Jalapeño Cheddar Burgers with Cilantro Lime Mayo

by Kaitlynn Fenley

If you like cheddar cheese, fermented peppers, or jalapeño poppers, then you will love these jalapeño cheddar burgers! These homemade Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers are made with grass-fed lean ground beef, sharp cheddar cheese, fermented jalapeños, and my unique seasoning blend. The cheddar and fermented jalapeños are added into the grass-fed beef burger patties, for a flavorful, juicy, slightly spicy burger you’ll want to make for every summer barbecue.

My Favorite Jalapeño Cheddar Burgers

I absolutely love these jalapeno burgers; they’re my favorite burger. I like to eat these burgers on a homemade sourdough bun, topped with cilantro lime mayo, arugula, and fermented pickles.

Jalapeño Cheddar Burgers Recipe

These cheeseburgers might sound fancy, but they are pretty easy to make! Here is a list of everything you need to make the best jalapeno cheddar burger patties:

Here is what you will need for the delicious cilantro lime mayo:

Jalapeno Popper Burger

These burgers remind me of one of my favorite fast foods as a child, jalapeno poppers, aka cheddar peppers.

My family didn’t eat fast food very often when I was younger, maybe a few times a year. When we did, I always wanted Sonic, and my favorite thing to get was an order of fried jalapeno poppers. I was so pleased when the flavor of in these burgers reminded me of jalapeno poppers!

The Best Jalapeño Cheddar Burgers

You can make substitutions and adjustments to this recipe to make the burger that best suits you. I used a moderate amount of chopped fermented jalapenos for a medium-level spice.

If you don’t want your burgers too spicy, you can reduce the number of jalapenos. If you like super cheesy burgers, add more cheddar cheese! You can also customize the toppings on your burger, but I highly recommend trying out the cilantro lime mayo; it pairs perfectly with the spiciness of the burgers.

I cooked these burgers inside on a cast iron skillet, but they’re also great grilled on a barbecue.

jalapeño cheddar burgers on plates with french fries. One burger is cut in half with a bite taken out of one half.
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If you like cheddar cheese, fermented peppers, or jalapeno poppers, then you are going to love these jalapeño cheddar burgers! These homemade Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers are made with grass-fed lean ground beef, sharp cheddar cheese, fermented jalapenos, and my special seasoning blend. The cheddar and fermented jalapenos are added into the grass-fed beef burger patties, for a flavorful, juicy, slightly spicy burger you’ll want to make for every summer barbecue.

  • Author: Kaitlynn Fenley
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 burgers
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grilled
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

For the Burger Patties

  • 2 lbs grass-fed ground beef
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 1/8 cup fermented jalapenos, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fermented jalapeno brine
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika

For the Cilantro Lime Mayo

  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

For the Burgers

Instructions

For the Burger Patties

  1. Combine all the burger patty ingredients in a large bowl and mix with clean hands until combined.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Divide the ground meat mixture into six even parts. Roll the meat portions into a big ball, place it on the parchment paper, then press it into a patty shape. They should be about 3/4 to 1 inch thick.
  4. Heat a skillet over medium until searing hot. Place one patty on the skillet and cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side. (5 minutes is medium, 7 minutes is well done)
  5. Repeat until all the burgers are cooked.

For the Cilantro Lime Mayo

  1. Combine all of the mayo ingredients in a small bowl and mix until evenly combined.

For the Complete Burger

  1. Slice a bun and place it on a plate. On the bottom bun add some cilantro lime mayo and fresh arugula.
  2. Place the freshly cooked burger patty on top the arugula. Add pickles and any other toppings you enjoy.
  3. Add more cilantro lime mayo to the top bun and place it on top the burger patty.
  4. Serve with french fries or potato chips and enjoy!

Notes

  • if you do not have or cannot find fermented jalapenos, pickled jalapenos are a great substitute.

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Kaitlynn Fenley Author, Educator, Food Microbiologist
Kaitlynn is a food microbiologist and fermentation expert teaching people how to ferment foods and drinks at home.

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