Jalapeño Popper Burger Recipe

March 3, 2024

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After my recent trip to Fort Worth Texas, I encountered an amazing take on a Jalapeño Popper Burger. At Pearl Snap Kolaches, the approach is to deconstruct the key elements of a bacon wrapped jalapeño popper and layer them as toppings on a burger. But hey, seeing is believing so why don’t I just show you:

Pearl Snap Kolaches' Jalapeno Popper Burger

Pearl Snap Kolache’s Jalapeño Popper Burger

That bun is a looker isn’t it? This burger is really smart about incorporating the flavor elements of the Jalapeño Popper. A cream cheese and shredded cheese blend mixed with chives serve as the cheese on this cheeseburger. Add a couple strips of crisp bacon and grilled jalapeños and you have all the elements of a Jalapeño Popper on a burger.

Sure you could go the stuffed burger route or even make jalapeño poppers in an air fryer and put them on top of your burger but that not only makes for a potentially messier burger experience but adds a lot more work than is needed. “Easier” is the one seasoning every home cook can agree on. Speaking of easier, try this:

Jalapeño Popper Burger Boursin Cheese

Boursin Cheese

This stuff is the hack you need when making a Jalapeño Popper Burger. Skip the step of mincing chives and blending it cream cheese and cut slab of Boursin off for your burger. I like to bring it to room temp so it comes off melty on the burger. This step helps too:

Jalapeño Popper Burger pan over grill

Put the lid on

Using a Hero Grill means you will need to be a little resourceful when it comes to finding a lid. I used my 10″ Cast Iron skillet. Not only does it trap heat to speed up the melting process on a cheeseburger but it traps in some smoke to  really capture that backyard burger taste.

Jalapeño Popper Burger on Hero Grill

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Keep some napkins handy

For an ooey gooey cheeseburger, the burger stays together well enough. But that Boursin Cheese does have a way of getting your mug messy. This is a simple, fun and flavorful recipe to try for you next burger cookout. Recipe and video follow.

Jalapeno Popper Burger


  • 5oz patty
  • Potato bun
  • Salt and pepper/burger rub of choice
  • bacon
  • Boursin – shallot and chive
  • Grilled jalapenos – sliced
  • 1 slice of white onion


  • Form 5 oz burger patty, 4” wide, 3/4 “ thick
  • Brush with canola oil, season with salt & pepper or burger seasoning of choice(my burger rub)
  • prepare grill with a medium hot fire
  • Grill to desired doneness – Im a medium rare guy, also grill onion slice and toast bun
  • Add slice of boursin onto the burger while on grill?
  • Place grilled onion on bottom bun
  • Place burger on top of onion, jalapenos

Ali’s Fajita Burger Rub

  • Ingredients
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp ancho chile
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika

Combine all ingredients and mix well


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♬ original sound – Ali Khan


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