Jalapeño Cream Cheese Burgers with Roasted Strawberries
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Serves: 4 burgers
  • ¾ pound strawberries
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 large jalapeño
  • 4 oz. softened cream cheese
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 1¼ tsp. salt, divided
  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 lb. of your favorite 80/20 beef blend
  • 2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 4 hamburger buns
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss strawberries with sugar in a square, glass baking dish. Let sit a few minutes until the sugar has dissolved. Place in the oven and roast for 40-45 minutes or until the strawberries are soft, and syrup is thick.
  2. While the strawberries roast, char jalapeño on a gas flame or you can put the jalapeño in with the strawberries. If you are roasting them over a flame, roast until blackened on all sides, then place in a ziplock bag to steam for 10 minutes. If you are roasting them in the oven, roast until slightly charred and very soft. Remove seeds and stems, chop into small pieces. Make sure to taste the pepper before adding it to the cream cheese so you can gauge how much spice you want. I used all mine, but you may want to use less!
  3. Add chopped peppers to cream cheese along with ¼ tsp. salt and garlic powder. Mix until combined.
  4. Cook bacon.
  5. Add beef, worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp. salt, onion and black pepper together. Use your hands to mix until combined. Form into four patties. Grill until desired doneness, about 3-4 minutes per side for medium-well.
  6. Place patties on bun, spread with ¼ of the cream cheese. Spoon strawberries on top and then top with two pieces of bacon.
Recipe by Cooking for Keeps at https://www.cookingforkeeps.com/jalapeno-cream-cheese-burgers-roasted-strawberries/