Wake Up That Boring Burger: Jalapeño Burger


Memorial Day is just around the corner and with it the official start of the grilling season. For some of us, the grilling season is year-round but I digress.

Countless burgers are grilled on this day and most of them will be just that: plain, boring burgers topped with mustard, cheese, a little onion and possibly a tomato.

Ingredients (For one burger)

4-6 ounce hamburger patty
2 Slices Texas toast style bread
1 Slice pepper jack cheese
1 large jalapeño
1 T Chipotle mayonnaise (recipe follows)
2 T Butter


Heat grill to medium high heat. Meanwhile, form hamburger patties and butter one side of each slice of bread. Grill the burger to your desired preference while roasting the whole jalapeño until charred and blistered. Toast bread buttered side down on coolest part of grill. Flip and slightly toast non-buttered side. Place slice of pepper jack cheese on burger to melt during last few minutes of cooking.

When jalapeño is sufficiently charred and blistered, remove from grill and allow to rest a few minutes. Slice stem from top and then slice in half length-wise.

Assemble as follows: Place burger, cheese side up, on un-buttered side of one slice of Texas toast. Top with chipotle mayonnaise and then jalapeño. Finally, top with remaining slice of Texas toast buttered side up.

Chipotlé Mayonnaise

¾ Cup Hellmann’s Mayonnaise (Not light)
2 Chipotle Peppers in Adobe Sauce (I recommend San Marcos brand)
1 T additional Adobe sauce from peppers

Finely chop chipotle peppers and whisk together with mayonnaise and adobe sauce. Set aside. This will keep for at least two weeks.


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