Jalapeno Cheddar Burger Recipe

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Cheddar Jalapeno Burgers with sweet potato fries

If you love burgers, and you love jalapenos, then you’re going to love this Jalapeno Cheddar Burger recipe! It’s packed with flavor and is perfect for a summer cookout. Plus, it’s easy to make so you can enjoy all the benefits of homemade burgers without all the hassle. So fire up the grill, and give this recipe a try! You won’t be disappointed.

A Healthier Spicy Cheeseburger Recipe

Cheddar Jalapeno Burgers with sweet potato fries

Craving a spicy meal? Summer is the perfect time to fire up the grill and enjoy some delicious food. Enjoy the flavors of the season with this easy spicy burger recipe.  These Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers are sure to be a hit at your next summer BBQ!

One of our favorite things to make on the grill is Jalapeno Cheddar Burgers. They’re easy to make and always a hit with friends and family. Here’s how to make them:

First, prepare the burger patties by mixing together lean ground beef, egg, chopped onion, minced garlic, reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese, chopped cilantro, chopped jalapeno, Worcestershire sauce and smoked paprika. Form the burger mixture into six patties, then place in fridge for at least 30 minutes to rest.

Next, cook the burger patties on the grill for three to six minutes per side, until they’re cooked to your preference. Top each patty with more cheese at the last minute of cooking. Remove them from the heat, then toast the whole wheat hamburger buns on the grill for 30 to 60 seconds.

Finally, mix together light mayonnaise and sriracha for a creamy sriracha mayo to spread on the toasted buns. Top each bun with a lettuce leaf, a tomato slice and a jalapeno burger patty. And voila – enjoy your delicious spicy jalapeno cheddar burgers!

Healthy Hacks

On a Nutrisystem weight loss plan? Log this recipe as one and a half SmartCarbs, two PowerFuels and one Extra right here in the NuMi app! >

You can easily customize these healthy burgers to your liking:

  • Swap the beef with a ground turkey or even a plant-based alternative depending on your dietary preference.
  • Use a different cheese besides cheddar, such as swiss or mozzarella.
  • Skip the homemade sriracha mayo and make a creamy garlic aioli instead!
  • Top your burger with all of your favorite non-starchy veggies, such as more sliced jalapenos, fresh spinach, sliced onions or mushrooms.

Serve your burger with a side of Air Fryer Sweet Potato Fries! >

More Healthy Burger Recipes

Searching for more smart and simple burger ideas for the summer season? Check out some of our favorite burger and burger-inspired recipes below. They all fit into the Nutrisystem plan!

Servings: 6

Calories per Serving: 364

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 ½ SmartCarbs, 2 PowerFuels and 1 Extra


  • Burger
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, reduced fat
  • 1 Tbsp. cilantro, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. smoked paprika
  • Other
  • 6 whole wheat hamburger buns
  • 2 Tbsp. light mayo
  • 1 tsp. sriracha
  • 6 slices tomato
  • 6 leaf green leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese, reduced fat


  1. Combine all burger ingredients. Form into 6 patties. Place in fridge for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Cook burger patties on grill for 3-6 minutes per side, until cooked to preference. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese at the last minute of cooking. Remove from grill.
  3. Lay buns, cut side down, on grill and cook until toasted, 30-60 seconds.
  4. Mix together the mayonnaise and sriracha. Spread on buns. Top each bun with a lettuce leaf, tomato slice and burger patty.
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