August 02, 2011

Grilled Mango Jalapeno Cheese Burgers

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This weekend Paul and I got together with a friend of ours we haven't seen in months, possibly even a year. His wedding is coming up in a month and he was in town so it was the perfect timing and the perfect day.

Sunday was a beautiful day and we met Jack up at his house, got on the boat with some food and a couple of beers, drove out to the center of the lake and just floated for hours. It was increadable. The sun was shining, the lake water was the perfect temperature and we just talked and laughed and caught up on good times.
Well apparently there is this little thing called (not waterproof) sunblock so although I was applying continuous thick coats to my fair Irish skin, fallling alseep in the sun for a little while didn't help my cause.

I felt great all day, relaxing and enjoying the beautiful weather but once we got back home and I saw the different shades of purple on my skin I knew I was in for it. It was right to the store for aloe vera and aftersun lotion. I haven't been this burnt in years and having just recovered from Lyme I think the medicine was still in my system and unfavorably didn't help my cause.

Either way when we got back home I immediatly started to apply all my medicines and lotions while Paul threw my pre-made burgers on the grill. Even with being a little 'warm' these burgers were awesome. The coolness of the mango and the firey kick from the jalapenos make these burgers really flavorful and nice for a Sunday night dinner.

Grilled Mango Jalapeno Cheese Burgers
Recipe and photos by A Healthy Jalapeno


1.5 lbs ground bison meat
2 jalapenos
1/2 a mango
half large shallot
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
5 slices of cheese

In a small food processor (or blender) add the jalapenos, shallots and mango and blend until pureed. 

In a large mixing bowl, add the pureed fruit/veggie mix with the meat and onion and garlic powders, mashing the ingredients with your hands until well blended.

Form into 4-5 normal sized burgers and push a dimple down into the center of each burger patty.
Cook the burgers on a medium-high grill for 4-6 minutes flipping once until your meat is cooked to your liking.
Always push a dimple into your burgers. This makes the
burger very juicy.
 Serve it with your favorite burger toppings.
Served up nicely with a pickle and some homemade sweet potato fries for a full meal you will love.



Erin said...

How unique to put mango in with the burger! Sweet and delicious I am sure. Glad you had a great time visiting with your friend!

Savannah McQueen said...

Jennifer, thanks for linking up with me this week. Make sure and come back to the page and vote for your favorite dish. The dish with the most votes will be the feature recipe on Monday. Thanks again! -Savannah