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A delicious spicy bacon jalapeño burger that's ready to serve.

Bacon Jalapeño Burger Recipe

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Take a bite out of this juicy bacon jalapeño burger recipe—you control the spice-factor—then top with crispy bacon, melted cheddar and a savory cream sauce!
Course dinner
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 6 burgers
Calories 637
Author Cheryl Najafi


bacon jalapeño burgers

  • 12 oz thick-cut bacon
  • 6 jalapeños
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 cup red onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped, or Italian parsley, or 1 Tbsp dried
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes optional
  • 6 slices cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 red onion sliced, circles intact
  • 1 pkg hamburger buns

sour cream sauce

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  • Cook bacon to desired crispiness then drain on a paper towel lined plate and set aside.
  • Place a rack on the top section of the oven then preheat on broil setting. Then, wearing disposable gloves, chop off stem end of each pepper then slice in half. With a spoon, remove the seeds and white membrane of the peppers. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil then spray with non-stick vegetable spray.
  • Place peppers on the baking sheet with the cut side down. Spray jalapeno skins lightly with non-stick spray then place baking sheet under the broiler. Roast peppers for about 2–3 minutes until the skins start to blister. Turn peppers over to broil on opposite side. Remove from oven then wrap jalapeños tightly using the aluminum foil from baking sheet. Allow peppers to steam inside the foil for 10–15 minutes while you prepare the other ingredients.
  • In a large bowl, mix ground beef, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cilantro, salt and chili flakes. Divide the seasoned ground beef into 6 equal portions then form into 6 patties. Fry the patties in a large skillet over medium-high heat until they reach the desired temperature. Once the patties are cooked to your liking, place the patties on a bun.
  • Remove peppers from the foil—you can also remove the skins at this point if desired. Layer the cheddar cheese, red onion, roasted chilies and bacon on top of each patty, 1 at a time, then close the bun and immediately wrap burger in aluminum foil. Repeat with the remaining burgers. Place the stack of wrapped burgers on a serving tray and set aside.
  • Mix sour cream, garlic powder, chili powder and salt in a small bowl and add about 1 Tbsp to each burger or serve it on the side. By the time your hungry eaters open up the foil wraps, the buns should be nice and soft. Enjoy!


If your buns aren’t soft enough for your liking, simply wrap your burger in a paper towel and heat for 30 seconds in the microwave.


Calories: 637kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 138mg | Sodium: 1263mg | Potassium: 577mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g