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Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Bacon Burgers

These insanely juicy Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Bacon Burgers are stuffed with cheese, topped with cheese, and loaded with spicy jalapeño peppers and crispy bacon. Open wide! 

Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Bacon Burgers

I made you an insanely delicious burger. I’m talkin’ layers of bold flavor. I’m talkin’ double the cheese. I’m talkin’ crispy bacon, spicy peppers, and smoky barbecue sauce.

We’re year-round grillers. Rain, snow, sleet, or shine, we’re dedicated to using the grill year ’round. Nothing beats the flavor of a grilled hunk of meat. In my opinion, the only way to eat a burger is grilled. If it’s not grilled, you might as well hang it up, because I don’t want no parts of it.

Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Bacon Burgers

These jalapeno popper stuffed bacon burgers get stuffed with cheddar cheese and spicy jalapeños. And, because I’m selfish and want it all, I topped them with more cheese, crispy bacon, a drizzle of Kraft Hickory Smoke Barbecue Sauce, and a little salad action (lettuce, tomato, and raw onion).

It’s a burger of epic proportions.

Kraft Evergriller Grill 'N' Flip Mitt

Kraft is celebrating the launch of their newly revamped line of barbecue sauces with recipes that feature high-quality ingredients and bold flavor varieties. Their Hickory Smoke Barbecue Sauce is my new favorite. It’s rich, smoky, and has a sweet, peppery finish.

Have you ever stuffed a burger? Not only is it easy, but you get the pleasure of biting into a gooey, cheese-filled center.

Here’s how I stuff my burgers:

How to Stuff a Burger

  1. Divide your ground beef into 8 equal size balls.
  2. Flatten each ball into a disk.
  3. Place a piece of cheese in the center and top with 4-5 pickled jalapeño pepper slices.
  4. Top with a ground beef disc.
  5. Pinch the edges together to seal in the cheese. Gently flatten each ball to form a thick patty.

Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Bacon Burgers

The end result is a big hunk of juicy beef oozing with cheese and spicy peppers. The men and lady carnivores in your life will love you forever.

To celebrate the new line of Kraft Barbecue Sauce, they’ve created the Evergriller Grill ‘N’ Flip Mitt for the outdoor grilling enthusiast. It’s a fire-resistant grilling glove that protects the griller from both the heat of the grill and the frigid temperatures of grilling during the winter months.

Grillers everywhere can enter for a chance to win an Evergriller Grill ‘N’ Flip Mitt of their own and a year’s supply of Kraft Barbecue Sauce. To enter, grill fans can visit GillinFools.com between January 19 and January 30 (Hurry!). The winner will be randomly selected at the close of the giveaway.

Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Bacon Burgers

These insanely juicy burgers are stuffed with cheese, topped with cheese, and loaded with spicy jalapeño peppers and crispy bacon.

Yield: 4 burgers

Total Time: 20 minutes

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

Burgers: 

  • 1 and 1/4 pounds ground beef (preferably 80/20)
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • 16-20 sliced jalapeno peppers
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 hamburger rolls

Toppings:

  • 4 slices cooked bacon, cut in half
  • lettuce
  • 8 tomato slices
  • 4 tablespoons barbecue sauce

Directions:

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan.
  2. Fold two slices of cheddar cheese in half. Fold each half in half again. You’ll end up with 4 double-layered squares of cheese. Set aside.
  3. Divide your ground beef into 8 equal size balls.
  4. Flatten each ball into a disk. Place a piece of cheese in the center and top with 4-5 slices of pickled jalapeno peppers.
  5. Place another flattened disc on top and pinch the edges together. Gently flatten the ball to form a thick patty.
  6. Grill the burgers over direct heat for 5 minutes on each side for medium. During the last minute of cooking, top each burger with a slice of cheese. Remove the burgers from the grill. Allow them to rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Place the burgers on a roll. Top with lettuce, tomato, onion, bacon, and a tablespoon of barbecue sauce.

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8 Responses to “Jalapeño Popper Stuffed Bacon Burgers”

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — January 30, 2015 at 8:57 am

    Cheers to year ’round grillin’, Jennie! Phenomenal burgers, girl. These burgers are perfect any day of the year and excellent for Super Bowl Sunday. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:10 am

      Thank you so much, Stacy. Yeah, I would be lost without my grill.

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — January 30, 2015 at 9:51 am

    Holy moly! You have out done yourself here. Not that I’m complaining! Yeah for grilling ALL YEAR LONG! Snow be damned!

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:10 am

      Oh, the snow. There’s so much of it. But it won’t stop me from firing up the grill. Thanks so much, Liz.

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    Karen @ The Food Charlatan — January 31, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Stuffed with cheese, topped with cheese, and jalapenos to boot. Sounds like my kind of burger. And why am I not a year round griller?? I live in CA for heavens sake. I need to bust it out.

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:11 am

      CA? Girl, you need to fire up that grill :) I’m jealous of your year-round warm temps and sunshine. Thanks so much!

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    [email protected] & Trinkets — January 31, 2015 at 7:11 am

    Cheese in the middle, cheese on top, gimme ALL the cheese please!

    Now you’ve just gotta figure out how to put cheese on the bottom. :D

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    • Jennie replied February 2nd, 2015 at 9:12 am

      Mmm, cheese on the bottom. Well, you know I’m going to have to make it my job to figure that one out. Thanks, Kim!

      Reply

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