Spicy beef burgers, which reveal a hidden centre of melted cheese, jalapenos, and peppers!
INGREDIENTS (for 4 servings):
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/2 onion, finely chopped
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™)
- 1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/3 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
- 1/2 fresh red chile pepper, finely chopped
- 4 slices pickled jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a bowl, mix the ground beef, onion, egg, hot pepper sauce, and bread crumbs. Season with paprika, parsley, salt, and pepper. In a separate bowl, mix the cheese, red chile pepper, and jalapeno pepper. Form the beef mixture into 4 balls, and press a well in the center of each. Stuff with equal amounts of the cheese mixture. Press meat around filling to seal. Arrange on a baking sheet, and press gently into thick patties.
Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, turning once, until well done.