Step 1: Stuffed Jalapeno Tex-Mex Turkey Burger
preheat oven to 450
Slice 1 Jalapeño lengthwise (the long way) , remove seeds under running water and clean out the inside.
microwave halves for 30-40 seconds. more or less depending on microwave, until they are slightly soft.
place in lightly oiled frying pan and brown both sides then return to plate.
finely grate 4 tbsp pepper Jack cheese or any other cheese you prefer (2tbsp for jalapeño stuffing mixture, other 2 for topping)
combine a dollop of soft cream cheese (depending on size of your jalapeños) 2tbsp of shredded cheese and 2tbsp finely chopped bacon crumbles. (day old cold bacon works best to crumble but use store bought crumbles if you want)
stir all of these ingredients together until evenly mixed and set aside
Start cooking your turkey burger however you want, fry, grill, bake etc.
spoon cream cheese/bacon/pepperjack mixture into jalapeño halves and place on greased foil or nonstick baking sheet.
bake jalapeños at 450 until the mixture starts to bubble and brown on edges (keep an eye while baking, it wont take long)
remove from oven and sprinkle remaining 2tbsp of cheese on top of each
return to oven and broil until cheese is to your liking.
for sour cream spread - 2-4tbsp fat free/lite sour cream, 2 tsp taco seasoning, chopped cilantro. (if you want spicier put some chopped jalapeños in it too)
keep jalapeño "poppers" warm if burger is not finished yet
TOAST YOUR BUN! (its a texture thing for me i guess haha)
Spread both sides as pictured.
place burger on bottom bun
place jalapenos cheese side DOWN on top of burger, some extra cheese that bubbled over can be put on top.
optional- sprinkle more bacon on top of this
Top bun and ENJOY!
play with the ratios and share your versions!
Hope you like it! Ryan