A week later, I'm still dreaming about the Savory Sight of a jalapeño nacho cheeseburger from Urbun Burger that reader Mee-shell uploaded to the YumSugar Community. In fact, I was so enamored, I must have gone back to look at that picture at least five times, so I ultimately decided I had to have it.
I would've hit up the San Francisco-based burger joint where said cheeseburger was from, but they told me they no longer carry the jalapeño nacho cheese, so I took it upon myself to make my own version of the burger, adding slices of grilled tomato. It was so insane that I wolfed down the behemoth in less time than it took to grill it!
The end result was like a fusion of a juicy hamburger and stadium nachos — and it doesn't get more all-American than that. When making this, bear in mind that oozy, melted Velveeta doesn't wait for you — so you must eat this burger right off the grill, and keep napkins handy. For a 4th of July crowd-pleaser, read more.
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
Salt and pepper
10 ounces ground sirloin (80 percent lean ground beef)
4 slices of a large hothouse tomato, cut 1/2-inch thick each
2 ciabatta rolls or white hamburger buns, split in half
3 ounces Velveeta cheese, cut into thin slices
10-12 slices of nacho sliced jalapeños
- Create the patties: In a bowl or over butcher paper, combine the ground beef with olive oil, and a generous amount of salt and pepper. After seasonings are incorporated, split beef mixture into 2 equal-sized 5-ounce balls, using your hands to flatten them into hamburger patties of about 3/4-inch thickness.
- Grill meat, buns, and tomatoes: Light a gas grill (or a grill pan), and bring to medium heat. Place the burger patties as well as the tomato slices on the grill.
- Flip after burgers and tomato have developed grill marks, about 3 minutes.
- Grill for 2 minutes more on second side; remove the tomatoes once they're charred, but not yet falling apart, and set aside. Place hamburger buns, cut-side down, on the grill.
- Lay cheese slices over patties; cover grill or pan and allow to cook for one minute more, or until about medium rare to medium doneness. Remove patties and buns from heat.
- Assemble burgers: For each burger, place melted cheese burger patty on top of bun, and top each burger with 5-6 sliced jalapeños; layer 2 slices grilled tomato on top. Cover with top half of bun and serve immediately.
Makes 2 burgers.
- Main Dishes, Beef
- North American
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