Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Oh boy, these are good-good-GOOD! If you like stuffed burgers and poppers, you'll love these. :)
- 2 lbs ground beef
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried ancho chile powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon dried onion flakes
- 1 -2 tablespoon minced jalapeno pepper, seeded,to taste (you can add more if you like 'em HOT)
- Mix meat, Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
- Shape the mixture into 12 thin patties, each about 4 inches in diameter.
- Mix the cream cheese, ancho chili powder, cumin, dried onion, and minced jalapeno.
- 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).
- Cover each patty with one of the remaining 6 patties, sealing the edges well.
- 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.
- Low-carb serving: top with a bit of grated cheddar, guacamole, and enjoy!
- High-carb serving: eat with a bun and other condiments.
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.
Five stars across the board and should they be too spicy for anyone, tell them like I tell mine...call 1-800-WHAA. Made for All You Can Cook--Special Event Tag.
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!