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September 17, 2013

Juicy Jalapeno Burgers

Delicious Juicy Jalapeno Burgers with a bite ~ make it as hot as you like !

This is such a simple recipe, but so juicy and full of flavor and the charred Red Pepper added so much taste to the Jalapeno Burger.

Ever since I burnt my hands chopping chilies I am a little wary of anything to do with them, but my hubby was home, and he doesn't have a problem with the chopping bit, which also resulted in him preparing most of the patties, because I can not work wearing plastic gloves, they're irritating and uncomfortable.

We did not add a lot of jalapeno chilies, only about 3 which was around 30 grams in total.  I like spicy and hot, to a certain point - if I start sweating only because of what I'm eating ... it's a no-no for me !  How can one enjoy a meal that way ?!  I know my daughter's friend would probably add 3 or 4 times as much chilies, plus Tabasco Sauce and whatever else he can find to turn up the heat !

Anyhow, if you like it spicier/hotter - go for it, add as much chilies as you like, really, it will only add to your personal taste buds.


4 - 6 Burgers


2 Large Red Bell Peppers
Olive Oil
Salt & Freshly ground Black Pepper
Lemon Juice, to taste

500g Lean Ground Beef  
1 TB Olive Oil
3 Jalapeno Chilies, chopped finely    {or more!}
1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
1 TB Coriander Seeds, coarsely grounded

4 - 6 Burger Buns
2 Tomatoes, sliced
1 Red Onion, sliced
Lettuce, shredded


  1. ) Brush the Red Bell Peppers with Olive Oil - cook over hot coals until charred {or place under the grill element of your oven} turning regularly - when done, place in a plastic bag to "sweat" - remove the skin and cut into strips - season with Salt & Pepper and add a dash or two of Lemon Juice - put aside until needed.
  2. ) Combine the Ground Beef, Olive Oil, Chilies, Parmesan Cheese and Coriander Seeds in a mixing bowl - form into 4 - 6 patties - chill for 20 minutes to set - grill over medium coals {drizzle lightly with Olive Oil} or fry in a little Olive Oil in a pan over medium heat until done.
  3. ) Build your burger - bottom piece of burger Bun spread with Mayonnaise, followed by some Lettuce, Tomato slices, Red Onion, Burger Pattie, a few strips of Red Pepper and finally top with the other half of the Burger Bun.
Serve immediately with French fries or salads on the side.


  1. Win! We are burger lovers fom way back and jules LOVES chillis

  2. I am like you, I like some heat, but I don't want my meal to make me break out into a sweat. These burgers look wondeful!

  3. I love hot and spicy - however, my family is not as tolerant as I am - so your amount of chilies would probably be great for them :) Your burger sounds great - pinned it!

  4. These look AWESOME! I love jalapeƱos and am slightly afraid that all of my food is going to start tasting the same because I put them in everything ;) Looking forward to trying these!

    Stopping by from Trivia Tuesday & Link Party, Dawn from I Think We Could Be :)

  5. I LOVE jalapeno burgers. So delicious. And a great tip to add the roasted red peppers on as well!

  6. That looks delicious. I love spicy stuff. Yum!

  7. Your Jalapeno Burger looks fantastic! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Miz Helen


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