Wearing protective rubber or plastic gloves, slice jalapenos in half lengthwise and remove the meat and seeds.*
In a medium mixing bowl, beat the cheeses, cilantro, and salt until creamy. Spread into halved peppers. If desired, dip or roll the tops of the peppers (the open cheese-stuffed side) in bread crumbs or grated parmesan cheese.
Place peppers cheese-side-up on a baking sheet. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes or until hot and lightly browned on top. Serve and enjoy!
1 1/3 pounds ground beef of choice (we used 85/15)
A sprinkle of salt, pepper, garlic powder
4 rounds of red onion
4 slices colby jack cheese
8 slices crispy cooked bacon
16-20 pickled jalapeno slices
4 pretzel rolls (or other rolls if you choose)
Step1.........For the Chipotle Mayonnaise:
Mix together ingredients until combined.
*Note: You can find cans of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in the Ethnic aisle at your grocery store. I pull out a pepper or 2 & dice them up, and then use the adobo sauce straight from the can! Store the leftovers in a little airtight container in the fridge for future use! GOOD stuff!
Step2.........For the Burgers:
Divide the ground beef into four 1/3 pound burgers. Patty them out and set them on a large plate. Season with a simple sprinkling of salt, pepper, and garlic powder (make sure you season both sides). Set aside until ready to grill (or pan sear if it’s cold where you are).
Heat grill (or pan) to medium to medium-high heat and grill for a 4-7 minutes on each side until desired doneness (I’m a medium girl – hubs is a medium rare guy). During last minute of cooking – add a slice of cheese to each burger and close cover until cheese begins to melt. While the burgers are cooking, add the onion sliced and allow them to char a bit on each side and begin to soften. Remove burger and onions from grill and allow to rest for 2-3 minutes before serving.
Place a burger on each bun and top with 2 slices of bacon and 4-5 jalapeno slices. Slather some of the chipotle mayo on the top bun and place a grilled onion round on top. Add a little lettuce if you so desire and place to halves of the bun together. Slice in half and serve!