Jalapeno Burgers. A spin to our beloved burgers. A few weeks back a dear friend of mine invited us to her house for dinner and we had those wonderful burgers. I could not wait to get home to replicate them as much we have fallen in love with them. Imagine, a juicy, succulent and cooked to perfection beef patty with chunks of cheddar cheese weaved inside and out. The perfect amount of heat from the jalapeno. Savory and super delicious.
As you all know jalapeno is not for the faint of hearts thus with I decide to take matters into my hands and decide the heat level that I was comfortable with. There is no bun on my recipe which I replaced with spinach. A gluten-free paleo version dinner. The softness of the spinach tames the burger.
When I first moved to Arizona I was introduced to jalapenos. The friend not knowing how I would handle the heat, the first thing they did they introduce me to this: Each time you eat something very hot, immediately sprinkle salt and squeeze lime either on a slice of radish or a slice of a cucumber and eat it. The two are counterbalancing the heat by calming it. No need to drink tons of water, milk, or beer to calm the hotness.
Note to the wise, I guess this is more a note to myself: the seeds and the filaments are the hot part of the jalapeno. Be very careful when removing them not to breathe into them. I did that and I am still coughing.
Enjoy those yummy Jalapeno Burgers!
- 15 mins total
- 5 mins prep
- 10 mins cook
- serves 4 peoples
1 pound ground beef (80/20 fat content)
1 cup cheddar cheese, roughly chopped
1 jalapeno, cleaned, seeds removed (optional) and sliced
salt and pepper
fresh spinach washed and dried
Combine the ground beef with the cheddar cheese and jalapeno slices. Season with pepper and salt to taste. Form ¼ pound each burger patties
Over high heat place a grill plate and when hot brush some oil over the surface.
Add the burger patties and cook to desired doneness paying attention as the cheese will melt and stick to the grill.
On a plate place a small bed of spinach and add the burger on top of it. Add the radishes and limes with avocado to your plate.
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