Jefferson County Recipe of the Day: Jalapeno Burgers

Jalapeno Burgers – a great recipe for a Memorial Day cookout!

Jalapeno Burgers


1 lb lean ground beef
1/4 cup chunky salsa
4 frozen breaded cheddar cheese jalapeno peppers, thawed
1/4 cup guacamole
4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
4 lettuce leaves
1/4 cup salsa con queso dip
1/4 cup sliced plum tomatoes
2 tbsp sliced ripe olives
4 thin slices sweet onion


-In a large bowl, combine the beef and salsa. Shape into four patties.

-Place a jalapeno in the center of each; wrap beef around jalapeno, forming a ball. Reshape into patties, about 3-1/2″ in diameter and 1″ thick.

-Grill, covered, over medium-hot heat for 7-8 minutes on each side.

-Spread guacamole over toasted side of bun tops. On each bun bottom, layer lettuce, a burger, con queso dip, tomatoes, olives, and onion; replace tops.

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