Jalapeño Popper Burgers

Spice up your dinner with these fun, stuffed Jalapeño Popper Burgers! 

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Normally when I make burgers, I kind of wing it. I throw in some soy sauce or onion soup mix or whatever I happen to grab. This time, I wanted to try something a little more exciting, and the result was mighty tasty. These Jalapeño Popper Burgers are stuffed with Mexican cheese and pickled jalapeño peppers. They were definitely worth the little extra work to stuff them!

Jalapeño Popper Burgers - wearychef.com
Open wide.

If the kids (or the adults!) in your family don’t like spicy food, you could make some with just cheese or try pickles instead of jalapeños. Have fun!

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Jalapeño Popper Burgers - wearychef.com

Jalapeño Popper Burgers

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Burgers stuffed with jalapeños and cheese are a welcome change from the ordinary.

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x




1. In a large bowl, stir together ground meat, seasoning sauce, Cajun seasoning, and cumin until combined.

2. Using a large disher or 1/3-cup measuring scoop, make eight balls of meat of about the same size.

3. Working on wax paper, flatten one meat portion to about a 4″ circle. Pile about 2 tbsp. of cheese in the center of the patty, about an inch away from the edges. Place a few jalapeños on top of the cheese.

4. Flatten another patty to the same size, and carefully place it over the first one. Use a fork to seal the edges. Repeat for the other three burgers.

5. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and spray with cooking spray. Cook each burger approximately 7 minutes per side, until juices run clear and internal temperature is 165 degrees F. (Be careful when transferring burgers to the skillet and flipping them over that you do not tear the meat, as this will cause the filling to leak out.)

6. Spread each side of bun very lightly with brown mustard, and gently place cooked burger on bottom bun. Stack lettuce and tomato on top of the patty, top with bun. Eat and smile!

  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Main
Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


Heather @ Sugar Dish Me
10 years ago

I love stuffed burgers! And jalapenos! These look amazing Andi!

10 years ago

Thank you so much, Heather! Speaking of amazing, I came across your buffalo chicken pretzel bites today. YUM!

11 years ago

this is the second blog burger I’ve drooled over tonight–and I don’t even like burgers! They look so good what with all their oozing cheese etc. A mug of beer on the side (or beer ice cream–haha) and the meal is made :-)

The Weary Chef
11 years ago

Hush your mouth, Liz! What do you mean you don’t like burgers!? I am flattered that you like looking at mine despite your prejudice against ground beef patties, so I guess we can still be friends ;) I am rushing over to read about your beer float RIGHT NOW!

What is the other drool-worry blog burger? Share with the class, please!

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