June: Jalapeño Popper Burger

Featured for June in our 2024 UniPro calendar.

Heat Meets Meat: Fiery Jalapeño Popper Burgers for Bold Taste Buds

Sink your teeth into a juicy beef patty, perfectly seasoned and graced with melted Brighton Farms® American Pepper Jack Cheese. But the real star? Those stuffed jalapeño halves, oozing with a creamy blend of Brighton Farms® Cream Cheese, minced garlic, and zesty lemon pepper seasoning. Topped with crisp lettuce, ripe tomato, and creamy guacamole, this burger is a spicy, cheesy, and utterly irresistible delight! 🌶️🔥🍔

Serves 8

  • 6 oz Brighton Farms® Cream Cheese (equivalent to 3 oz per serving)
  • 8 slices Brighton Farms® American Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 6 Jalapeño Peppers, halved and seeded
  • 2 tsp Olive Oil
  • 12 slices Bacon, crumbled
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Lemon Pepper Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • 2 lbs Ground Beef (adjust seasoning as desired)
  • Lettuce, Tomato, and Guacamole for garnish
  1. Brush jalapeños with oil and grill covered over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Once cool, chop finely.
  2. Combine finely chopped jalapeños with bacon and cream cheese.
  3. In a large bowl, combine garlic, salt, lemon pepper seasoning, pepper, and paprika and mix into beef.
  4. Shape into 8 thin patties.
  5. Spoon bacon/cream cheese/jalapeño mixture onto 4 of the patties, cover with remaining 4 patties, and press edges firmly to seal.
  6. Grill burgers covered over medium heat or broil 4 inches from heat for 6-7 minutes on each side until temp. is 160°F.
  7. Top with Pepper Jack Cheese and cook 1-2 minutes longer until cheese is melted.
  8. Serve on a grilled bun, and top with lettuce, tomato, and guacamole as desired.