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Jalapeño Cheddar Burgers

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I’m from Kentucky, and this time of year that means everywhere I go there’s either a football game playing or someone talking about football.And while I may not be THE biggest sports fan (I do enjoy the U of L vs U.K. game every year though) there’s one thing I can get behind during football season, and that’s the food that goes along with it. 

I’ll fully admit to being that guy that goes to football games and tailgates for the soul purpose of enjoying a burger (or two) and a couple of beers. Maybe it has something with me being from the south, but food has a certain way of bringing people from all walks of life together, especially when it’s BBQ related. 

When I was in Chicago last I had Jalapeño Cheddar Burgers before heading to a ball game, and when it came time for me to host a little game day BBQ at my house I knew exactly what to fire up on the grill. While no one in Louisville can agree on what team(s) to support there’s one thing we can all agree on, and that’s how much we love food. I made extra burgers to have for lunch the rest of the week, but I only ended up having one leftover burger – if that tells you anything about how good they tasted. Ready to try them for yourself? Then you’re in luck cause my Jalapeño Cheddar Burgers recipe only has a few ingredients, and they’re ready in less than 15 minutes. What’s not to love? 

Jalapeño Cheddar Burgers
Yields 10
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Ingredients
  1. 3 lbs. Ground Chuck
  2. 1 Block Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  3. 3 Jalapeños
  4. 1 Red Onion
  5. 2 Tsp. Black Pepper
  6. 1 Tsp. Sea Salt
  7. 1 Tsp. Garlic Powder
Instructions
  1. Dice Jalapeños and Red Onion.
  2. Cube Sharp Cheddar Cheese in bite sized pieces.
  3. Combine all ingredients in medium sized bowl until thoroughly combined.
  4. Cook to desired doneness on a preheated grill.
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  • Ok I’ll bring the Salty Dog cocktails, you bring the burgers. This looks delicious!

    xo Jessica
    http://www.mystylevita.com

  • The Style Editrix

    Yummm!! Can’t wait to make these!

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  • The Fit Fork

    Uh, yeah! This burger speaks to me, it’s my spirit burger. IfI was to be a burger in another life, it would be this one

  • Yum!! Jalapeno anything is delish. I highly recommend putting a dollop of peanut butter right on top of that burger. Sounds very strange but it’s oh so good. 🙂

    • Not strange at all! I love peanut butter with my chili, so it makes sense.

      • Hmm – now I need to try some peanut butter on my chili. Thanks for the recommendation!!

  • Liz

    Oh man these have me DROOLING! I love any type of burger.. I totally want to try these! They would be perfect for tailgating 🙂

  • Kiah Twisselman

    These look delicious! Can winter be over and it be grilling season yet?