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 Chili Jalapeno Burger pellet grill recipe BBQ smoker

Chili Jalapeno Burger

Ken loves a good chili burger. The only thing I don’t like about them is “To eat one, you ware one”. They are all over the place, which is part of their charm. Well, at home I don’t care about that. So we grilled up some nice burgers and loaded them up with lots of cheddar cheese, chili and jalapenos.

For an added layer of flavor, we mixed up a little Country Bob’s Chipotle Mayo.

Chili Jalapeno Burger

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Grill: Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill
Pellets: Lumberjack hickory

Ingredients:  Chili Jalapeno Burger

  • 2 lbs. ground sirloin or 80/20 (any leaner and you have DRY BURGERS)
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • ¼ cup crushed dried garlic
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. Country Bob’s Seasoning Salt
  • 1/4 cup Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce
  • Buns of choice (onion buns here)
  • Condiments of choice
  • Cheddar cheese slices
  • 1 can of good chili (without beans), of your choice
  • Sliced jalapenos

 Ingredients: Country Bob’s Chipotle Mayo

  • ½ cup mayo
  • ½ cup Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce
  • ½ tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground garlic
  • 1 tsp. chipotle chili powder

Chili Jalapeno Burger 

Directions: Country Bob’s Mayo

Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl and place in it the fridge. The garlic and pepper were dry and will need time to get happy, at least 30 minutes.

Chili Jalapeno Burger 

Directions: Meat

Mix the beef, eggs, garlic, pepper, CB’s Salt and CB’s Sauce in a bowl. Make you patties either by hand or use a press. Tonight we did it by hand. Ken likes the press because they’re a more uniform size. Patti likes to shape them by hand, because she likes them thick and cooked rare. She’s tiny, but likes a burger that needs two hands to hold. Put the patties back into the fridge until you are ready to put them on. (You grill hamburger patties COLD, the patties hold together better. Unlike steak, that goes on at room temp so it cooks more evenly.)

Chili Jalapeno Burger pellet grill recipe BBQ smokerOn The Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill

Cooking Directions: Louisiana Wood Pellet Grill

To prepare the grill for cooking, check your pellet supply – top off or change flavors as needed. Scrape grill grates off. Set the temperature to 450 degrees and press the “Start” button.

Give the grill about 15 minutes to reach temperature and the grates to burn clean. Note: You can set the start temperature anywhere you want. I do 450 for a quick clean burn.
So after the grill comes up to temp and burns clean turn it back down to 375 degrees (190c).
Place your burgers directly onto the grill for 6 minutes per side giving them a quarter turn at the 3 minute mark for those nice flavor bars that the Grill Grates add.
When you flip the burgers add cheese and close the lid, it will melt in a minute or so. Heat the chili inside. Either on the stove or in the microwave. Let’s eat! Prepare your bun, add the patty and pile it high with chili and jalapenos on top of your burger. Lots of flavors…all good.
When the meat reaches an internal temp of 165 degrees (75c) pull it off, cover it and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.  USDA suggests 165 degrees (75c) for all ground meat. I use a Maverick ProTemp Instant read thermometer for checking my meat temps.
Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need to follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also you are only smoking at temps less than 250 degrees, anything higher is cooking and there will not be much if any smoke so it does not matter what kind of pellet you are using.


Chili Jalapeno Burger

Cooking In the Oven:

We have been getting requests for recipe conversions for the Pacific Living Pizza Oven. I tell folks all the time that cooking on a Wood Pellet Grill/Smoker is just as easy as cooking in your oven. Just about anyone can do it and do it well. Think about it. You set your control knob to the temp you want, put your meat in and leave it for a set time.

It is the same thing, time and temperature is what it is all about. The Louisiana Grill is just like your oven except it uses wood pellets and has wheels.

About Our Recipes

We do our recipes on our patio where we have a lineup of grills, including Louisiana, Green Mountain, Memphis, Royall, Traeger pellet grills, Char Griller side box smoker, Saber, Charmglow, Char-Broil, The Big Easy, Pacific Living Pizza Oven, Lodge Sportsman’s, Brinkman and Weber. I call it our “Wall of Grill”. Our grilling styles are healthy and low fat and will fit pelletheads, gas, natural wood and even charcoal purists. Almost any of our recipes can be done on any kind of good BBQ.

The important thing to keep in mind is TIME & TEMPERATURE. You can even do some of them in the oven or crock pot, but, then you lose all the flavors you get from cooking outdoors. But sometimes it does rain.

Remember that a recipe is simply an outline; it is not written in stone. Don’t be afraid to make changes to suit your taste. Take it and run with it….

Live your Passion,
Ken & Patti
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Our Thanks To:

Country Bob’s All Purpose Sauce
Maverick Industries, Inc.
F.Dick Professional Knives and Tools.
A storage container & dispenser for wood pellets 
Lumberjack Wood Pellets
Jerry Brown
Grill Grates

Louisiana Wood Pellet Grills
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