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Jalapeno Cheeseburgers with Bacon Aioli

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August 8, 2022 | Author: Ashley McCrary

These juicy jalapeno cheeseburgers are stacked with crispy onions, fresh jalapeno slices, pepper jack cheese & smothered in homemade bacon aioli- the BEST!

a closeup photo of a cheeseburger with jalapenos and bacon aioli

What Makes This Recipe Great

I don’t know about you, but there is nothing better than a juicy, homemade burger stuffed with delicious cheese, toppings, and smothered in bacon aioli! Even better, a bit of heat from fresh jalapenos to make the perfect Jalapeno Cheeseburger with Bacon Aioli come to life.

Packed with flavor in every bite, these cheeseburgers with bacon aioli are made even more fabulous with a side of Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries and a Spicy Margarita.

Ingredient Notes

a zoomed in photo of jalapeno cheeseburgers with crispy onions, bacon aioli, and jalapenos.

Cheeseburger

Ground Beef: Feel free to use your favorite ground beef. 80/20, 85/15, or 93/7- whichever is your preference!

Worchestire Sauce: If you don’t have this on hand, it’s super easy to find in the grocery store. You’ll find it near the ketchup and other condiments.

Seasoning: Garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper

Cheese: I like my burgers with Pepper Jack cheese because it adds great flavor, but if you want something more mild feel free to use cheddar cheese.

Toppings: Lettuce, jalapeño slices, and crispy onions. Feel free to add tomato or other toppings if you prefer.

Jalapeno Bacon Aioli

Mayo: You can use your favorite mayonnaise, or try my 60-second homemade mayo (which is easy & delicious!).

Bacon: Cook and chop the bacon before adding it to the aioli.

Garlic Cloves: Use fresh garlic for the best flavor, peel it and crush it.

Jalapeno Pepper: Remove the seeds and use half of the jalapeno. If you want it extra spicy, add the other half as well.

Lime Juice: Fresh lime juice is best, but if you have a different version that will work just fine.

Salt & Pepper: Use salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe Step by Step

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Cheeseburger Stovetop/Grill

  1. Heat a large cast iron skillet or grill to medium/high heat. Mix the meat in a large bowl with the seasoning and the Worchestire sauce. Form 6- 8 patties depending on how big you want them.  
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of avocado oil and cook the burger for 4 to 5 minutes per side. Top each burger with a slice of Pepper Jack cheese at the last minute of cooking. 
  3. Serve the patty on a butter bun with lettuce, a tablespoon of the aioli, onion straws, and fresh sliced jalapeños. 

Jalapeno Bacon Aioli

  1. Combine bacon aioli ingredients in a mason jar and blend together with an immersion blender until creamy and smooth. 
a silver spoon being held over the top of a small glass mason jar filled with bacon aioli

Mac’s Pro Tips

How to Serve: Serve these cheeseburgers with bacon aioli with your favorite sides. I recommend my crispy air fryer sweet potato fries, no egg potato salad, or my bacon ranch potato salad.

Leftovers: Store leftover cheeseburger patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Store the toppings and buns in separate containers. Reheat and build your burger fresh! If you have leftover jalapeno bacon aioli, store it in its own airtight container in the refrigerator and use it within a week. Try it on sandwiches, as a dip for fries, and more!

Kid Friendly: If you want to make this more kid-friendly, skip the jalapenos as a topping on their burgers. This way they can enjoy the cheeseburgers without as much spice!

two hands holding a jalapeno cheeseburger

Recipe FAQs

Jalapeno Cheeseburgers with Bacon Aioli: FAQs

Can I make these jalapeno bacon burgers keto-friendly?

You sure can! Skip the bun and fried onions and substitute a lettuce wrap and some raw or grilled onions. The jalapeno bacon aioli is keto-friendly, as are the other ingredients. Enjoy!

What are the best-fried onions to use?

If you want to make your own crispy onion straws, I have instructions in this recipe. However, you can always buy them at the store. They’re typically called French Fried Onions or Crispy Fried Onions and they come in a can at most local grocery stores!

What else can I use the bacon aioli for?

This jalapeno bacon aioli has so much flavor and would be great with several things: as a spread for sandwiches, a dipping sauce for fries or veggies, as the base for a potato salad, etc etc.

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a photo of a cheeseburger topped with jalapeno, sauce, and crispy onions

Jalapeno Cheeseburgers with Bacon Aioli

These juicy jalapeno cheeseburgers are stacked with crispy onions, fresh jalapeno slices, pepper jack cheese & smothered in homemade bacon aioli- the BEST!

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Ingredients

Scale

Cheeseburger:

  • 1.52 lbs ground beef
  •  1.5 tablespoons Worchestire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 6 slices Pepper Jack cheese
  • 6 pieces lettuce
  • Jalapeño slices and crispy onions for topping 

Aioli:

  • 1 cup compliant mayo
  • 3 pieces cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 1/2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper with seeds removed ( add the other half if you like it really spicy)
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • salt & pepper to taste

Instructions

Cheeseburger Stovetop/Grill:

  1. Heat a large cast iron skillet or grill to medium/high heat. Mix the meat in a large bowl with the seasoning and the Worchestire sauce. Form 6- 8 patties depending on how big you want them.  
  2. Add 2 tablespoons of avocado oil and cook the burger for 4 to 5 minutes per side. Top each burger with a slice Pepper Jack cheese at the last minute of cooking. 
  3. Serve the patty on a butter bun with lettuce, a tablespoon of the aioli, onions straws, and fresh sliced jalapeños. 

Aioli:

  1. Combine everything in a mason jar and blend  together with an immersion blender until combined. 

 

 

Notes

How to Serve: Serve these jalapeno bacon cheeseburgers with your favorite sides. I recommend my crispy air fryer sweet potato fries, no egg potato salad, or my bacon ranch potato salad

Leftovers: Store leftover cheeseburger patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Store the toppings and buns in separate containers. Reheat and build your burger fresh! If you have leftover jalapeno bacon aioli, store it in its own airtight container in the refrigerator and use it within 7 days. Try it on sandwiches, as a dip for fries, and more!

Kid Friendly: If you want to make this more kid-friendly, skip the jalapenos as a topping on their burgers. This way they can enjoy the cheeseburgers without as much spice!

  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Main Dish/Sauce
  • Method: Stovetop/Grill
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: jalapeno bacon burgers, bacon aioli


 

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Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!

About Me

Welcome to Healthy Little Peach. I’m Mac, the lady behind the recipes. I believe in living a healthy lifestyle that consists of a mix of healthy whole foods, and full-fat comfort meals. Life is too short not to enjoy good food while maintaining a healthy body and mind. Here you will find gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, keto, and even full-fat comfort recipes. Let’s have fun in the kitchen together!