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Fried Jalapeno Burger

This Fried Jalapeno Burger starts with an all-beef hamburger stuffed with cheddar cheese then topped with crunchy fried jalapenos. Pile on creamy jalapeno aioli to finish off with even more heat on top.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Burger, Food to Drink to
Keyword burger
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 6 minutes
Servings 4 burgers


  • sous vide
  • burger press
  • grill or cast iron pan


  • 2 pounds ground hamburger (80/20 mix)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 1/2 cup jalapenos
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 tsp jalapeno juice from jarred jalapenos
  • 4 burger buns


Fried Jalapenos

  • Take the jarred jalapenos and put them onto a paper towel, fold over and press down to dry them off as much as possible.
  • Mix together the egg, milk, flour, salt and pepper for the batter.
  • Heat up 1/4 cup of oil in a pan (drop a little bit of the batter to see if it starts to fry to check if oil is ready) and fry 2-3 minutes, on each side until golden brown.
  • Remove from pan and put on another clean plate and paper towel to drain.

Sous Vide Burgers

  • Mix burger with Worcestershire Sauce.
  • Press half the meat into one side and then the other putting a piece of cheese into the middle and pressing it so the two halves connect*.
  • Set the sous vide in a large pot of water or sous vide container and set to 2 hours at 135 degrees.
  • Add two burgers to a medium sized food saver bag and slowly remove the air. Repeat for the other burgers.
  • Add the burgers to the sous vide pot making sure the burgers are completley submerged.
  • After the burgers have cooked, remove from the food saver bags and pat dry.
  • To finish the burgers you can either cook them on a medium/high heat grill for 3 minutes each side. OR you can cook them in a cast-iron pan for 3 minutes each side.
  • Test the center to make sure that the burger is at least 160 degrees in the center.

Jalapeno Garlic Aioli

  • For the aioli mix mayo, minced garlic clove, and 1 teaspoon of jalapeno juice. Stir to combine.
  • Spread the aioli onto the bottom bun.
  • Add the jalapenos. Then the burger. Enjoy!


*If you don't have a press just make a 1/2 pound patty and add cheese later.
*If you do not have a sous vide to make the burger patties however you prefer, then add the fried jalapenos and garlic aioli.