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Texas Beef Council's Jalapeno Cheeseburgers

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It's what's on the inside that counts!  Gourmet burger joints are popping up all over Texas and burgers are this grilling season's hottest celebrity. Chef Tiffany will showcase a flavorful stuffed burger recipe with all the secrets to getting a juicy, restaurant-quality burger every time!  She will provide tips to master the art of burgers including preparation, cook time and temperature.    

Easy, affordable and with an endless amount of options, burgers offer the perfect compliment to a day of summer fun!  The Grilled Jalapeno Cheeseburger showcases a simple idea to change up your burger habits. Your favorite flavors like jalapenos, blue cheese, sautéed onions or mushroom can be stuffed inside for the perfect burger.  Whether it is burgers, steaks or kabobs, beef grilled to perfection turns an ordinary day into a special occasion!

Ingredients

1 lb. 95% lean ground beef

2 tsp. fresh jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped

1-1/2 tsp. chili powder

1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese

4 thin tomato slices

4 hamburger buns, split, toasted

Instructions

In medium bowl, combine ground beef and chili powder, mixing lightly but thoroughly.

Place beef in palm of hand and create a bowl shape. Stuff beef with jalapeno and blue cheese. Form beef around the mixture creating a ball. Pat into patties.

Place patties on grid over medium ash-covered coals. Grill uncovered 14-16 minutes or until centers are no longer pink, turning once. Check with a meat thermometer for an internal temperature of 160°F.

Place one slice tomato on bottom half of each bun and top with burger. Close sandwiches and serve.

Burger Tips:

  • Burgers are an affordable and versatile option!
  • When forming burgers, do not over-mix and try to keep the patty evenly shaped. 
  • When grilling, turn the burgers only once and use a long-handled spatula to keep from piercing the meat. 
  • Grilling at medium to medium-low temperatures ensures even cooking. If the temperature is too high, beef can char and become overcooked on the outside before the interior reaches the desired doneness. Charring beef is not recommended.
  • For best results, use an instant-read thermometer to determine doneness. For burgers, insert the thermometer horizontally into the side (not the top) to check the internal temperature.
  • Safe and Savory at 160!!  Doneness is the key with ground beef so MAKE SURE you cook your burgers to at least 160 degrees!!
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