Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

Oh boy, these are good-good-GOOD! If you like stuffed burgers and poppers, you'll love these. :)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix meat, Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
  2. Shape the mixture into 12 thin patties, each about 4 inches in diameter.
  3. Mix the cream cheese, ancho chili powder, cumin, dried onion, and minced jalapeno.
  4. Top 6 patties with the cheese mixture, spreading it to within 1/2-inch of the edge (if the mixture is difficult to spread, try heating in the microwave for about 15 seconds).
  5. Cover each patty with one of the remaining 6 patties, sealing the edges well.
  6. Broil or grill the patties (4 inches from the heat), turning only once if possible, until preferred doneness and cheese is melted, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  7. Low-carb serving: top with a bit of grated cheddar, guacamole, and enjoy!
  8. High-carb serving: eat with a bun and other condiments.


Most Helpful

Excellent burgers. I used less meat (3 hamburgers) but the same amount of filling (we like rich and cheezy). Broiling was a little tricky (the smoke alarm went off) and the biggest burger was slightly raw in the middle (I probably need to make thinner patties), but I ate it anyway. I will definitely make these again--what a creative and delicious recipe! Thanks for posting it.

Marla Swoffer August 10, 2003

Five stars across the board and should they be too spicy for anyone, tell them like I tell 1-800-WHAA. Made for All You Can Cook--Special Event Tag.

gailanng July 24, 2011

Awesome burgers! These were so juicy and gooey from the cream cheese in the middle. I added more jalapeno and added sliced green onion to the cream cheese mixture. I did have a problem when the burgers were on the grill with the cream cheese spewing out the burgers. Next time I will refrigerate the cream cheese mixture to firm it up a bit before adding in the middle of the burgers to try to prevent this next time. I served these with mayo, lettuce, onion, and tomato. On mine I added a little franks sweet chili sauce. It gave it an awesome sweet and spicy kick and paired so well with the popper burgers! I love dipping my poppers in that sauce so I think it made the sandwich taste more like a popper to me. Thanks for the recipe!

*pink* July 19, 2011

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