Tailgating Burgers

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by TasteTester

Here's a great recipe for a burger to wow the tailgating crowd, or for any gathering of friends/family. The topping has tangy zing to it, and the hamburger mixture is made with some ingredients you don't usually see in the mix. Aged cheddar or a smoked provolone cheese will add the final touch to this new twist on the standard hamburger. Goes great with baked beans, corn, or any of your usual tailgating side dishes.

Top Review by breezermom

Great tasting burger. I used pepper jack cheese to try and carry on the jalapeno theme... I was out of provolone. I think both would work well with the burger and sauce. Great recipe for Sunday Pro Football. Thanks for posting. Made for TYM tag.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Burger

  • 2 lbs lean ground beef
  • 12 cup crushed potato chips, crumbs
  • 12 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 ounce hidden valley original ranch dressing mix
  • 1 12 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Topping

  • 13 cup finely diced red bell pepper
  • 14 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon jalapeno jelly
  • 1 12 teaspoons finely minced jalapeno peppers
  • good quality hamburger bun


  1. Heat oil in medium saucepan until hot. Add the diced onions and cook over medium heat until translucent, about 3-5 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Meanwhile, combine ground beef, seasoning mix, parsley, and potato chip crumbs in large bowl. Add cooked onions and mix well. Form into 6 patties.
  3. For topping, mix together jalapeno jelly, sour cream, diced red pepper, and minced jalapeno. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to use.
  4. Grill patties 4-6 minutes per side or until meat is no longer pink in the center, adding slices of cheese the last 2 minutes of grilling. Top with about 2 tablespoons of topping. Put into buns and serve.

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