This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #KingOfFlavor #CollectiveBiasOne of my favorite seasons is upon us… Fall! You know what that means? Football is here! Now my friends and family loves sports. We watch it all: baseball, hockey, soccer, basketball, and of course, football. As a single mother, it isn’t so easy for me to hire a babysitter every time I want to join my friends at the games, or even at local sports restaurant to watch our favorite teams play. So lately I’ve been playing hostess at my home, and serving up some delicious classic tailgate favorites. However, I make my “football food” a little different… I need it packed with FLAVOR. That is exactly why I love using El Yucateco Hot Sauce to spice up football season!
One of my favorite types of food to enjoy while watching football are burgers. Wanting to mix my love of spicy flavors and juicy burgers, I present to you… the Jalapeno Jack Burger! Using El Yucateco Hot Sauce, this burger full of spicy hot peppers, and satisfies any game day hunger.Check out below for a detailed tutorial on how to create the Jalapeno Jack Burger.
2 tablespoons of El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce
1 pound of ground beef (preferably 93% fat free)
1 cup of shredded Colby & Monterey Jack cheese
Pepper Jack cheese slices
1/4 cup of salsa
First you’ll want to dice up your jalapeno pepper really well. Then cut your green pepper into slices so that they’ll be the right size to sit perfectly on top of the burger patty.Next you’ll want to mix your raw ground beef with the half of cup of salsa and the diced jalapeno pepper. Add in a dash of sea salt and ground black pepper for more flavoring, along with your 2 tablespoons of El Yucateco hot sauce. Now for this recipe tutorial, I used the Red habanero sauce. If you’d like to go a tad lighter on the heat, I recommend using the Green sauce. Mix all the ingredients well together so that the flavor is spread throughout the beef.Now go ahead and make your first layer of patties. Keep in mind, these are STUFFED burgers. So the first patty is just the bottom. No need to make them too thick. Out of the pound of meat, we were able to make four nice size burgers. For every extra quarter pound of meat you add, you can make an additional two burgers.Once you are done creating the bottom of each patty, add a bit of shredded cheese and green peppers on top as shown below. This is the “STUFFED” part of the burger… the part that makes them oh-so-delicious.Proceed to create the top patty for each burger. The cheese and green pepper slices should now be encased in the burger meat.Now it is time to start grilling! You’ll want to grill the patties for 8 to 10 minutes per side, and and until the cheese in the center is melted, and the pepper is softened.While I like my burgers medium, I prefer stuffed burgers well done. While you don’t need to cook the burgers well done, I highly recommend it! Once your burgers are done, it is time to add the Pepper Jack cheese on top! This is completely optional since there is already cheese stuffed in the patty. However since I love that extra spice (and cheese!), I always add a single slice of Pepper Jack on my burger. Close the lid of your grill to help melt the cheese quicker.To make these burgers even more fun for football season, I mix the hot sauce with a bit of corn starch or potato starch to thicken it up. Then I place the thickened sauce in a squeeze bottle and draw “football laces” on top of the burger!If you have an appetite, these burgers definitely satisfy. If you measure right, each burger comes out to a half a pound! I was absolutely STUFFED after just one.Maybe a little too spicy for you? Add lettuce and tomato to break up the heat! I tell you though… the heat and spice of these burger is exactly how I get my friends to come over to enjoy watching the football games with my son and I!I love that I found all the ingredients I needed for this recipe at my local Walmart, including the El Yucateco Hot Sauce! Walmart offers a variety ingredients perfect for any tailgate recipe in addition to the El Yucateco Red Habanero Hot Sauce, including El Yucateco Green Habanero Hot Sauce, Black Label Reserve Hot Sauce, and El Yucateco XXX Habanero Hot Sauce (Kutbilik). Just head to the Condiments aisle and look for the Hispanic Foods sign.Want to learn more about El Yucateco Hot Sauce and other recipes perfect for tailgates and football season? Simply check out the hashtags #KingOfFlavor and #CollectiveBias!