Jalapeño Blue Cheese Burgers

Sweet fancy Moses!  These burgers were my favorite out of all the burgers in the Zinnecker Burger Marathon.  The burgers were moist, juicy, flavorful, delectable, mouthwatering…crazy good.


I baked a bag of sweet potato fries served with spicy aioli (courtesy of Carrie Hartman) to accompany these burgers and they were the perfect match.

I adapted this recipe from an allrecipes.com burger recipe of the same name.  Here is my adapted recipe and the recipe for the aioli which I also used on the burgers.




Jalapeno Blue Cheese Burgers

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 T chopped jalapeño
  • 1 T onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic
  • 3 oz crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 T soy sauce
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  1. Preheat a grill for high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, jalapeno peppers, blue cheese, onion powder, garlic powder, soy sauce and salt. Mix well using your hands. Pat lightly into 4 large fat patties.
  3. Place patties on the grill, and cook for about 8 minutes per side, or until well done. Place a slice of cheese on top of each patty, and cover the grill until the cheese melts. Serve on buns with your favorite toppings.

Spicy Aioli

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1  tsp minced garlic
  • 2 T Dijon mustard
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  1. Mix all ingredients with a whisk in a medium bowl.
  2. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Serve as a dipping sauce for fries, or as a spread on the burgers.