Jalapeño Cheddar Burgers with Cilantro Lime Mayo

Save Recipe

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

No reviews

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.


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


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!


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