These are the BEST burgers I've ever had. My mother made a version of these and I changed it a little....instead of Jalapeno peppers you can add ANYTHING or just do the cream cheese...trust me...you're family and/or guests will BEG for the recipe!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 burgers
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat a grill for medium heat. When hot, lightly oil the grate. In a medium bowl, stir together the jalapenos and cream cheese.

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  • Divide the ground beef into 16 portions and pat out each one to 1/4 inch thickness. Spoon some of the cream cheese mixture onto the center of 8 of the patties. Top with the remaining patties, pressing the edges together to seal.

  • Grill for about 10 minutes per side, or until well done, taking care not to press down on the burgers as they cook. This will make the cheese ooze out. Serve on buns with your favorite toppings.

Nutrition Facts

526 calories; protein 27.2g 54% DV; carbohydrates 24.4g 8% DV; fat 35.2g 54% DV; cholesterol 130.4mg 44% DV; sodium 472.1mg 19% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2008
I made this the other night and my boyfriend and I absolutely loved it. I used a jar of mild sliced jalapenos and a container of chive and onion cream cheese. We threw the cream cheese meat and jalapenos in a Kitchen Aid mixer and mixed it up until it was all nice and pink. This broke up the jalapenos a bit. We were a little concerned that the meat being mixed so much wouldn't patty well or hold together but we were wrong. Mixing it a lot also gave the burgers a really great light texture that brought out the flavors. We didn't have a grill at the time so we cooked the burgers in a skillet and they came out great. We wished we hadn't scaled down the recipe so we would have lots of left-overs. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2009
Good flavor but the recipe as written is too messy. I've made this twice and for the life of me can't get the burgers to hold together with the cream cheese stuffed in the middle. I recommend using the jalapeno cream cheese as a spread on the bun instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2008
I made this the other night and my boyfriend and I absolutely loved it. I used a jar of mild sliced jalapenos and a container of chive and onion cream cheese. We threw the cream cheese meat and jalapenos in a Kitchen Aid mixer and mixed it up until it was all nice and pink. This broke up the jalapenos a bit. We were a little concerned that the meat being mixed so much wouldn't patty well or hold together but we were wrong. Mixing it a lot also gave the burgers a really great light texture that brought out the flavors. We didn't have a grill at the time so we cooked the burgers in a skillet and they came out great. We wished we hadn't scaled down the recipe so we would have lots of left-overs. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2008
These burgers Are GREAT!!! I would recommend putting the cream cheese in the middle. I tryed both ways, mixing and stuffing the burgers. There IS a taste differance. Mixing it together was like eating a meatloaf burger, putting the stuffing in the middle made for a tastier burger. RECOMMEND BACON!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/20/2008
This tastes amazing! The only thing I found was using mustard ketchup relish etc. with these kind of took away from the cream cheese flavour. I would maybe just use a bit of mayo and veggies (lettuce tomato onion) and try to stay away from any over powering condiments/sauces. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2007
Okay these were AWESOME....with a few changes. I added only about 1 1/2 cups of FINELY diced jalapeno (seeds and membranes removed) along with the 8 oz block of softened cream cheese. Then I just mixed the mixture into the meat and made patties. We then grilled on a well-oiled grill. They turned out great! Next time we plan to top them with bacon...YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2008
This is the only way I'll be making my burgers from now on! If you like jalapeño poppers, you'll LOVE this! I chopped up jalapeños that were in a jar (all that I had) and mixed that into the meat. Then took regular cream cheese and spread a good amount onto the burger. It was FANTASTIC! I can't believe no restaurants have this type of burger. Could definitely serve this in a restaurant and it'd be a hit! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2008
These were great! We followed the advice of one reviewer who suggested mixing the cream cheese and jalepenos into the burger. Next time we won't mix all of the cream cheese as the patties didn't hold together very well but will save some cream cheese to melt on the top. The flavor and texture was incredible thought! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2009
Good flavor but the recipe as written is too messy. I've made this twice and for the life of me can't get the burgers to hold together with the cream cheese stuffed in the middle. I recommend using the jalapeno cream cheese as a spread on the bun instead. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/26/2008
Holy Hamburger Heaven! Need I say more? I too mixed only 1 pkg of herb and garlic cream cheese right into the meat. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/07/2007
we really enjoyed this recipe. i love cream cheese in everything. i made a few (wonderful) changes. the biggest and my favorite was to add canned black beans (about 1/2 can) to the meat mixture. i wanted a little more flavor and moisture and the beans made the meat so moist and extra meaty if that's possible. i also used much less jalapeno and also added fresh tomato to the cream cheese mixture. cooked these under the broiler and they were awesome. my boyfriend went back for seconds. Read More
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