Pepper Jack Burgers


Take a break from the traditional burger and enjoy these juicy and flavorful Southwest Pepper Jack Burgers. This burger is just one of the yummy meals we’ve been able to enjoy because of the grill. Definitely worth it!

Just look at that juicy, perfectly grilled burger patty! Mixed with the meat is jalapeno, cilantro, green onion, egg, Panko bread crumbs, and southwest spices. There is no lack of flavor here!

And then to top it all off is a slice of Sargento® Pepper Jack Natural Cheese Slices that packs in a little more heat. And can I just say, I not only love the taste of this cheese, made with simple ingredients but it’s also so easy to use/seperate because between each slice is parchment paper. Genius!

How can you even eat a burger without cheese ?! I mean just look at how it just hugs the beef like a blanket. Mmmm!

So not only does this burger have a delicious patty, it’s also topped with only the most yummy and fresh toppings– 100% real, natural cheese , homemade guacamole, salsa, and cilantro.

You can’t go wrong with guacamole, am I right?! Whip up these tasty burgers for your next barbecue. They’ll be a hit!


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.

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