Blue Cheese Jalapeño Burgers, oh my!

College football gameday (almost) seems like an urban myth in the Pacific Northwest, or at least compared to my experience growing up in the South. But, considering this is where we will call home for the unforeseen future, Geoff and I will make the best out of our situation and bring the tailgating here! Life always tastes a little better with good food and friends to share it with … so in honor of college football Saturday I give you the Blue Cheese Jalapeño Burgers!

(side note: if you can spot all the times I drop a subliminal picture of Auburn gear, you get a prize!) Kidding, just wanted to emphasize our love for the A-U

These burgers are probably one of the best burger recipes I’ve ever tried! I’m slightly obsessed! And to make them a little less guilt-ridden I usually place my burger inside a few crisp leaves of fresh lettuce. It’s Mmm Mmm good! and for this post, you get 2 for the price of 1 … that’s right, 2 recipes for the low price of one blog post. 🙂

I based my burger recipe from a Pinterest post found on my Tasty Treats board.  The She Knows website offers a ton of different resources for a wide range of readers, one of them being yummy recipes like this one!

I followed the recipe pretty closely, however I made a few tastebud adjustments based on what I know this house likes to devour. 🙂


*Yields: 8-10 burgers of generous portions

2 pounds ground (sirloin) beef – trust me, you can tell

6 jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped *if you don’t have fresh jalapeños, you can sub with jarred pre-chopped jalapeños (I’ve found you can’t really tell the difference)

1 cup blue cheese crumbles

1 cup gorgonzola cheese crumbles

2 tablespoons finely minced garlic *we’re big fans here of garlic, so I usually double+ this

2 generous shakes of garlic powder *exact measurements not important 🙂

2 tablespoons soy sauce *lite

1 large egg *this helps keep your pattie intact

Your choice of cheese to top *Again, big fans of cheese here, so I’ll switch it up or do ‘eaters choice’
Hamburger buns *we like the Pepperidge Farm Onion Hamburger Buns
Lettuce, Onions, Tomatoes *optional

Spicy Avocado Spread *I love this recipe for a burger spread or a nice little chip n’ dip combo! Click on the link to get the recipe for yourself!


1. Mix together ingredients for the Spicy Avocado Spread. I’ve found it’s tastier when all ingredients have marinated for at least an hour prior to consumption.

2. Combine all burger ingredients in large mixing bowl. Form your patties of desired thickness. *I’ve made big ol’ fat ones and teeny tiny ‘Steak and Shake’ inspired ones.

3. Cook each burger for about 5 – 7 minutes one each side, depending on how hot your grill is. Place your choice of cheese on top until melted.

4. Place patties on your cute Auburn serving platter and enjoy! *Don’t forget your Avocado Spread!

Happy College Football Saturday, and War Eagle! Here’s more shameless Auburn paraphernalia for your viewing and pleasure…

Happy College Football Saturday! I hope you enjoy it however you may choose!

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