Southwest Pepper Jack Burgers

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Just look at that juicy, perfectly grilled burger patty! Mixed with the meat is jalapeno, cilantro, green onion, egg, Panko bread crumbs, and southwest spices. There is no lack of flavor here! And then to top it all off is a slice of Sargento's Natural Pepper Jack Cheese that packs in a little more heat. And can I just say, I not only love the taste of this cheese, but it's also so easy to use/separate because between each slice is parchment paper. Genius!

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So not only does this burger have a delicious patty, it's also topped with only the most yummy and fresh toppings-- 100% real cheese, homemade guacamole, salsa, and cilantro. You can't go wrong with guacamole, am I right?! Whip up these tasty burgers for your next barbecue. They'll be a hit!

Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 30 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
For the Patties:
1 pound ground round
4 slices Sargento Pepper Jack Natural Cheese Slices
1 egg
1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 jalapeno, minced
2 green onions
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon ground chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin

For Assembling:
4 hamburger buns
4 green lettuce leaves
Guacamole (recipe below)
Salsa

For the guacamole:
2 avocados
1 roma tomato
1/2 jalapeno, minced
3 tablespoons cilantro
3 tablespoons onion, minced
Juice of 1 lime
Garlic salt to taste

Directions:
  1. Make guacamole by mixing all guacamole ingredients together in a bowl. Refrigerate and make burgers.
  2. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  3. In a large bowl, mix all burger ingredients until well combined. Form into four equal patties. Cook patties on grill for 5-7 minutes each side or until done. About 1 minute before done, place cheese on each patty and buns on the grill to toast. Remove from grill when cheese is melted and buns are toasted.
  4. Assemble burgers on buns with a lettuce leaf, patty, guacamole, salsa, and cilantro. Serve with extra guacamole.
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Compensation for this post was provided by Sargento Foods via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Sargento Foods or AOL.
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