Who says you can't have Jalapeño Popper for dinner? These burgers have all of the flavours of bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers - with the jalapeno & cream cheese filling, the bacon wrapping and a coat of melted cheddar cheese!
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
Grill the jalapenos over medium-high heat until charred all over, about 6-8 minutes.
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.
Pinch the skins off of the peppers, cut in half and remove the seeds.
Dice 2 of the jalapeno peppers and mix into the cream cheese.
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.
Season the patties with salt and pepper to taste and wrap each with 2 strips of bacon.
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.
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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