Jalapeño Cheddar Burgers (Turkey or Beef)

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Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers! These are amazing with turkey or beef and can easily be broiled in the oven or grilled!

How to Make Jalapeño Cheddar Burgers (Turkey or Beef)

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I LOVE Burgers!  Beef, turkey, pork…  I love them all!   Cheese, mushrooms, onions, jalapeño….  there is almost nothing I don’t love on burgers!

These might be my absolute favorite turkey burgers of all time!!  The delicious jalapeño cheddar filling in these burgers keeps lean meat juicy and tender while adding tons of flavor!  The burgers in the photo were made with turkey, but I have also done these with lean beef and they were equally delicious!  They can broiled in the oven or cooked on the grill!

If you prefer, you can purchase a stuffed burger press to get perfectly uniform stuffed burgers…  or you can just do them by hand. Either way, you won’t be disappointed with these delicious patties!  

Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers (Turkey or Beef)

I LOVE Burgers!  Beef, turkey, pork…  I love them all!   Cheese, mushrooms, onions, jalapeño….  there is almost nothing I don’t love on burgers!

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  • 28 oz lean turkey or beef (not extra lean)
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced onion
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 2 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper , diced (seeds removed if you prefer less spice)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Rolls & Toppings as desired


  1. Preheat grill to medium or oven to broil on high.
  2. In a small bowl combine cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic powder and diced jalapeno.
  3. Combine meat, salt & pepper and minced onion. Divide meat into 4 even pieces (7oz each). Take 1/4 of the cream cheese mixture and flatten it into a pancake shape. Wrap beef or turkey around the cheese ensuring the cheese mixture is completely covered. Brush each burger with a little bit of olive oil.

To Grill

  1. Grill burgers over medium heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until completely cooked. (Turkey should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees and beef should reach 160 degrees.)

To Broil

  1. Place burgers on a foil covered pan approximately 6″ from the broiler. Broil 5-6 minutes on each side or until completely cooked. (Turkey should reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees and beef should reach 160 degrees.)

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Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers! These are amazing with turkey or beef and can easily be broiled in the oven or grilled!


Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

49 comments on “Jalapeño Cheddar Burgers (Turkey or Beef)”

  1. can not wait to make these-this
    has all the things a great burger should have

  2. Yum! They look so delicious. I can definitely see those burgers on our menu this week! Thanks for the recipe-pinning it now!

    If you have a minute to spare I’d be thrilled if you could share this recipe at my weekly Say G’Day linky party. It’s on right now and this would be a delicious addition!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

  3. This is my kind of Burger Holly, I can’t wait to try this recipe! Hope you have had a great weekend and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  4. This looks fantastic! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  5. Made these tonight, definitely not a repeat recipe. Didn’t have any real flavor & didn’t hold together like described. Thumbs down.

  6. These are making me SO hungry! Jalapeno cheddar is probably one of my top three favorite flavor combinations. I definitely want to make these!!

  7. This recipe looks so yummy! We featured it as part of our May 2015 meal plan.

  8. I love stuffed burgers. They always come out so juicy and tender. I don’t think I could ever make a burger again unless it was stuffed. Also I’m putting together a BBQ roundup so I’m glad I found this!

  9. I almost skipped making these after reading the one negative comment (seeing that there were no positive reviews from anyone who made them)–I’m so glad I didn’t! I added garlic powder and extra s&p to my turkey meat (bought 94% lean rather than 99% as instructed) and topped the burgers with guac, tomato, and sliced jalapenos–absolutely delicious! Perfect summer burger, thanks for the fantastic recipe!

  10. These look amazing!! I’m including them in a burger round-up tomorrow if that’s okay!

  11. SO GOOD. I just made these and they were simple and easy and delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  12. What’s the nutritional information for one burger using turkey meat?

  13. Made these tonight! Must say they are a hit! Will be making these again!

  14. I was wondering what the nutrition facts are for this, looks like a lovely recipe!

  15. Making these for the 3rd time. They are so good! Used pickled jalapenos (10 slices). Bacon wrapping them yhis time. Yum.

  16. just wondering how the burgers stay together with nothing to bind the meat?

  17. These sound and look great! By chance do you happen to know nutritional value of this meal? Looking for the carbohydrate value per serving.

  18. For those wanting the Macros on these, I made mine with 1.5 lbs 80/20 Ground Beef with a end result of 4 patties. Each patty yields the following: Calories: 543 / Fat: 37 / Carbs: 3 / Protein: 45

  19. I am eating one right now and it is soooo good! They busted open at the top but still taste great! We will definitely have them again! Thanks so much for sharing!

    Rating: 5
  20. A little messy but so good!! I used pickled jalapeños and grilled them.  Everyone in my family loved them so they will go in the keeper file! 

    Rating: 5
  21. My family absolutely LOVE these! My husband and I started the keto diet a couple of weeks ago and I found your recipe last week and made them…delish! I used 90/10 sirloin beef and sprinkled a little Tony’s Seasoning…us louisianaians put Tony’s in a lot of our dishes! Don’t think I can ever make another “regular” burger. Stuffed burgers for me and my Fam!

  22. Do you have the nutrition information for these?

  23. Not impressed, the cream cheese taste was overwhelming, I did remove the seeds of the jalepano but I added a second so there would still be a bit of heat……could not taste heat at all.
    Love the idea and will proprobably play with it a bit.
    I do love the warm oozy cheese from the center of the burger.

  24. Killer burgers! For dinner again tonight.

    Rating: 5
  25. Wondering if anyone has the nutritional values for this? Thanks!

  26. Just made these and I think you should alter the part when you add the cheese spread to burger patty. I did two batches. One as the directions say, the result was a burger that didn’t hold together, flavor was ok but hard to tell with it falling apart. Second batch I made 8 patties and put two together over the cheese .. held together way better and the overall burger was more enjoyable.

  27. Made these tonight. They were a hit with my family! I didn’t pinch the meat closed enough so make sure you pinch it pretty tight around the edges then round it off. I made them with beef but next time I will do a beef/turkey mix. I also added cayenne powder to the cheese mixture and a small amount of onion and chili powder to the meat. It was AWESOME. THANKS FOR THE RECIPE! any idea what the nutrient info would be?

    Rating: 5
  28. Oh. My. God. Making these every week!!

    Rating: 5
  29. So why specifically can you not use lean ground turkey? I’m doing Keto but need to Limit my fat intake a bit due to NAFLD.

  30. Yes I made this recipe today for Sunday dinner I think it’s amazing and a picture to go along with

    Rating: 4
  31. Loveloveloved it So cheesy.

  32. These burgers are excellent!  I topped with guacamole and homemade pico and wrapped in leaf lettuce instead of a bun or tortilla. 

    Rating: 5
  33. These burgers were a huge hit! Everyone went back for more. We’ll definitely be saving this recipe to do again in the future.

    Rating: 5

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