Jalapeno Popper Cheeseburger

5 from 2 reviews


  • 4 jalapeno peppers
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese plus extra for a topping
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • 1 onion
  • 1 head of romaine lettuce


  1. Turn your to broil on high
  2. Place your jalapenos on a foil lined baking sheet
  3. Place the baking sheet on the highest grate in your oven and let the jalapenos char
  4. When the jalapenos are black and charred on the top, take the baking sheet out of the oven and turn the jalapenos over
  5. Continue this until the jalapenos are charred all the way around
  6. Place them in a bowl and cover tightly with saran wrap
  7. Let them sit for 5 minutes
  8. Take each jalapeno out of the bowl and peel the skin off – it should come off easily after being roasted and steamed
  9. Finely chop the jalapenos (I left the ribs and seeds in, but if you don’t like spicy food you can take them out)
  10. Shred the cheddar cheese
  11. In a large bowl add the ground beef, jalapenos, cheese, and 2 teaspoons of salt
  12. Mix the meat together with your hands until everything is combined
  13. Form the meat into 6 patties and grill on each side until cooked through, melting a little bit of cheddar cheese on top of each patty during the last few minutes
  14. Place on a whole wheat bun and top with onions and lettuce!