Jalapeño Popper Burgers

Start to finish: 30 minutes
Impresses: 4

1 pound 90/10 ground beef
1 cup bacon, cooked and chopped
1 tablespoon Worcestershire
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
4-ounce can roasted jalapeños, drained
4 brioche buns
4 lettuce leaves
8 slices tomato
8 slices red onion

Heat grill to medium-high heat.

In a large bowl, combine beef, bacon, Worcestershire, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Form mixture into 4 patties. 

Grill 5 minutes before flipping and grilling an additional 3–5 minutes, until juices run clear.

While grilling, combine cream cheese and jalapeño together in a small bowl. Set aside.

In final minutes of grilling, add buns, cut-side down, to the grill to warm.

Remove patties and buns from the grill.

To assemble: Place lettuce, tomato and onion on the bottom bun, add patty and top with bun smeared with a heaping tablespoon of cream cheese mixture.

Serve immediately.