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Jalapeno Popper Burgers

Jalapeno Popper Burger is healthier than you think, but it's filled with indulgent flavor!
Servings 4
Author Ari Ziskin


For the burgers

  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef I use 94-96%
  • salt and pepper

For the Jalapeno Cream Cheese:

  • 1/4 cup reduced fat cream cheese
  • 2 tbsp plain Greek yogurt nonfat or low-fat
  • 1/2 jalapeno ribs and seeds removed (+ extra for topping)
  • 1 clove garlic

For assembling:

  • hamburger buns
  • 4 slices cooked center cut bacon
  • freshly shredded sharp cheddar cheese


  • In a large bowl, season the ground beef with a generous pinch each of salt and pepper. Mix into the meat. Divide into 4 equal patties. Use your thumb to press slightly into the center of each patty to help with even cooking.
  • To make the jalapeno cream cheese, place cream cheese, Greek yogurt, 1/2 jalapeno and garlic in food processor. Pulse until well combined.
  • Grill burgers to desired doneness, then place on hamburger buns, top with jalapeno cream cheese, cheddar cheese and bacon.