To start YES I am still redoing the kitchen. I hope to finish the second half this week and then break for a few weeks before I replace the counters. Big job, and I have lost some of my cabinet hardware…..funny how that happens when your down to the end.
Today, we have Pimento Cheese and Jalapeno Hamburgers, hot off the grill! Grilling is the best especially when the kitchen is in disarray :). I have seen this on menus for quite some time, and since I am a big fan of both pimento cheese and jalapeno’s it’s only natural that I get around to doing them out back. The prep of the hamburgers is simple and easy, I used my pimento cheese recipe I just omitted the jalapeno’s because I was adding them to the burgers….too many jalapenos would make it difficult to eat! I more or less used the “recipe/method” I talked about in my hamburger post from earlier this year. Nothing fancy just meat, salt, and pepper and then adding in the fresh minced jalapenos. I seeded the jalapeno pepper to reduce the heat from them and minced them so they would distribute evenly throughout the meat.
Looks good, doesn’t it?
Pimento Cheese and Jalapeno Hamburgers For Man Food Mondays
- 2 lbs ground round
- 2 jalapeno peppers 1 minced, 1 sliced
- Pimento Cheese
- Kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
- Kaiser rolls
- Put the ground round in a non reactive bowl.
- Mix in 1 tablespoon of kosher salt and 2 teaspoons fresh cracked pepper.
- Do not over mix
- Slice and seed the jalapeno peppers, mince one and leave the second one in rounds.
- Take about 1/2 lb of the hamburger meat and roll into a ball, add the minced jalapenos to the center of the ball then roll again and flatten into a patty. After all the patties have been made, take the remaining minced jalapeno and press into the top and bottom of your patties. Remember if you add more jalapeno, the hamburger will be spicier so use caution.
- Heat your grill to 450° and place the patties over an area on the grill that has no fire under it. You want to use indirect heat as much as possible.
- Grill for 3 minutes per side. Then, check for doneness.
- Remove from heat and serve on the Kaiser roll with 1 to 2 tablespoons of pimento cheese on top. Garnish with Lettuce and a slice of jalapeno pepper.
These were great! I suggest caution with the use of jalapeno peppers, it’s easy to over do it when you add these in. You can use pickled jalapeno slices if you want. They seem to be a little milder and easier on the palate. You may also use a store bought pimento spread to save time when your making this. I already had some in the refrigerator, so there was no additional effort for me.
Great summer/fall time food here and as the evening get cooler these are great on the back deck.
More in a week, take care and be safe.