Bacon Jalapeño Popper Burger
- For the Burgers:
- 2 pounds ground beef
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 12-16 slices of bacon, cooked
- 8 slices of cheddar cheese
- 2-3 tomatoes, sliced
- Jar of pickled jalapeños
- 6-8 hamburger buns
- For the Cream Sauce:
- 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 4-5 jalapeños, seeded and minced
Preheat BBQ box or pellet grill to medium high heat.
In a medium mixing bowl, add all the ingredients of the cream sauce and mix until well combined. Set aside.
Form 6-8 patties and season with salt and pepper.
Grill patties until internal temperature reaches 125 degrees F. for rare, 135 degrees F. for medium rare, 145 degrees F. for medium and 160 degrees F. for well done. Flip patties halfway through cook time. The last few minutes of cooking, add a slice of cheese to patties and let the cheese melt.
Toast buns on grill if desired.
Assemble the burgers: Start with the cream sauce, then add lettuce, tomato, patty, bacon, pickled jalapeños and cream sauce on the top of bun.