Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Burgers are glazed with tangy BBQ sauce and topped with cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and spicy jalapeno peppers. They’re perfect for your next summer cookout!
May is National Burger Month and this hearty jalapeno bacon cheddar burger is an absolutely delicious way to celebrate! If you’re looking for an easy, cheesy burger recipe, you’ve come to the right place.
Of course, I could go for thick and juicy burger anytime, no matter what month it is! We make baked cheeseburger sliders when the weather isn’t cooperating, but when it is, it’s time to fire up the grill!
When it comes to making cheeseburgers or hamburgers, I like mine to be as loaded as possible. And if I can add a little heat, it’s even better!
Sometimes, we’ll make bacon cheddar guacamole burgers without the jalapenos. They’re not as spicy but definitely good and kid approved. We also make these jalapeno jack burgers with a delicious cilantro lime sauce. They’re spicy, but the sauce helps to cool things off. And these jalapeno bacon cheddar burgers are the best of both worlds.
The actual hamburger recipe is super simple and only contains four ingredients. But, I really think that if the base is good, then you can make the burgers even better by adding your favorite toppings. And that’s exactly what we did here.
To keep things easy, I used leftover bacon from breakfast. If you plan ahead and make extra bacon,
We grilled the burgers for about 5 minutes per side, and then, we brushed on a thin layer of barbecue sauce for extra flavor. If you want more BBQ sauce, you can add more later. My BBQ-loving middle child likes to drown her burgers in sauce, but the rest of us like just a tad less!
Then, you add some thickly sliced cheddar cheese, let it melt a little, and then you top the burger off with crispy slices of bacon and sliced jalapenos. I fry the jalapenos in butter a little bit just to bring out the flavor. It’s optional but so worth it!
How to Make Jalapeno Bacon Cheddar Burgers
Easy jalapeno bacon cheddar burgers are glazed with tangy bbq sauce and topped with cheddar cheese, crispy bacon and jalapeno pepper slices
- 3 pounds ground chuck
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
- 8 slices cheddar cheese
- 1 pound bacon
- 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced
Season beef with sea salt and pepper
add water, and mix well. Form into patties, about 1-inch thick
Grill burgers over medium high heat for about 5 to 7 minutes per side or until internal temperature is 160 degrees
Spread thin layer of barbecue sauce over burgers, then top with cheese
Remove from grill, and top burgers with bacon slices, jalapeno pepper slices and additional BBQ sauce, if desired. Serve immediately.
For extra flavor, saute jalapenos in 1 tablespoon butter until slightly brown and soft before adding to burgers.
This recipe makes enough cheeseburgers for a crowd, but you can adjust the amount or use the extras for leftovers!
Even my pickiest eaters loved these jalapeno bacon cheddar burgers, and I hope you will too!
sharing at Weekend Potluck