Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Bacon Jalapeno Cheeseburgers

Food Styling and recipe from June 2005 Bon Appetit (one of my all time favorite cooking magazines).

Spicy Ranch Sauce

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

dash of Penzeys ancho chili powder (optional)

3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2 green onions, finely chopped 1 and 1/2 teaspoons minced seeded jalapeño chile

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Whisk all ingredients together and set aside while you make up burgers and glaze.


1 pounds ground beef

1/2 small onion, chopped 3 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 and 1/2 teaspoons chopped seeded jalapeño chile

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

pinch of cayenne pepper

gentle mix together and form into four patties, chill until ready.

Worcestershire-Coffee Glaze

2 Tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons cup light corn syrup

1 and 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1 and 1/2 teaspoons tomato sauce (or ketchup if you don't have on hand)

1/4 teaspoon Starbucks Vive instant coffee

1/2 teaspoons (packed) dark brown sugar (light may be substituted)

1 and 1 /2 teaspoons butter

Combine in small pan over low heat and stir until coffee dissolved. (can be doubled and works well as a glaze for pork or roast).>

Remove from heat and whisk in butter.

8 bacon slices, cook while your grill heats up. (medium high)

Toast buns on grill until golden (about 1 to 2 minutes). Tranfer to plates. Grill burgers until done basting each side frequently with glaze (about 5 minutes on each side for medium). Place cheese on each patty at the end and allow to melt. On each bun, place lettuce slide, some ranch sauce, burger with cheese, bacon and a little bit more sauce. If you wish have some tomatoes and grilled onions as additional toppings.


  1. Looks awesome but there's no way that's a 1/4 lb. pattie.

  2. I agree, the photo came from Bon Appetite magazine.. Mine didn't last long enough to get the camera out. That's either a REALLY tiny bun, or a really big burger. In either case, well worth making. They were awesome!


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