Jalapeno Cheeseburger W/Bacon & Grilled Onions

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Total Time
1hr
Prep
35 mins
Cook
25 mins

The green chile makes quite an apperance in the burger and in its creamy ranch sauce. Bon Apetit, 07/05. Haven't included chilling time from 2 hrs to a day. Don't let long list frighten you -- I had to break it up to make it easier to read & then cook.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. SPICY SAUCE RANCH DRESSING:.
  2. Whisk all ingredients in medium bowl to blend. Season sauce with salt and pepper.
  3. BURGERS:.
  4. Gently mix all ingredients in large bowl. Form mixture into eight 1/2- to 3/4-inch-thick patties. Place on small baking sheet. Cover and chill at least 2 hours and up to 1 day.
  5. GLAZE:.
  6. Stir first 5 ingredients in small saucepan over medium heat until coffee is dissolved. Remove from heat. Whisk in butter. Season glaze to taste with salt and pepper.
  7. GRILLING:.
  8. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat).
  9. Working in batches if necessary, cook bacon in large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp and brown.
  10. Transfer bacon to paper towels to drain.
  11. Spray grill rack with nonstick spray.
  12. Toast buns until golden, about 2 minutes per side.
  13. Transfer buns, cut side up, to plates.
  14. Place lettuce on each bun bottom.
  15. Grill burgers 5 minutes, basting with glaze.
  16. Turn burgers, baste with glaze, and grill until cooked to desired doneness, about 5 minutes longer for medium.
  17. Press cheese atop each burger and allow cheese to melt.
  18. Place some sauce, then 1 burger on each bun bottom.
  19. Top each with 2 slices bacon and desired additional toppings.
  20. Cover with bun top.
  21. Serve with remaining sauce.