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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burgers

Upgrade your burger game with these fun and delicious jalapeño popper stuffed burgers on pretzel buns!

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon
  • ¼ cup canned jalapeños
  • 4 oz grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 ½ lbs ground beef, I used 80/20
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, or favorite burger seasoning or your choice
  • 4 pretzel buns
  • 4 tablespoons butter, or mayo

Instructions

  • To make the filling, chop bacon into small pieces.
  • In a large skillet, cook chopped bacon over medium high heat until nice and crispy, about 8 minutes. Drain on paper towel and cool.
  • Chop canned jalapenos into small pieces.
  • In a medium bowl, combine bacon bits, jalapenos and cheese. Mix well.
  • To shape the burgers, divide beef into 8 equal parts, 3oz each, and then flatten each one into thin patties, about ¼-inch thick.
  • Place jalapeno popper filling in the middle of 4 patties. Then top them with the other 4 patties and seal the edges. (To make this process much easier, use this burger press. Read the directions in Notes 1.)
  • Season the burgers with salt and pepper, or your favorite burger seasoning.
  • Heat the grill to medium heat for at least 5 minutes.
  • To cook the burgers, grill the burgers over medium heat until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side. (Aim for 160°F internal temperature.)
  • Meanwhile, butter the buns and toast lightly over low heat until golden brown and crispy.
  • Serve the burgers on prepared toasted buns with other desired toppings and garnishes.

Notes

Note 1: If you're using a burger press, like this one, divide the meat into 4 x 4oz and 4 x 2oz balls. Then place 4oz meat into the bottom of the press, flatten it using the press for stuffed burger, making a well in the middle. Fill with quarter of the filling and then place 2oz meat on top and push with flat press.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1burger, Calories: 633kcal, Carbohydrates: 27.7g, Protein: 47.6g, Fat: 33.2g, Cholesterol: 148.8mg, Sodium: 1368.7mg, Sugar: 4.6g
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