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Jalapeno Swiss Burgers

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


4 servings

Mexican culture greatly influences our cuisine, and we eat a lot of spicy foods. In this recipe, the mellow flavor of Swiss cheese cuts the heat of the jalapenos.—Jeanine Richardson, Floresville, Texas
Jalapeno Swiss Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 to 3 pickled jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 hamburger buns, split and toasted
  • Lettuce leaves and ketchup, optional


  1. Shape beef into eight thin patties. Top four patties with cheese, onion and jalapenos. Top with remaining patties; press edges firmly to seal.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 8-9 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Serve on buns. If desired, serve with toppings.
Peppers (Hot)
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger: 665 calories, 37g fat (16g saturated fat), 175mg cholesterol, 423mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 55g protein.

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