Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burger

Big, juicy burgers stuffed with a melty jalapeño popper middle? Yessssss!
jalapeno popper stuffed burger from @HealthyDelish

For this month’s Secret Recipe Club,I was paired with Erin from The Spiffy Cookie. The Spiffy Cookie is mainly a baking blog but because I’ve been sharing so many sweets lately (and have another one that I’ll be sharing later this week) I was determined to find a savory recipe that was easy enough to make for dinner after a long day at work.

Well, I definitely found a winner! These jalapeño popper stuffed burgers are fast, easy, and delicious (And you know how much i love putting jalapeño popper flavor where it doesn’t belong… jalapeño popper mac and cheese anyone?). I’ll spare you the close up photo of the inside, but these burgers are filled with an ooey-gooey mixture of cream cheese, cheddar, and jalapeño peppers.

Served on whole wheat buns with lettuce, red onion and a side of baked sweet potato fries, these burgers were a big hit! (PS – I think they’d be great made with turkey, too. I’m not normally a turkey burger kind of girl, but I have a feeling that these flavors would work really well.)

jalapeno popper stuffed burger from @HealthyDelish

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Burger
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Serves: 4
  • 1 large jalapeño pepper, chopped
  • 1 ounce reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 ounce shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch cumin
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 rolls
  • Optional toppings: red onion, lettuce, additional cheddar
  1. In a small bowl, combine the jalapeño, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic, and cumin. Mix well.
  2. Divide the beef into eight pieces; shape into patties about the same diameter as your rolls, pressing the centers very thin but leaving a ¼-inch ridge around the edges. Divide the filling evenly between four patties, spreading it evenly to fill the center of the burger. Top with the remaining 4 patties, flipping them over so the thin center forms a pocket over the filling. Press the edges to seal.
  3. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat until very hot. Reduce heat to medium-low. Place the burgers in the pan and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. If desired, top with additional cheddar cheese.
  4. Serve on rolls with lettuce and thinly sliced red onion.
Adapted from The Spiffy Cookie

Be sure to check out all the other recipes tested by the Secret Recipe Club this month!


  1. Wow, an outside-in green chile cheeseburger- count me in on this SW taste treat.

  2. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says:

    So glad you chose those burgers! They were a huge hit when I made them.

  3. Susan Pridmore says:

    Oh man, these look so good! My husband would LOVE them. Pinning to make for him :-)

  4. Lynn Huntley says:

    Great pick!! My hubby would love these and so would I! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  5. Renee Goerger says:

    This burger must have an incredible amount of flavor! After seeing your photos and reading your post, I’m now really, really hungry!
    Renee – Kudos Kitchen

  6. Colleen (Souffle Bombay) says:

    I want to take a HUGE bite out of that burger!! Yumm-o!

  7. Sounds like a delicious burger! Definitely worth a try!! Great pick this month :)

  8. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen says:

    Oh wow, these look delectable! Grilling season is starting here and I’m adding this to my recipes to try. I can just imagine the middle…

  9. WOW!!!! I also picked a stuffed burger, but now I am looking forward to trying your version… hot, hot, hot….

    Hope you had fun with your Reveal Day!

  10. Rebekah Rose Hills says:

    What a great idea!! Great SRC choice this month!


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