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Vegan Jalapeno Popper Burger

Updated: Jul 26


Jalapeño Poppers get an upgrade on this Vegan Burger!


Let’s be honest, Jalapeño Poppers are kind of a pain to make. You gotta cut ‘em and deseed em, get cream cheese in ‘em, wrap them in bacon, it’s all just too much! Better to make it in a burger form I always say. I guess that’s why so many burgers on this blog are “a thing, but in burger form” it’s just a superior vessel for food, the burger. I’m not wrong.


In any case, another thing I’ve recently discovered is I really like slicing up fresh jalapeños and grilling them as opposed to using pickled jalapeños. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll pick a peck of pickled peppers in the morning any old day, but in this scenario, I enjoy the texture and bite of a fresh jalapeño.


And because I like spice, I made some Srirancha, which is literally just Sriracha and Ranch. It’s delicious, trust me.


Lastly, cream cheese might sound strange to put on a burger, but let me remind you, you’re wrong, and also cream cheese is a main component of jalapeño poppers, so it’s objectively true that it belongs on this burger. Case closed!


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RECIPE


  • Makes 1 Burger

  • 4 oz plant based meat

  • 2 slices vegan bacon

  • 1 slice vegan cheese

  • 2 Tbsp vegan cream cheese

  • 1 jalapeno, sliced into rings

  • 1 Tbsp vegan ranch

  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha

  • 2 onion rings

INSTRUCTIONS


  1. ⁣Prepare the Srirancha by combining the Ranch and Sriracha and set aside.

  2. ⁣Cook the onion rings according to package instructions (make some extra for a side and make extra Srirancha to dip!)

  3. Roll your plant based meat into a meatball.

  4. Bring a large pan up to medium heat with a little oil.

  5. Add your vegan bacon, sliced jalapeños and plant based meat ball to the pan.

  6. Smash the meatball with a spatula to form a patty. You can use some cooking spray or a piece of parchment / wax paper on your spatula to keep it from sticking. ⁣

  7. Flip your burger after about 3-4 minutes. Flip the bacon and jalapeños as needed. You want them to brown slightly, but careful not to burn it! The jalapeños you can actually char a bit and they’ll be great!

  8. After flipping your burger patty, add a slice of cheese and cover to melt the cheese. Before covering, add a bit of water to the pan. The steam will help melt the cheese.

  9. Once cheese is melted, assemble the burger as follows from top to bottom; cream cheese, jalapeños, burger patty with cheese, bacon, onion rings and Srirancha!

  10. ENJOY!

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