Holla! Jalapeno Popper Burger

It’s my bosses birthday today, but she’s taking the day off today so I brought in bagels yesterday for the office for a birthday breakfast.  I have to say, without eggs in the middle a plain bagel doesn’t keep you full for long.  I had a sesame bagel with about 2 teaspoons of light veggie cream cheese. 

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I was totally looking forward to biking or walking, but my blood sugar was just not cooperating.  It was only 128 when it was time to go, and I only gave myself half the amount of insulin at breakfast time. Sad smile

I used the last of the leftover chicken from our grill last Friday at work and made a corn tortilla quesadilla in our work toaster oven.  I mixed the chicken with a bit of my grilled cherry salsa and had some cheddar cheese on it.  On the side was some carrots, cherries and more salsa for dipping.

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I shared some of the cherry salsa with two of my co-workers – both said it was delicious – perfect combination of sweet and heat. Open-mouthed smile  Just changing lives, on salsa at a time. Be right back

I had ground beef for dinner.  I texted Tony:  “do you want burgers, salisbury steak, tacos, or bacon wrapped meatloaf.”

His reply?  “Burgers are good.”   I wanted a different burger, so of course I knew Kevin would have a jalapeno popper burger.   Here is his burger:

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I wanted to make my burger a bit healthier, and guess what I was able to find?

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I thought I would use one of those for the cream cheese portion.  Kevin also roasted fresh jalapenos, but I used 2 tablespoons of pickled jalapenos and carrots.

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I had 93% lean meat – I measured out 5 ounces of meat and split the burgers in half.  I mixed together the cheese and jalapenos and put that layer in the middle.

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I skipped the bacon, but sliced 1/2 an ounce of super delicious cheese.  I bought this one at the Fresh Market – YOLO for cheese! Open-mouthed smile

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The finished product:

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The verdict?!  This was delicious – the pickled peppers and carrots really kicked this up, but the cheese in the middle was almost tasteless.  What I may do next time is mix the peppers with 1 ounce of real cream cheese, but this was still a great burger.

Wanna see something gross?  The other day when I was making my O Olive Oil Root beer glaze, I only ended up using half a jalapeno and half an orange.  So I threw them in the backyard.  I knew the birds and squirrels would take the oranges, which they did, but last night I went looking for the jalapeno.

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Yep, a slug from my yard was climbing all over it!

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My exercise has been so lacking this week.  Other than walking a lot downtown on Wednesday, that has been the extent of my exercise.  I don’t know why it’s so hard to get on back on track but I plan on going to the gym over the weekend to kick start my week.  So if you follow me on Facebook, you’ll see proof!

This video should give me the inspiration to get off my ass!  Hope you have a great Friday!

Biz, get off your butt! 😀
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20 thoughts on “Holla! Jalapeno Popper Burger

  1. Hey Biz – Reading over your comment about how without an egg, the bagel doesn’t fill you up, I have been coming to the same realization after making a more conscious decision to eat more mindfully and listen to my body. For me, protein is the key to feel satiated. For me, the bagel isn’t typically worth the calories and carbs if I am going to be hungry again in a few hours. I’d much rather have a Greek yogurt (20 g protein FTW!), an egg white omelet, tofu scramble, etc. with some fruit or something for fiber. I used to think that I needed carbs to feel full – but in actively listening to my body, I’ve realized it’s the exact opposite! Live and learn 🙂

  2. that burger looks insane, in the best way.

  3. I am soooo glad you mentioned your delicious cherry salsa again! Our tank just ran out, but our new house has a built in gas grill and that salsa WILL be one of the first things I make! Perfect timing with cherries coming into season!!! 🙂 Happy weekend, Biz!

  4. I need to make that cherry salsa, every time you talk about it, I practically drool on my keyboard 🙂

    I actually made burgers with the laughing cow queso flavor in the middle, and mine didn’t have much taste either. Have a great weekend, Biz!

  5. myjourneytofit

    Have a great weekend, Biz!

  6. I’m debating on making your cherry salsa or a tomatillo salsa that was in your pics yesterday, oh the choices!! 😉 I so want some salsa and chips to munch on this weekend. Your burger looks great. I ask John what he wanted for Father’s Day to eat and he replied burgers, so we’ll be grilling this weekend too. Have a great one Biz!

  7. Should we all submit a spicy slug recipe for ya? lol nasty!

  8. You always inspire me to get more creative with my food, that burger looks amazing. And I agree with the whole no protein and you don’t stay full for long notion. I always start off my day with tons of protein and taper off as the day goes on.

  9. findingradiance

    When I get enough cream cheese on the bagel, I find it very filling all morning, especially with 2 cups of coffee 😀

    I like the little cheese wedges, but they honestly don’t pack much flavor. It’s pretty delicate.

  10. TOO funny and icky w the slug shot! Would have never guessed that would be something they’d enjoy. Anywho, something I’ve been doing w my LC cheese wedges is adding some awesome dried seasonings and letting the cheese rehydrate them and then adding them to foods. We found these dehydrated jalapeno pieces and they are wonderful. Sometimes I take it a step furter and actually nuke em’ in water first and them mix, but that’s only when I really want the extra squishy bite. Just a thought (it also makes a great tomato sandwich).

    • Thanks for the suggestion! I also saw somewhere where a girl added buffalo sauce to the blue cheese LC cheese, and then put it on celery sticks – that sounds good!

  11. That sesame bagel looks perfect to me right now! They don’t hold me over either- such a bummer. The burgers sound fantastic. I grilled some jalapenos up last week- surprisingly delicoius

  12. So loved that video. “You always pass failure on the way to success” ~ love that quote! Your burger sounds so good! You’re right though, sometimes you really need the real stuff for flavor.

  13. That burger looks awesome! Have a great weekend Biz!

  14. Ewww that slug on the pepper is nasty! Great video though. Have a wonderful weekend (after you go to the gym of course.)

  15. I just got some ground bison and told Tom I need to make some burgers, he would totally love your burger! I don’t know if I could handle that many peppers!

  16. ooh I’m going to try grilling some jalapeno popper burgers! That sounds fabulous. I love spicy jalapenos with cream cheese.

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