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Cheesy Jalapeño Burgers

Ingredients:

1 cup fine bread crumbs

2 tablespoons ground cumin

1 tablespoon dried parsley

about 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 small jalapeño, sliced and seeds removed

3 cloves garlic

2 tablespoons onion, diced

1/4 cup fresh tomatoes, roughly chopped

1 and 1/2 pounds ground beef

1 egg

2-4 tablespoons olive oil

8 ounces Seriously Sharp Cabot Cheddar Cheese

 

Directions:

 

To a food processor add the breadcrumbs, spices, garlic, onion and tomato.  Add the beef then crack the egg on top.

 

Mix to combine for about 30 seconds, or until the meat comes slightly off the blade. It should reach the consistency of fine ground meat.

 

Form patties to the desired size, making sure they are consistent in size and there are no cracks in each one.

 

Heat oil in a sauté pan over medium flame.

 

Place the patties in the hot oil, but do not crowd the pan. Cook for about 5 minutes on one side, or until nicely browned underneath and the meat pulls off the pan easily. Flip gently then cover the pan.

 

Cook for an additional 5-6 minutes or until the burgers have browned nicely on the other side and are fully cooked in the middle.

 

Remove from heat and transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. Cover and let rest for several minutes.

 

Add cheese and melt on top either by placing in the microwave for one minute or a toaster oven. Prepare burger buns with desired toppings and enjoy with a side of baked fries, a salad, or even a fresh batch of guacamole.

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