JALAPENO POPPER BURGER

Wine Varietal: Pinot Grigio

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Ingredients:

½ C. mayo
3 Tbl chili in adobe sauce
1 cup sour cream – divided
8 oz cream cheese- room temperature
¼ cup diced pickled jalapenos drained
2 large onions
¼ c. flour
¼ c. bread crumbs
2 tbl. Butter- melted
12 pieces pre cooked bacon
Cooking spray
1 # ground chuck
1 # ground sirloin
2 Tbl Montreal steak seasoning
1 Tbl cumin
1 Tbl cayenne pepper
1 Tbl Tabasco jalapeno pepper sauce
1 Tbl Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbl balsamic vinegar
½ t. salt
½ t. pepper
Vegetable oil for grilling
6 slices Monterey Jack cheese slices
1 cup pickled jalapeno slices drained
6 fresh Kaiser rolls

Instructions:

Pre heat grill. One section to a med high heat and another section to med heat.

For the sauce:
Mix mayo, chili in adobe and ½ cup of sour cream in a bowl and refrigerate.

For the filling:
Mix cream cheese, ½ cup of sour cream and diced jalapeno’s in a bowl and set aside.

For the onions:
In a grill safe skillet melt butter. Cut the onions in thin strips toss in flour. Mix butter and bread crumbs together. Toss onions in bread crumbs. Place skillet on med-high heat of grill and add onions. Cook for about 15 min. Remove and set onions aside. Add bacon to skillet and cook until crispy about 7 min. set aside.

In a bowl mix ground chuck, sirloin, steak seasoning, cumin, cayenne pepper, pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. Mix with hands gently, but thoroughly. Divide into 6 equal balls. Take each ball and split in half. Form patties to make 12 equal size patties. On one half of patty spread the cream cheese mixture about ¼ inch from the edge. Repeat on 6 of the patties. On top of the cream cheese place the other patty. Seal the edges with your fingers. Makes 6 stuffed patties

Brush the grill vegetable oil, cook patties on med heat 4-5 min each side. Before removing patties place a cheese slice on top until just starting to melt. Lightly toast the Kaiser rolls on the grill.

Place generous amount on bottom of 6 Kaiser Rolls. Top with stuffed burger. Top the burger with a heaping of onion rings. Add 2 strips of bacon. Place a handful of pickled jalapenos on top. Add sauce to the other half of Kaiser roll and place on top. Enjoy!