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

  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

  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:)

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

  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

  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 :)


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

  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

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

  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

  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.

  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.

  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 :)

  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
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  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,
    Tumbleweed Contessa

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


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