Jalapeno Cola Popper Burger

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Samuel Fennell

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450 g ground beef
30 ml Coca-Colas
8 slices bacon
4 slices cheese
red bell pepper
1 head Green leaf Lettuce
red onion
1 package burger bun
4 cloves garlic
2 tbsp ghee
150 ml vinegar
2 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
½ tsp white peppercorn
1 tsp black peppercorn
¼ tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp chicken stock powder
1 tsp chili flakes
3 tbsp panko breadcrumbs
1 tsp roast garlic and pepper spice blend
2 tbsp hot sauce
1 tbsp barbecue sauce
2 tsp ketchup
1 tsp Dijon mustard
3 tbsp mayonnaise
3 tsp garlic butter


  • bowl
  • Step 1/11

    • onion
    • 150 ml vinegar
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 2 tbsp sugar
    • jalapeno

    Mince one tablespoon white onion and slice one jalapeno then submerge in 1/4 cup vinegar after mixing in salt and sugar. Soak 2-4 hours.

  • Step 2/11

    • 450 g ground beef
    • 30 ml Coca-Colas
    • ½ tsp white peppercorn
    • 1 tsp black peppercorn
    • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
    • 1 tsp chicken stock powder
    • 1 tsp chili flakes
    • 3 tbsp panko breadcrumbs
    • 2 tbsp hot sauce
    • 1 tbsp barbecue sauce
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • bowl

     Marinate burgers- Mix in spices, garlic, and 1 oz cola cola. Add Panko bread crumbs to mix to correct firmness. Cover with saran wrap and chill for 2 hours.

  • Step 3/11

    Build burger patty- create a 6 oz patter into a ball and apply equal pressure to press patty between two sheets of parchment paper with a oval plate. Crack salt and pepper and chill in fridge until ten minutes prior to cooking.

  • Step 4/11

    • red bell pepper
    • 1 tsp roast garlic and pepper spice blend

    Juilian red peppers and white onion season with olive oil, salt, pepper, and roasted garlic and pepper blend.

  • Step 5/11

    • 8 slices bacon

    Cook bacon in oven at 400° for 20-25 minutes before finishing off in a cast iron for two minutes. I do this to add bacon grease to the cast iron pan.

  • Step 6/11

    • avocado
    • 4 slices cheese
    • 1 head Green leaf Lettuce
    • tomatoes
    • red onion

    Prepare topping- Slice avocado, tomato’s, leaf lettuce, purple onion and marble cheddar cheese.

  • Step 7/11

    • 2 tbsp ghee

    Cook burger patty in cast iron- Add two table spoons of ghee or clarified butter and heat cast iron to high heat. Add patty to pan and sear both sides. Cook to a internal heat of 160°.

  • Step 8/11

    Grill peppers - Grill Julian red peppers and white onions in cast iron. Drain jalapeno from vinegar and cook at hot heat in cast iron 2-3 minutes then add the precooked red peppers mix and continue to cook for 1-2 minutes.

  • Step 9/11

    • 1 package burger bun
    • 3 tsp garlic butter

    Roast burger buns with garlic butter high broil for 2-3 minutes or when gently brown.

  • Step 10/11

    Assemble burger- Place burger back into cast iron and top with jalapeno, red peppers, white onions, bacon and cheese. Place a splash of water in the pan and cover with a lid for about one minute or until the cheese has melted. (Make sure you are removing excess oil/fat/grease as you go from your pan whenever deemed necessary.)

  • Step 11/11

    Final step! Dress toasted burger bun with mayonnaise, Dijon mustard, ketchup, a little bolds eye bbq and  Sriracha hot sauce. Top with lettuce, tomato, avocado, red onion. Add burger patty topped with bacon, cheese, red pepper mix, and crispy fresh pickled jalapeno peppers. Delicious served with freshly pickled cucumbers and fresh fries! Summer favourite. Jalapeno Cola Popper Burger: Enjoy with Heineken or Coca-Cola!

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