Why settle for ordinary hamburgers when you can have these juicy Jalapeno Jack Burgers topped with cool and creamy cilantro lime sauce?
This post was sponsored by Mezzetta, but all opinions are my own.
It's grilling season, friends, and I don't know about you, but our grill is definitely getting a workout. We probably cook burgers on the grill more often than anything else -- mostly because I think they taste better this way. And, the Hubs is the resident grill master, so he usually takes charge, and that means that I only have to focus on the sides --woo hoo!
Any burger is pretty awesome, but I wanted to spice things up a bit. Since we're in the beautiful Desert Southwest, we eat a ton of Mexican food, so it seemed natural to whip up some spicy jalapeno burgers.
I always have fresh jalapeno peppers on on hand, but since not everyone in the family can take the heat, it was Mezzetta to the rescue!
I've been using their peperoncini peppers for ages. I grew up on them, and I usually add them to salads, sandwiches and anything else I can think of. So when I picked up another jar of the peperoncini, I also bought a jar of mild, aka Tamed, sliced jalapeno peppers to add to the burgers. These still have some heat, but not too much.
I cut up some of these peppers and added them to the ground beef along with a few other ingredients. We always keep the seasoning for burgers pretty simple and add extra flavor with the toppings.
When the burgers were done, we topped them with some spicy pepper jack cheese slices, and I couldn't resist adding a few extra jalapeno slices to mine.
I also made some cilantro lime sauce.
It's cool, creamy and helps tone down the heat. It's the perfect complement to these flavorful cheeseburgers.
How to Make Jalapeno Jack Burgers with Cilantro Lime Sauce
Jalapeno Jack Burgers with Cilantro Lime Sauce
- 3 pounds lean ground beef
- 2 teaspoons course Himalayan sea salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons water
- ½ cup chopped Mezzetta Tamed Deli Sliced Jalapeno Peppers
- slices Pepper jack cheese
- For the Sauce
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- ¾ cup sour cream
- ½ cup milk
- Juice of 1 lime
- ½ cup chopped cilantro
- salt and pepper to taste
- Mix the sea salt, ground pepper, chopped jalapeno peppers and water with the ground beef, and form into large patties.
- Grill over medium heat for about 5 minutes per side, or until internal temperature is at least 160 degrees.
- Top with slices of pepper jack cheese and more jalapeno slices, if desired
- For the Cilantro Lime Sauce
- In a small bowl, mix the mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice and milk
- Stir in cilantro and season with salt and pepper
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
Doesn't that burger look droolworthy? Yum!
Do you have a favorite way to grill burgers? Inquiring minds would love to know!
Miz Helen says
Your recipe is on the Top Ten List for Full Plate Thursday this week. Thanks so much for sharing with us and have a fabulous weekend!
This is making me so hungry! It is all the flavors I love, lime, jalapeno, cheese!!! I am pinning this to try!
Thanks so much! Those are definitely some of my favorite flavors too. 🙂
Wow, Dee, this looks amazing! I love spicy food so this is right up my alley. Thanks for the awesome new recipe!
Renee - Kudos Kitchen says
My mouth seriously waters at the looks of this burger. I can only imagine how packed with flavor this is!!!
Michelle | A Latte Food says
Ooh, I am loving this burger! The kick from the jalapeños sounds amazing!
Thanks, Michelle! It's perfect when you don't want a ton of heat -- just a little extra kick. 🙂
carrie @ frugal foodie mama says
This isn't anything that I don't love about this burger! Love the spicy kick from the jalapenos. 🙂
Thanks, Carrie. I think these jalapenos add just the right amount of spice. 🙂
Holy Smokes this looks and sounds so good!
Thanks, Krista! It's such an easy summer meal. 🙂
Ohmygoodness Dee this looks SO GOOD!!! Great job 🙂
Thank you so much -- that's so sweet of you to say! 🙂
This burger looks like perfection!! I love the sauce! Such fantastic flavors!!
Thanks, Sheena. I think we'll be making it again this weekend! 🙂
Erin @ The Speckled Palate says
What a gorgeous and delicious burger! We haven't made burgers in entirely too long, and I need for us to get our act together because these? They sound delightful. We live in Texas, so we get our fair share of Mexican food, as well, and I love the idea of making a spicy burger and a creamy sauce to cool it off. Great idea!
Thanks so much, Erin. I've heard the Mexican food in Texas is wonderful! 🙂
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious says
Yassss to all the big flavors you have going on here!