Awesome Jalapeno Popper Burgers

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"These burgers are a recipe that I adapted from a recipe submitted by Julesong at fooddotcom They are totally delicious and by far my favorite burger! I add a slice of onion and some chunky salsa on mine, but you can top with your favorite toppings and you won't hurt my feelings one bit! I bet guacamole and salsa/ketchup would be great together too. This recipe is just a guide. If you like more heat add more jalapenos. If you are a real garlic lover add more garlic. The sky is the limit with this burger, so experiment and make it yours!"

Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (204.6 g)
  • Calories 541.1
  • Total Fat - 36.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 15.6 g
  • Cholesterol - 171.2 mg
  • Sodium - 633.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 2.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.2 g
  • Sugars - 1.1 g
  • Protein - 48.4 g
  • Calcium - 294.8 mg
  • Iron - 5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.7 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Mix hamburger, Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder, and pepper together well, and shape into 12 thin patties, each about 4 inches in diameter (allow for shrinkage). Set aside.

Step 2

Mix cream cheese, chili powder, cayenne, cumin, onion powder/ dried onion, and minced jalapenos/pepperoncinis together well.

Step 3

Top 6 of the patties with the cream cheese mixture, spreading it over the burger to about 1/2 inch from the edge, so you can seal the hamburger. If the mixture is difficult to spread, try heating it in the microwave for about 15 seconds before stuffing the burgers.

Step 4

Cover each patty with one of the remaining 6 patties, sealing the edges well, so the cream cheese doesn't leak out during cooking/grilling time.

Step 5

Broil or grill the patties (4 inches from the heat), turning only once if possible, until preferred doneness, and when the cheese inside is melted, about 10-12 minutes.

Step 6

When burgers are almost done top each patty with a slice of Pepper Jack cheese, and broil/grill until it melts to your liking.

Step 7

Serve patties with your favorite sides and salad, or place in a hamburger roll, and top with your favorite condiments.

Tips & Variations

  • Grill or George Foreman Grill



Fantabulous burgers! Wow what yummy flavors going on with this one. Into my summer rotation it goes!

review by:
(20 Jul 2019)


Had these over the weekend AMAZING is the word for this tasty burger. A must make if you haven't done so yet! Loads of flavors that all go great together. Our new favorite and sure happy to find it here!

review by:
(13 May 2019)


Being in Florida sure has its advantages when grilling out during the winter. I made these yesterday for lunch and they are nothing short of amazing! Most flavorful hamburgers we have had. I wouldn't change a thing!

review by:
(21 Feb 2019)


Made these this weekend. Wow are they good!

review by:
(1 Oct 2018)


I doubled the recipe on these burgers to have enough for the crowd I had over. I was in love with this burger at first bite. They are so delicious, and everyone thought they were the best burger they ever had, including me! I can't wait to have them again. I made them following the recipe exactly. No changes needed on this one!!!!

review by:
(3 Jul 2018)


Best burger I've ever had! Made following the directions exactly and wouldn't change a thing. Mouth watering stuffed beef that will make you want to sing try me try me!

review by:
(14 Feb 2018)