Friday, 16 September 2011

Guest Post by Maggie Thistleton: Comfort Food – Jalapeno Cheeseburgers

I love when readers share their favourite comfort foods. This guest post for spicy jalapeño burgers has been submitted by Maggie Thistleton.  Enjoy!

When I’m looking for delicious, filling comfort food, my ultimate crave is the simple burger and fries dish. One thing I love about making my own hamburgers is that you can really do whatever you want with them. They don’t even have to be made out of beef—there are plenty of tasty recipes for ground turkey or ground chicken burgers. But when the crave hits, I want the traditional all-beef hamburger.
I’ve always had a love for all things spicy, so when I started to experiment with hamburgers, the first thing I did was finely chop up some jalapenos and cook them right into the patties. The result was so delicious that it became my go-to hamburger recipe.

Jalapeno Cheeseburgers


·         1 lb. lean ground beef
·         ½ white onion, chopped
·         3-5 cloves garlic, chopped
·         1/3 jalapeno slices, chopped
·         1 egg
·         1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
·         Spices (optional, to taste)
o        Black pepper
o        Garlic powder
o        Onion salt/kosher salt
o        Parsley flakes

To Serve:
·         Buns
·         Pepperjack cheese
·         Additional toppings (mustard, ketchup, lettuce, tomato, onions, etc)

In a large bowl, combine all burger ingredients and mix well.

Form patties into desired size. Don’t make them too small or they’ll break apart, but don’t make them too big or they will not cook evenly through. Once formed, they’re ready to cook. These can be cooked outside on the grill, but I cooked them inside on a Foreman Grill.

After cooking, remove from heat and let cool. Serve and enjoy!

I paired my jalapeno cheeseburgers with waffle fries, lightly tossed in Lawry’s seasoning and cayenne pepper. I told you, I love all things spicy!

Author Bio:
When she’s not busy obsessing over comfort food, Maggie spends her days working at Reading Glasses Shopper, where she helps customers find the best eye wear. Off the clock, she enjoys experimenting with new recipes, shopping for fall accessories, and traveling.

Thanks to Maggie for this post. I'm always looking for readers to share  recipes, memories or pretty much anything about their favourite comfort foods. If you would like to get involved, please email me.

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