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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

BBQ Bacon Jalapeno Cheddar Stuffed Burgers

So, yesterday was National Cheeseburger Day ... and I didn't get the memo until it was too late ... a day late and a dollar short ... Go figure!

Grilling season is not over yet! In my opinion, it never is. When I lived in the Midwest, I was the crazy person standing outside, grilling in the snow - wearing shorts and (sometimes, not always) a coat ... and if the snow wasn't too deep, flip-flops. No lie. You can imagine the comments and strange looks! That's neither here nor there .... You can grill dressed however you wanna dress ... and in the snow if you want - I won't judge! 







BBQ Bacon Jalapeno Cheddar Stuffed Burgers
Yield: 8 burgers

2 lb. ground beef
½ lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
1½ cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 small onion, chopped
2-3 jalapenos, stems and seeds removed, chopped
1 tbsp. butter
Salt and pepper, to taste
Your favorite BBQ sauce
8 Hamburger buns
Condiments and toppings of choice (BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, pickles, etc ...)

Preheat your grill (direct grilling over high heat).

Meanwhile, in a medium skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion and jalapeno and cook until softened. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly.

Divide the ground beef into 8 equal portions. Divide each of the 8 portions in half - for a total of 16 chunks of ground beef. On waxed paper, flatten 8 of the chunks of ground beef into thin patty shapes.

In a medium bowl, combine the bacon, cheese and the veggie mixture. Mix well. Place about ¼ cup of the mixture in the center of each of the 8 patties.

Take the other 8 chunks of ground beef and flatten slightly between your hands and place one portion on top of one the patties with the bacon, cheese and veggie mixture. Carefully seal the 2 beef patties together. Season the top with salt and pepper.

Place the burgers on the grill and grill for approximately 4-5 minutes. (Use your best judgement here - all grills are different!) Carefully flip and continue to cook the patties for another 3-4 minutes or until the meat is cooked through (cook to 160°). **Whatever you do - DO NOT USE A SPATULA TO PRESS THE BURGER - not with this burger or any burger!! Just my two cents! I'm sure the burger police will come after you if you don't heed my advice!** Using a basting brush, brush the burger with BBQ sauce. Allow to cook for an additional minute or two - and baste with BBQ sauce again. Remove the burgers from the grill and allow them to rest for a few minutes before serving. (Now is a great time to toast your buns if you like them toasted!)

Serve on buns with your favorite condiments and toppings!


I hope you enjoy!


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16 comments:

  1. We will have to try these - bacon + jalapeno = super yummy!

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  2. You are sinful, Jamie ! ;-) We are always braaing (I know you know the meaning of this word now) 12 months a year and this looks awesome. Again, I can not pin :-( I'll have to re-pin from you on Pinterest... I actually did some other pinning this morning which had gone through, ai, ai
    Linda

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  3. You had me at Bacon! Thanks for sharing on What's Cooking Wednesday. As soon as I am going to cheat on my diet this will be at the top of my list (I have to wait until at least Friday:)

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  4. Oh my, that is what I call, a super burger, not just a burger, not even just a stuffed burger.

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  5. Mmm, my mouth is watering. It's just about lunchtime here and your delicious post is making me hungry.

    Great recipe, thanks for posting

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  6. Found and followed you through Hubby Made Me's link party. I just love your blog! Feel free to stop by mine as well :)

    http://www.the-not-so-desperate-chef-wife.com

    Krista

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  7. Oh me oh my! These look scrumptious! I found you on Not Your Ordinary Recipes link up :)

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  8. Thanks for sharing with Weekend Potluck! These sound fantastic!!!!!!! AND we have more jalapenos than we know what to do with from our garden. Sounds like a terrific solution to me! :)
    Tonya from 4 little Fergusons

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  9. My teenager wants beef and spice. this covers both. thanks for sharing it on foodie friday.

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  10. Oh my Jamie,
    This is the greatest burger, we are going to just love it and I can't wait to make it. Hope you have a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  11. Oh my word! I always get all giddy when jalapenos are involved. What a great idea to spruce up a burger. This is the perfect share for Foodie Friends Friday. Fall grilling is the best.

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  12. Jamie,
    These look marvelous! I have a new found love for all things Jalapeno and I can't wait to try these. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share next week. Have a great weekend.
    Michelle

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  13. Yes, yes, and yes to all of it. The bacon, the jalapenos, the cheddar - it all sounds SO good! Great pics Jamie. :) Thank you so much for sharing it at my link party! You're a doll :)

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  14. Hey Jamie,
    These look amazingly good. I love burgers. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/how-to-make-natural-tinted-lip-balm-and.html
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  15. Looks delish! I am into burgers right now. Thanks for sharing this at Saturday Dishes. You will be a feature at next Saturday's party. Drop in.

    Wishes for tasty dishes,
    Linda
    Tumbleweed Contessa

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  16. Yummm! Here in south Texas grilling season is year round!

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