Smothered Pepper Jack Burgers
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Smothered Pepper Jack Burgers

Smothered Pepper Jack Burgers

with Spicy Ketchup and BBQ Sweet Potato Fries

This burger that stacks up against the best, literally: each bun holds a beef patty that’s been smothered in melted pepper jack cheese AND sautéed peppers and onions. Just in case that doesn’t make this burger a front-runner for first-place, let’s introduce the secret weapon: a special spicy ketchup with hot sauce that you can add to taste. If you aren’t blown away yet, you will be when you’re holding this bad boy in your hands.

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Bereidingstijd35 minuten


/ Voor 4 personen

4 unit

Sweet Potato

2 unit

Yellow Onion

2 unit

Long Green Pepper

2 tablespoon

Sweet and Smoky BBQ Seasoning

20 ounce

Ground Beef

1 cup

Pepper Jack Cheese

(Bevat Milk)

2 teaspoon

Hot Sauce

4 unit

Potato Buns

(Bevat Eggs, Milk, Soy, Wheat)

Zelf toevoegen

5 teaspoon

Vegetable Oil

Kosher Salt




/ per gerecht
Energy (kJ)3891 kJ
Calories930 kcal
Fat45 g
Saturated Fat17 g
Carbohydrate88 g
Sugar23 g
Dietary Fiber8 g
Protein40 g
Cholesterol125 mg
Sodium950 mg


Small Bowl
Baking Sheet
Large Bowl



Adjust rack to top position, then preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash and dry all produce. Cut sweet potatoes into ½-inch-thick wedges (like steak fries). Halve, peel, and thinly slice onions. Core and deseed green peppers, then thinly slice. In a small bowl, combine ketchup and hot sauce (to taste).

Roast Sweet Potatoes

Toss sweet potatoes on a baking sheet with a large drizzle of oil, salt, pepper, and half the BBQ seasoning. Bake on top rack, flipping once, until browned and tender, 20-25 minutes.

Cook Onions and Peppers

Meanwhile, heat a large drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and green peppers and cook, stirring, until browned and softened, 7-9 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Turn off heat; remove from pan and set aside. Wipe out pan.

Stuff Patties

In a large bowl, combine beef, remaining BBQ seasoning, and a large pinch of salt and pepper. Divide mixture in fourths. Flatten each piece into a wide, roughly ½-inch-thick round. Set aside half the cheese. Divide remaining cheese between the center of each round. Fold edges of meat around cheese, shaping and sealing to create cheese-stuffed patties. Season all over with salt and pepper.

Cook Patties

Heat a large drizzle of oil in same pan over medium-high heat. Cook patties to desired doneness, 3-5 minutes per side. Carefully top each patty with a layer of onions and peppers (you may have extra), then top with remaining cheese. Cover pan until cheese melts, about 1 minute.

Toast Buns and Serve

While burgers cook, halve buns and place on another baking sheet. Toast in oven until golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Spread cut sides of buns with spicy ketchup. Top bun bottoms with smothered patties. Drizzle with any remaining hot sauce if desired. Serve with sweet potatoes (and any remaining onions and peppers) on the side.