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Hoad's hot jalapeno burger

Hoad's hot jalapeno burger
Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times

To any real fan, a hamburger is never "just a burger." A great burger is a work of art, passionately thought out and painstakingly executed. It's the very extension of the grill master's identity. So with the smells of charcoal ... Read more

Total time: 40 minutes, plus chilling time | Serves 4
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Tajin clasico seasoning or taco seasoning
  • Habanero or other hot chile powder
  • 2 to 3 fresh jalapeno peppers, sliced, or sliced canned jalapenos
  • 4 slices pepper jack cheese
  • 4 jalapeno cheese bagels, toasted
  • Lettuce, for garnish
  • Fresh avocado slices, for garnish
  • Hot sauce, preferably homemade or Frank's

Step 11. In a large bowl, mix together the ground beef, green onions, garlic, mustard and taco seasoning. Divide the mixture and form into 4 patties. Cover and refrigerate the patties at least 1 hour to give the flavors time to marry.

Step 22. Heat the grill and season both sides of each patty with habanero powder. Grill the patties on both sides to desired doneness, topping the burgers just before they are done with sliced jalapenos and cheese.

Step 33. Serve the burgers in the toasted buns, garnish as desired with lettuce, avocado slices and hot sauce.


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