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Jalapeño Cheeseburgers With Tomato Salad

Stuffing a burger with cheese takes it to another level of excellence. This stuffing is inspired by the fried jalapeños found on so many pub menus.

By Soo Kim and The Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Magazine: June 2011

Recipe3 out of 5 based on 4 ratings.
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  • Portion size 4


  • 1 1eggeggs
  • 1 1small onion, grated and drained
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupdried bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/4 tsp 1/4tsppepper
  • 1 lb 1lblean ground beef
  • 3/4 3/4sweet onionsweet onions, cut in 4 thick rounds
  • 2 tsp 2tspolive oil
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 1 pinch 1pinchpepper
  • 4 4hamburger bunhamburger buns

Cheese Filling:

  • 1 cup 1cupshredded old Cheddar cheese, (about 3 oz/85 g)
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupcream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup 1/4cupchopped drained pickled jalapeño pepperpickled jalapeño peppers
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchopped fresh parsley

Tomato Salad:

  • 1/4 1/4sweet onionsweet onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspchopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp 2tbspextra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp 1tbsplemon juice
  • 2 tsp 2tspchopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 1/2small clove garliccloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch 1pinchsalt
  • 1 pinch 1pinchpepper
  • 1 lb 1lbtomatotomatoes, cut in wedges
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Cheese Filling: In bowl, stir together Cheddar cheese, cream cheese, jalapeño peppers and parsley. Divide into quarters; flatten each to 2-1/2-inch (6 cm) circle. Freeze on tray for 15 minutes.

In bowl, whisk together egg, grated onion, bread crumbs, salt and pepper; mix in beef. Shape into 8 balls. Flatten each into 5-inch (12 cm) wide patty. Top 4 of the patties with cheese circle; top with remaining patties, gently pressing and pinching edges to seal. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Tomato Salad: Meanwhile, soak sweet onion in cold water for 10 minutes; drain well. In bowl, whisk together parsley, oil, lemon juice, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper. Add tomatoes and onion; toss to coat. Set aside.

Place patties on greased grill over medium heat; close lid and grill, turning once, until digital rapid-read thermometer inserted sideways into meat mixture registers 160°F (71°C), about 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, brush sweet onion rounds with oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill over medium heat, turning once, until softened and caramelized, 8 to 10 minutes. Sandwich burgers and onion in buns. Serve with Tomato Salad.

Nutritional Information Per serving: about

cal 697 pro 39g total fat 41g sat. fat 17g
carb 44g fibre 4g chol 156mg sodium 962mg
potassium 827mg

% RDI:

calcium 32 iron 40 vit A 30 vit C 63
folate 57
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