Jalapeno, Bacon, and Fondue Burger

Michael Symon
Servings: 4
15 to 30 min

A burger like no other!

  • Ingredients
  • step-by-step directions
Jalapeno, Bacon, and Fondue Burger
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 white onion (finely minced)
  • 1 jalapeno (finely minced)
  • 3/4 cup lager-style beer
  • 1 pound White American cheese (grated)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 pound bacon
  • 8 ounces ground sirloin
  • 8 ounces ground short rib
  • 8 ounces ground brisket
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper (to taste)
To Serve:
  • 4 brioche buns (toasted)
  • pickled red onions
  • pickle chips
  • potato chips
  • Line a plate with paper towels and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter. Stir in the onion, and jalapeno, and season with salt. Cook until softened, about 2-3 minutes, add the beer and bring to a simmer.
  • In a medium bowl, toss the American cheese with the cornstarch until thoroughly coated. Add the coated cheese to the saucepan and whisk together until completely melted.
  • Meanwhile, preheat a grill or a grill pan to over medium-high heat.
  • In a large saute pan, over medium heat, add bacon, and cook turning occasionally, until desired doneness has been reached. Remove from heat and transfer to prepared plate.
  • In a large bowl, add sirloin, short rib, and brisket. Gently mix with hands until just combined, and divide beef into 4 equal portions. Using hands, gently form each portion into a patty. Season with salt and pepper. Place patties on the grill and cook, flipping halfway through until medium rare, about 4 minutes per side. Remove to a plate and set aside.
  • To Assemble:
  • To the bottom bun, add cooked patty and ladle cheese fondue over the top. Add bacon, and desired amount of pickled red onions, pickle chips and potato chips. Finish with top bun. Serve.
  • To Toast Buns: In a dry skillet, over medium heat, add buns cut-side down and toast until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve.
  • Tip: Substitute the white American cheese, with your favorite melty cheese, like gouda or muenster!
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