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Jalapeño-Stuffed Burgers With Roasted Bell Pepper Ketchup

Photo: Charles Walton; Styling: Trinda Gage
Yield 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 (7.5-ounce) jar roasted red bell peppers, drained
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds Ground BEEF
  • 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 to 2 jalapeño peppers, minced, or 2 tablespoons chopped green chiles
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Toppings: grilled purple onion slices, jalapeño pepper slices

How to Make It

  1. Process bell peppers, sugar, and 1 teaspoon salt in a blender, stopping once to scrape down sides. Pour into a small saucepan, and cook over medium heat 4 minutes or until thickened.

  2. Combine ground beef and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; shape into 8 thin patties.

  3. Combine cream cheese and jalapeño pepper; divide evenly in center of 4 patties. (Do not spread to edges.) Top with remaining patties; press edges to seal.

  4. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until done. Serve on buns with bell pepper ketchup and desired toppings.