Jalapeño Popper Smash Burgers

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These Jalapeño Popper Smash Burgers are an easy and delicious dinner recipe! I love making recipes like this one out on my flat top griddle, but it can also be made in a skillet on the stove.

This Burger is topped with jalapeño cream cheese, fresh jalapeño slices, cheddar cheese, bacon, and a little bit of BBQ sauce. If you love jalapeño poppers or spicy food you will love this burger.

Jalapeño Popper Smash Burgers

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • 6 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 6 pieces of bacon
  • 3 Buns
  • Mayo
  • BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup whipped cream cheese 
  • 1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapeños
  • Fresh jalapeño slices

Make Jalapeño Popper Smash Burgers

To start making this recipe, start by mixing together about 1 cup of whipped cream cheese and 1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapeños.

Next, form the ground beef into 6 balls and set aside. This recipe will make 3 double cheeseburgers, but you can easily make more by using more ground beef.

Start by cooking the bacon on the griddle. While the bacon is cooking, spread mayo on the buns and toast them until golden brown.

Bacon

Once bacon and the buns are cooked remove them from the griddle and set aside.

Next, add the balls of ground beef to the griddle and use a burger press or spatula to smash them down.

The Burger Press I use is Made In brand and can be found on Amazon, but there’s also a bunch of different options at different price points.

Burgers

Season burgers with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Once a crust has formed on the bottom of the burgers flip them over.

Top each patty with a slice of cheese.

Serve Jalapeño Popper Smash Burgers

Once all of the components of the Smash Burgers are ready, it’s time to build the burers!

Spread some of the jalapeño cream cheese mixture to the top bun. Build burgers with two patties, the bacon, BBQ sauce, and some fresh sliced jalapeño. I served this with some air fried fries!

Jalapeño Popper Smash Burgers

Tips and Frequently Asked Questions

  • I used 1 lb of ground beef to make 3 double cheeseburgers. You can use more ground beef if you need more burgers for your family.
  • I seasoned the burgers with a salt, pepper, and garlic powder blend, but you can use any seasonings you prefer.
  • I like spreading mayo on the buns to toast them, but you could also use a little bit of butter instead if you prefer that.
  • I made this recipe outside on my flat top griddle, but you can make it in a skillet or two on the stove.
  • I love my Made In Burger Press found on Amazon, but you can use any burger press, spatula, or even a heavy cast iron skillet to smash the burgers.
  • I used Buffalo Wild Wing’s Honey BBQ sauce, but you can use your favorite BBQ sauce for this recipe. It gives a nice sweetness with the heat from the jalapeños.
Jalapeño Popper Smash Burgers

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Jalapeno Popper Smash Burgers

Jalapeño Popper Smash Burgers

Jalapeño Popper Smash Burgers are an easy and delicious recipe!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: smash burgers, cheese burgers, griddle recipes
Servings: 3 people

Ingredients

  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • Salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • 6 slices Cheddar cheese
  • 6 pieces of bacon
  • 3 Buns
  • Mayo
  • BBQ sauce
  • 1 cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapeños
  • Fresh jalapeño slices

Instructions

  • Mix together about 1 cup of whipped cream cheese and chopped pickled jalapeños. Form ground beef into 6 balls and set aside.
  • Cook bacon on the griddle over medium high heat. Spread mayo on the buns and toast them until golden brown.
  • Once bacon and the buns are cooked remove them from the griddle and set aside.
  • Add burgers to the griddle and use a burger press or spatula to smash them down. Season burgers with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Once a crust has formed on the bottom of the burgers flip them over.
  • Once burgers are cooked to your liking, top each burger with a slice of cheese. Add jalapeño cream cheese mixture to the top bun. Build burgers with two patties, the bacon, BBQ sauce, and some fresh sliced jalapeño.
  • Enjoy! Let me know if you try it out!

Notes

This recipe makes 3 doubles, but you can make more burgers by using more ground beef!
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