Jalapeño Cheeseburgers With Bacon & Grilled Onions

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It may feel like it is somewhere between winter  and spring here in the North East but that doesn’t mean you can’t cook like it is the middle of summer. I like a good hamburger as much as the next guy…but this recipe is not your average hamburger. This burger is more of a specialty burger. Jalapenos, bacon AND grilled onions make this burger dripping with flavor. Let me tell you…this burger will not disappoint. If you are looking for a low fat everyday burger…walk away. But if you believe everything in moderation like I do this is a burger you should reward yourself with one day; maybe today!? Now don’t get discouraged looking at the ingredients and directions, It is easier than it may look. Enjoy and don’t forget to let us know what you think below.


(Spicy Ranch Sauce)
1 cup sour cream (will substitute with Greek yogurt since I already have some)
½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
4 green onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons minced seeded jalapeño chile
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper


2 pounds ground beef
1 small onion, chopped (about 1¼ cups)
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon chopped seeded jalapeño chile
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

(Worcestershire-Coffee Glaze)

⅓ cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 teaspoon instant coffee crystals
2 teaspoons (packed) golden brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter


16 bacon slices
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
8 hamburger buns or 3- to 4-inch square focaccia rolls, split horizontally
8 lettuce leaves
8 slices of cheese; I use white cheddar cheese or Swiss
Grilled onion slices (cut into thick slices and cook on the grill for 5-7 minutes til brown but not falling apart. A little coffee glaze makes them even more yummy!)


(Spicy Ranch Sauce)

1. Whisk all ingredients in medium bowl to blend. Season sauce with salt and pepper.


1. Gently mix all ingredients in large bowl.
2. Form mixture into eight ½- to ¾-inch-thick patties.
3. Place on small baking sheet.
4. Cover and chill at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.

(Worcestershire-Coffee Glaze)

1. Stir first 5 ingredients in small saucepan over medium heat until coffee is dissolved.
2. Remove from heat.
3. Whisk in butter.
4. Season glaze to taste with salt and pepper.


1. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat).
2. Cook bacon in large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp and brown. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.
3. Spray grill rack with nonstick spray. Toast buns until golden, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer buns, cut side up, to plates.
4. Place lettuce on each bun bottom.
5. Grill burgers 5 minutes, basting with glaze. Turn burgers, baste with glaze, and grill until cooked to desired doneness, about 5 minutes longer for medium.
6. Press cheese atop each burger and allow cheese to melt.
7. Place some sauce, then 1 burger on each bun bottom.
8. Top each with 2 slices bacon and desired additional toppings.
9. Cover with bun top.
10. Serve with remaining sauce.

2 Comments Add yours

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