the flavors and can't wait to try these juicy burgers. :D (Im also glad to know Im not the only one spending my winters dreaming about burgers).

Giselle said...

I always have admired your sandwichs and burgers Kevin, they look super delicious.:-)

Mike @TheIronYou said...

This look glorious!!! I can't wait to try it.

Missy said...

OMG, best burger yet, hubby loved it, went great with the roasted jalapeno mayo, lots of jalapenos in the garden right now so i'll be making the jalapeno pizza tonite.
Thanks for the great recipes!!!!
Missy

Christine (Cook the Story) said...

OMG! This burger looks so amazing. Bacon and jalapenos go together so well. And the best thing is that I have both in the fridge right now. I just found dinner. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

I made these burgers with the Roasted Jalapeno Mayonnaise for one of our football Sunday meals - my boyfriend, who never compliments anything, said to me that these were the best burgers I've ever made. These will definitely be a regular at my house now!! Thanks so much for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

I love your recipes. You are one of the few I follow on facebook and pinterest. Burger turned out great. We all loved it.

ambrosiawith2 said...

wow! I am going to make these today for memorial day. AWESOME RECIPE

Anonymous said...

What about just using real poppers? You could partially cook them to crisp up the outside a bit, then slip them between two burger patties.

Kevin Lynch said...

Anonymous : That would be good as well!

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