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



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)

TeresaS can tell by my photo that the cream cheese mixture oozed out of the burger...I melted my cheese on the bottom bun...we really enjoyed this...thanks for sharing it...

review by:
(20 Apr 2017)

Wayne Peters

There are burgers, and then there are BURGERS!!! And this one wins hands down as the best popper burger EVER!!! Loved this :)

review by:
(1 Apr 2017)

Shar Pei

Hands down the best burgers I have ever made. Such a delicious recipe to keep on hand. I have made them on the grill and in the frying pan. Both are amazing. Don't miss out on these!!

review by:
(29 Sep 2016)


My kids and myself agree that this is the best burger we have ever had. Creamy cheesy with a little spice from the jalapeno. Such a wonderful flavored burger. I made french fries to go with them and we had dill pickles on the side. Could not be better!

review by:
(29 Jun 2016)

dienia b

way awesome make these

review by:
(11 Oct 2015)