Jalapeno Popper Burger

I love jalapenos. I eat them plain and usually get strange looks from people. When Ron orders nachos and asks for no jalapenos my head spins around and he then says "on the side". Smart husband. Anyways, I wanted to create a burger that captured one of my favorite peppers. This is a really easy burger to put together, and while it packs a punch, it is delicious! Enjoy!

1 1/2 lb lean ground beef
2/3 cup reduced fat cream cheese
1 large jalapeno, seeded and diced
4 slices provolone cheese
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/4 tsp ground cumin
4 tsp ranch dressing

Add cream cheese and jalapeno to food processor and pulse till ingredients are completely mixed (it will turn a light green). If you do not have a food processor, make sure to finely dice your peppers and mix well. Mix cream cheese mixture and seasoning with beef (hands work best!). Once all the ingredients are mixed form 4 patties and place on a broiler sheet. The burgers will have a sticky texture because of the cream cheese. Don't fret- it's normal. Broil the burgers on low for 10-12 minutes (a little longer if you like well done). Top with cheese and broil for an additional minute or till cheese is melted. Remove from the oven, place on a bun, top with ranch.

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