Wine Varietal: Merlot
I love HEAT!The hotter the better, and so do most of my family members except my husband. So this burger was created by me for my family.
3 pounds ground beef
1 tablespoons cracked sea salt
1 tablespoon cracked black pepper
1/3 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 tablespoons Lea & Perrins Steak Sauce
Spicy Jalapeno Mayonnaise:
1 Cup of Mayonnaise
2 tablespoons minced fresh jalapeno pepper
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
¼ teaspoon garlic salt
Dash of cracked black pepper
6 fresh hamburger Buns
Spicy Jalapeno Mayonnaise
12 ¼ inch slices of white onion
24 slices of pickled jalapenos
12 ¼ inch slices of tomato (cut the end off and squeeze to get some of the juice and seeds out before slicing)
12 pieces thick sliced hickory smoked bacon
6 large leaves of butter lettuce
6 slices of pepper jack cheese
Vegetable Oil to oil grill
To make the patties, combine all of the ingredients together in a large bowl, mixing together well to make sure all ingredients are evenly distributed. Divide mixture into 6 equal portions and form into patties. Set aside to continue marinating until grilling time.
Prep all veggies as specified, keep cool until assembling the burgers.
Heat the grill to medium/high about 350 degrees. Once the grill is ready with a cloth towel, rub the grill racks with vegetable oil to prevent sticking.
Grill the bacon, add all the slices to the middle of the grill, grill for about 3 minutes on one side, flip and another 3 on the other. Once crispy place between paper towels to dry grease off and keep warm until burger assembly.
To cook the burgers , place the patties on front half of the rack and close grill lid. After cooking for 5 minutes, the top of the patty should look like it has cooked a little. Flip patties, close the lid and continue cooking another 4 (do not push down on the patty because this will release the juices). At the 4th minute add 1 slice of pepper jack cheese to each burger, let melt for one more minute and then remove the patties from the grill and place the sliced buns, cut side down, on the outer edges of the rack to toast lightly.
To assemble the burgers, spread 1/2 tablespoon mayo on both halves of the bun. Then add 1 tablespoon of ketchup on the top half on top of mayonnaise and 1 tablespoon yellow on the bottom of half (do not spread just even squirt). Then add 1 large Butter Lettuce Leaf to the bottom bun, then 2 slices of white onion to the lettuce, then 2 slices of tomato, then the burger, next 2 pieces of bacon, add the top of the bun and then enjoy!
Makes 6 burgers