Jalapeno popper burgers

Jalapeño popper burgers

Jalapeño popper topped burgers are two favourites mashed together. Bacon-wrapped jalapeño poppers are the ultimate burger topping.
Course Burger
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Author Alida Ryder


for the burger patties

  • 500 g beef mince
  • 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme finely chopped
  • 1/2 onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste

for the jalapeño poppers

  • 6 jalapeños halved and seeds removed
  • 150 g mature cheddar cut into rectangles to fit inside the jalapeños
  • 12 strips streaky bacon

for the bacon

  • 4 sesame seed buns halved and toasted
  • mayonnaise
  • lettuce
  • sliced tomatoes
  • sliced onion
  • extra cheese optional


  • To make the poppers, pre-heat the oven to 200° and line a baking tray with baking paper/foil.
  • Place the cheese inside the jalapeño halves then wrap each with a strip of bacon.
  • Put the poppers on the backing sheet and place in the oven. Allow to bake for 15 minutes until the bacon is crisp, the cheese has melted and the jalapeños are cooked. Remove and set aside.
  • To make the patties, combine all the ingredients and mix well.
  • Form into 4 burger patties then cook on a grill/hot frying pan until cooked to your liking.
  • Serve the burger patties on the toasted rolls with all the add-ons and top with the jalapeño poppers.
  • Serve immediately.