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Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers

On your next grill night, serve up some of these zesty Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers! The cheddar and jalapenos are mixed into the patties rather than used as garnish!

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I don’t always eat red meat but when I do, I love to enjoy a good ole juicy burger. These Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers are no exception. It was a Saturday afternoon. We hadn’t grilled in a while. I was browsing Fresh Market, looking for some great looking scallops to use for that night’s dinner but I couldn’t find any that looked decent. Ding! Yes, a bell really went off in my head. Well, that’s how I imagined it, anyways. Burgers are easy. And good. So I picked up a pound and a half of ground chuck from the meat counter, some mild cheddar, a jalapeno and some fresh brioche hamburger buns and I was on my way. But not before filling up my cart with some other goodies. Boy do I love Fresh Market.

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So basically, these burgers happened this past Saturday night. They were super simple to make. All I did was chop up a jalapeno and the cheddar cheese in my food processor, add it to the ground beef along with some Montreal Steak Seasoning, form four patties and then Ken did the rest. Because he’s the grill-man, you know? I served these burgers with some grilled veggies so it was a pretty simple meal but delicious indeed.

Oh, by the way, I snapped these photos using the new photography lights that I purchased last week. I was a little hesitant to purchase artificial lighting because I’ve “been there, done that” and they didn’t work out very well. But I was just using plain ole lights that I picked up at Home Depot. They were not at all ideal for food photography. But these lights, these lights work pretty well. And it’s a good thing since it’s starting to get darker earlier and earlier. If you want to check out the light set I purchased, you can see it here. But before you do that, enjoy the recipe!

Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers

Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 1/2lb ground chuck
  • 1/2 - 1/2lb mild cheddar cheese (get a block of it)
  • 1 large jalapeno, seeded
  • 1-2 tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning
  • Hamburger buns. I used brioche hamburger buns that I found at Fresh Market.
  • Mayo, mustard, BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato and anything else you desire for garnish. I just used mayo, lettuce and ketchup!


  1. Cut the cheddar cheese into chunks and cut the jalapeno into 1 inch pieces.
  2. Add the cheddar and jalapeno to your food processor and chop.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the cheddar, jalapeno, Montreal Steak Seasoning and ground beef. Mix well and then form into patties.
  4. Grill for about 10-15 minutes over direct heat. Ken did the grilling so I am not sure what temp he grilled the burgers on. I forgot to ask him but I think he usually does it on high and cooks them until they are medium well. So the time I mentioned above may vary.
  5. After the grilling is done, slap one of those babies on a garnished bun and enjoy!



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So what’s your favorite type of burger?

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15 comments on “Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers”

  1. This is my kind of burger, Julie! I think I’ll be making these very soon. Thanks for the recipe!

  2. My husband would love this with the spicy peppers!

  3. You know me and jalapenos! I am all about these burgers, Julie. Love the lighting on these, too. Pinning. (=

  4. This is totally my type of cheeseburger, will be devouring this soon! Thanks for sharing!

  5. I love spicy burgers and this looks like one super fine burger!! The pictures are great too. Thanks for sharing your lighting source :)

  6. Is it dinner time yet! I could go for one of these!!

  7. I couldn’t agree with you more. We have a local Fresh Market, and it is most definitely the BEST! This recipe looks so good…pinned it to try later. Congrats on your new lights…this time of year is so tough for taking food photos without artificial lighting.

  8. Julie, these burgers look and sound incredible! I don’t eat beef that often, but when I do, I love a burger like this. I need to check out those lights because when I get home it’s too late to snap pictures. That would sure come in handy!

    • Thank you, Marcie! The lights have been so great! Perfect for the week and even the weekend because on the weekend, I always say I’m going to cook dinner early but it never happens!

  9. Sometimes all I want is a big, juicy burger and boy that is exactly what you’ve created! Love the jalapenos mixed in!

  10. I don’t think my comment went through…sorry if duplicate…
    I’m not creative when it comes to burger ideas. However, I’ve got a great imagination for cookies and cakes. :) This burger looks delicious. Awesome idea!