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Jalapeno Burgers with Gorgonzola

On a whim, we mixed homemade jalapeno jam into ground beef patties, then topped the burgers with caramelized onions and tangy Gorgonzola cheese. Fabulous! —Becky Mollenkamp, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • Dash salt
  • Dash sugar
  • 1/3 cup jalapeno pepper jelly
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
  • Thinly sliced jalapeno pepper, optional


  • In a small skillet, heat oil and butter over medium heat. Add onion, salt and sugar; cook and stir until onion is softened, 3-4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until deep golden brown, stirring occasionally, 4-6 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, mix jelly, salt and pepper. Add beef; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 1/2-in. thick patties.
  • Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat until a thermometer reads 160°, 4-5 minutes on each side. Serve on buns with caramelized onion, cheese and, if desired, sliced jalapeno.
Nutrition Facts
1 burger: 460 calories, 20g fat (7g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 669mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 2g fiber), 25g protein.

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