Southwest Pepper Jack Burgers are packed with flavor and topped with fresh condiments.
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Pepper Jack Burgers

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Garnish and Glaze


For the Patties:

  • 1 pound ground round
  • 4 slices Sargento Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 jalapeno, minced
  • 2 green onions
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin

For Assembling:

  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 4 green lettuce leaves
  • Guacamole, recipe below
  • Salsa
  • Cilantro, chopped

For the guacamole:

  • 2 avocados
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 1/2 jalapeno, minced
  • 3 tablespoons cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons onion, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Garlic salt to taste


  • Make guacamole by mixing all guacamole ingredients together in a bowl. Refrigerate and make burgers.
  • Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  • In a large bowl, mix all burger ingredients until well combined. Form into four equal patties. Cook patties on grill for 5-7 minutes each side or until done. About 1 minute before done, place cheese on each patty and buns on the grill to toast. Remove from grill when cheese is melted and buns are toasted.
  • Assemble burgers on buns with a lettuce leaf, patty, guacamole, salsa, and cilantro. Serve with extra guacamole.