Jalepeno Popper Burger

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This sassy burger has a little bit of bite and a whole lot of flavor! This super tender sandwich is made with ground sirloin, a lean ground beef, made from the center loan cut creating a yummy-tender burger. Don’t forget to load up on the tomatoes, lettuce and red onions for extra healthful nutrients. All you have to do now is invite your family and friends over for a delicious cookout for the holiday weekend!

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time25 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time40 mins

 1 lb ground sirloin
 3 oz reduced fat-free cream cheeseroom temperature
 ¾ cup pepper jack cheeseshredded
 1 medium jalapenoseeded and finely chopped
  tsp Celtic sea salt
 fresh cracked black pepper
 4 whole wheat buns
 ¼ cup ketchuporganic and unsweetened if possible
 1 medium tomatothinly sliced
 1 medium red onionsliced into thin rings
 4 butter lettuce leaves

1

Preheat your grill to medium-high.

2

Grab a medium size bowl and combine the cream cheese, shredded cheese and jalapeno. Make sure you stir and mash as you go until all ingredients are incorporated well and there aren’t any clumps from the cream cheese. Tip: always use room temp cream cheese. If it’s cold, you will be mixing for a long while! Set aside.

3

To make the burgers, form the sirloin into 4 patties, even in size so they cook the same. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

4

Grill the burgers until almost done, add a slice of sharp cheddar (this is optional) and close the lid so it melts faster. Check the burgers with a thermometer until it reads 160 degrees. Pull the burgers off and let rest on a platter.

5

Toast your buns on the grill until warm and slight grill marks are seen on the bread.

6

Take your bottom bun and place on a plate. Add a few slices of lettuce. Spread 3 Tbsp. of the jalapeno cheese mixture down and add your burger on top (the heat from the meat will melt the cheese perfectly). Top with a Tbsp. of ketchup, add red onion and tomato slices (use as much as you like here). And place the top of the bun on the sandwich and serve immediately!

7

NOTES: We are a pretty “cheesy” family, so I add a slice of sharp cheddar on our burgers just before pulling them off the grill to add a little extra gooeyness to the sandwich. You can use any kind of bun, just try to keep it whole wheat if you can.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 burger

Servings 4

Ingredients

 1 lb ground sirloin
 3 oz reduced fat-free cream cheeseroom temperature
 ¾ cup pepper jack cheeseshredded
 1 medium jalapenoseeded and finely chopped
  tsp Celtic sea salt
 fresh cracked black pepper
 4 whole wheat buns
 ¼ cup ketchuporganic and unsweetened if possible
 1 medium tomatothinly sliced
 1 medium red onionsliced into thin rings
 4 butter lettuce leaves

Directions

1

Preheat your grill to medium-high.

2

Grab a medium size bowl and combine the cream cheese, shredded cheese and jalapeno. Make sure you stir and mash as you go until all ingredients are incorporated well and there aren’t any clumps from the cream cheese. Tip: always use room temp cream cheese. If it’s cold, you will be mixing for a long while! Set aside.

3

To make the burgers, form the sirloin into 4 patties, even in size so they cook the same. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

4

Grill the burgers until almost done, add a slice of sharp cheddar (this is optional) and close the lid so it melts faster. Check the burgers with a thermometer until it reads 160 degrees. Pull the burgers off and let rest on a platter.

5

Toast your buns on the grill until warm and slight grill marks are seen on the bread.

6

Take your bottom bun and place on a plate. Add a few slices of lettuce. Spread 3 Tbsp. of the jalapeno cheese mixture down and add your burger on top (the heat from the meat will melt the cheese perfectly). Top with a Tbsp. of ketchup, add red onion and tomato slices (use as much as you like here). And place the top of the bun on the sandwich and serve immediately!

7

NOTES: We are a pretty “cheesy” family, so I add a slice of sharp cheddar on our burgers just before pulling them off the grill to add a little extra gooeyness to the sandwich. You can use any kind of bun, just try to keep it whole wheat if you can.

Jalepeno Popper Burger