We are hurrying to use up all our Jalapeños from last years garden. We had a bumper crop and froze them solid in zipper bags for the winter. I find the easiest way to mince a jalapeño is to take it out frozen solid and use a very sharp paring knife, slicing it very thin. When it is frozen it will be so easy to slice that it will be as though you almost used a razor blade and shaved it while it is still frozen. I first slice it in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and slice from tip to stem while holding the bit of stem. These burgers are not hot but have a great flavour and so simple and quick. Use thin buns to enjoy the flavour of the meat.
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 2 small or one large frozen jalapeño, shaved and minced
- 1/2 onion, minced
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Fry the onion and jalapeño over medium heat just until wilted. Allow to cool to room temperature.
- Combine beef, jalapeño, onion, egg and salt and form into 4 flat patties. It is easiest to do this by forming into even balls and then flattening them on parchment paper.
- Grill over hot coals until the center is no longer pink. Serve on a thin bun with fried onions, lettuce and your favorite condiments.