Cheddar Jalapeño Pub Burgers

It has been FREEZING here in Southern California! Seriously, right now it’s 60 degrees Fahrenheit outside and I’m wrapped up in my robe, prepared to curl up under a blanket with a hot cup of Sleepytime tea and a foreign film. Holy crap. It’s happened. I’m officially a Californian…
I mean, really though, look at the cloudy sky! Can you feel the chill coming at you through your computer screen?
Okey, the truth is, I am chilled, but I think it’s a sympathetic chill because it just started snowing blizzarding (now officially a word) out in Fort Collins where my brother and sister-in-law live. Yeah, definitely a sympathetic chill. I’m still a Coloradoan at heart.

I got this hilarious holiday card in the mail today!
BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Great times?? Getting up at 3am to work retail was definitely one of the highlights of my life, and standing around staring at an empty store for hours on end was enjoyable as well, I suppose. Hmmm, should I reapply??

In other exciting news, I braved the cold weather, opened the grill and made:

Cheddar Jalapeño Pub Burgers

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Serves 4-6
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 12 minutes
Total time
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27 minutes
Meal type Main Dish
Cheesy, spicy pub-style burgers, fresh off the grill.


  • 2lb ground beef
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese (diced)
  • 1/2 cup pepperjack cheese (diced)
  • 2 jalapeños (seeded and diced)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


Step 1
Mash all ingredients together and make patties.
Step 2
Grill over medium heat for about 12 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Step 3
Be careful not to catch your sleeve on fire when the fat from the burger and cheese turn into flame accelerant.
Step 4
Seriously, be careful: I speak from experience. Luckily, they were delicious and worth the pain.
Step 5
Serve with a wide array of toppings – my favorites are always guacamole and more cheese. You just can’t lose.

I’ve been locked inside the library attempting (and failing) to write a research paper. My days consist of the Passenger channel on Pandora, mixed with a little Radical Face and me staring at an empty Word document while contemplating whether or not a packet of peanut M&Ms would be a good idea.

A hint from the wise: Peanut M&Ms are always a good idea.


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5 Responses to Cheddar Jalapeño Pub Burgers

  1. Heather

    You know, you can invite me over at any point. 🙂

  2. Ben

    A friend and I make burgers very similar to that, but we also add a few spoonfuls of medium black bean and corn salsa to the burger mixture and dress it with guac, roma tomatoes and romaine lettuce on a bakery bun.

  3. Agreed…yesterday was freezing! I am officially no longer a Canadian. If I moved back I think I would die of the cold.
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  4. I want those burgers! One of the things I miss most is burgers. But these I could eat without a bun and be more than happy. YUM.

    And yes peanut M&M’s=good!

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