Sunday, May 08, 2016

Hella-peno Burger Copycat #SundaySupper

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This copycat burger packs a punch because not only is it topped with sliced jalapenos - it has jalapeno poppers and salsa con queso on it too!
Hella-peno Burger | This copycat burger packs a punch because not only is it topped with sliced jalapenos - it has jalapeno poppers and salsa con queso on it too! #SundaySupper #copycat #burgers #recipe

This week's Sunday Supper Movement event is SPICE IS NICE AND SOME LIKE IT HOT hosted by Sarah of The Chef Next Door. I have this obsession with making copycat recipes. They are so much fun to come up with and it definitely opens some doors for foods that are only found in certain regions that I cannot obviously get to in time for dinner any given night. This recipe is a copycat for a Jack in the Box burger.

I think I had seen a picture in a round up of the best spicy restaurant foods or something like that. Maybe a cheesy food round up. I'm not sure. I wrote down what all went into the burger and it was as easy as that! Instead of doing a cheese sauce with taco sauce, I chose to sub in salsa con queso. It was absolutely the right decision! This was a fabulous burger with lots of heat. Definitely fits the name "Hella-peno".

Hella-peno Burger | This copycat burger packs a punch because not only is it topped with sliced jalapenos - it has jalapeno poppers and salsa con queso on it too! #SundaySupper #copycat #burgers #recipe

Jalapeno poppers (the frozen kind) are very dear to me. Don't laugh, y'all, dead serious here. They were something Nick and I ate a ton for many many years. It was definitely our go-to snack for our at-home date nights after the kids were in bed. They are so nostalgic and I loved the idea of putting them onto a burger. I hope y'all give this recipe a try and don't hate me too much for your demolished taste buds - haha!

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What you need:
  • 1 to 2 lb. ground beef (I prefer 80/20 for burgers)
  • 1 box jalapeno poppers (from the freezer aisle)
  • Sliced jalapenos, fresh or from a jar
  • Salsa con queso 
  • Salt and pepper
  • Good quality hamburger buns
Directions:
  1. Form ground beef into patties and season with salt and pepper. Cook in a cast iron skillet or on the grill.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the jalapeno poppers according to directions on box. I think we may have fried ours because it's a little faster.
  3. Spread salsa con queso on bottom of the bun (top if you want extra queso!). Top with burger. Layer jalapeno slices and poppers on top of the burger and then finish with the top bun. Serve immediately!
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