Father’s Day Cookout: Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers

It’s that time of year again! A day to celebrate dad. And what better way to warm your dad’s heart than through his tummy. Spice up your traditional Father’s Day BBQ with these easy jalapeno cheddar burgers topped with chipolte smashed sweet potatoes. A twist on the traditional burger and a bit healthier with sweet potatoes for that smooth topping texture. If you really want to make your man happy, add a slice or two of crispy bacon to the top.

Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers w/ Chipolte Smashed Sweet Potatoes

1 1/2 – 2 lbs ground chuck
1 jalapeno, diced (dice into fine pieces)
1/4 C shredded cheddar cheese
1 TBSP canola oil
3 sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
1 TBSP milk
1 TBSP butter
1 tsp chipolte powder
salt and pepper to taste

In mixing bowl, mix ground chuck, jalapenos and cheddar cheese. Separate into 4-5 burgers. Press down into patties. Place a thumbprint into the top of each patty. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Brush lightly with canola oil. Preheat grill.

In a medium saucepan, boil sweet potatoes, approximately 15 minutes. Drain potatoes. Add milk, butter, salt, pepper (to taste) and chipolte powder and mash. Set aside and keep warm.

Grill burgers on high heat 4 minutes on the first side, 4-6 minutes on the second side. Flip only once.

Place burgers on bun, top with a heaping spoonful of smashed sweet potatoes.

Wishing all the dads out there a very special day!



Filed under Cook, Holidays, Main Dish

2 responses to “Father’s Day Cookout: Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers

  1. YUM! those look So tasty 🙂 xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

  2. Claire M

    this looks delicious! might make it for john tonight

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