Jalapeño Popper Burger recipe provided by the Certified Angus Beef® brand.

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Jalapeño Popper Burger

Serves 4


  • 1 1/2 Certified Angus Beef ® ground beef, 80% lean, divided
  • 2 fresh jalapeños, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded cheddar jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup crispy fried jalapeños (such as French’sTM brand)
  • 1/2 cup crispy fried onions (such as French’s® brand)
  • 4 hamburger buns


  1. In a mixing bowl, hand mix ground beef with diced jalapeños and cumin. Form 4 patties and season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  2. In a clean small bowl mix cream cheese and cheddar jack with a spoon. Form 4 balls about the size of a ping-pong ball. Flatten into disks and refrigerate.
  3. Pan sear or grill burgers 4-5 minutes on one side, flip, top each burger with a cheese disc and cook an additional 4-5 minutes (or until the burger’s center reaches160°F using an instant-read thermometer).
  4. Mix fried jalapeños and fried onions. Place each burger on a bun’s bottom half, top with fried jalapeño-onion mixture and bun’s top half.


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