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



When you sink your teeth into one of these burgers you know you are onto something good! Great in the summer on the grill, especially when it's too hot to cook. We sure did enjoy them!

review by:
(29 Jul 2020)


Best burgers ever! So much flavor in each bite! I will even cook these inside. Too good not to have year round!

review by:
(20 Jul 2020)


We grilled these and enjoyed them very much. Best burgers ever!

review by:
(27 Jun 2020)

Get In My Belly!

These are awesome burgers and this is 5 Stars plus all the way! We love them on the grill, but I have made them several times this winter on the stove and they are still awesome!

review by:
(25 Apr 2020)


I made these burgers and cooked them on top of the stove, cause my grill is covered for the winter. They were great!!!

review by:
(10 Dec 2019)


Great tasting burger right here! I used my Greorge Foreman grill and it still tasted great. I look forward to having these on a regular basis. Best burger around!

review by:
(4 Oct 2019)