Joseph's favourite recipe - Jalapeño stuffed beef burger

Joseph’s favourite recipes – Entertaining with a Healthy Kick!


Eat Smart’s Joseph enjoys cooking savoury meals and foods with a hot chili kick!  They are always a hit with friends at BBQ’s and for those who only like a mild heat you can use a sweet red chilli instead.
Expert Tip: “Light Mozzerella” has less fat than a regular Light Cheese, and only a small amount will add the texture required.


Try these next time you are hosting a BBQ or watching the Footy (perfect timing for Origin this week!)

Jalapeno Stuffed Beef Burgers                                     (Serves 4)

4 Whole Grain bread rolls

500g lean beef mince

1 egg

100 g Pickled Jalapeno Chilies (+ one Habanero for those looking for extra heat and flavour!)

¼ cup Light Philadelphia cream cheese

¼  cup Light mozzarella cheese

1 tsp Cummin

1 tsp Paprika

1 tabspoon worstershire sauce.

Salads to top the burger (Tomato, cucumber, lettuce, pineapple all go well.


  1. To make burger filling: roughly chop jalapenos and combine with mozzarella philli cheese into a thick paste. (Add habanero to taste/heat tolerance)
  2. To make Burgers:
  • Combine beef mince, cumin, paprika, worstershire sauce and egg in a large mixing bowls. Mix well with hands until all ingredients are uniform, and divide into 4 allotments
  • Take each allotment and further separate into approx. 2/3 “base” and 1/3 “lid
  • Kneed the base of the burger out to approx. 5mm 10cm diameter, and spoon ¼ of the chili mixure onto it.
  • Apply the mince lid and pinch corners to seal.
  • Puncture lid with a fork to allow steam to escape whilst cooking.
  • Repeat for remaining burgers

3.  Cook burgers on a medium heat for 3-5min on each side. Allow to rest covered in foil for 5min (the molten centre will retain a lot of heat).

4.  Construct burger with Multigrain bread rolls and lots of salad.

Author: Joseph Spelta

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