Burgers With Barbecue Sauce, Pepper Jack, and Jalapeños

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 573 calories
    • Calories 251 calories from fat
    • Fat 28 g
    • Sat Fat 11 g
    • Cholesterol 117 mg
    • Sodium 1,195 mg
    • Protein 38 g
    • Carbohydrate 41 g
    • Sugar 8 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 5 mg
    • Calcium 244 mg

Heat grill to medium-high. Form the beef into four ¾-inch-thick patties. Use your fingers to make a shallow well in the top of each patty. (This will prevent overplumping during cooking.) Season with a total of ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper.

Oil the grill and cook the patties with the wells facing up for 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 155° F for medium, 4 to 5 minutes more, topping the burgers with the pepper Jack during the last 3 minutes of cooking.

Grill the rolls until toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Dividing evenly, spread the rolls with the barbecue sauce. Form sandwiches with the rolls, lettuce, burgers, tomato, and jalapeños.

Ingredients

  1. Check 1 1/4 pounds ground chuck (85 percent lean or less)
  2. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  3. Check canola oil, for the grill
  4. Check 4 ounces pepper Jack, sliced
  5. Check 4 kaiser rolls, split
  6. Check 1/4 cup barbecue sauce
  7. Check 4 leaves romaine lettuce
  8. Check 1 large tomato, sliced
  9. Check 1/2 cup sliced pickled jalapeños

Directions

  1. Heat grill to medium-high. Form the beef into four ¾-inch-thick patties. Use your fingers to make a shallow well in the top of each patty. (This will prevent overplumping during cooking.) Season with a total of ½ teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  2. Oil the grill and cook the patties with the wells facing up for 4 to 5 minutes. Flip and cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 155° F for medium, 4 to 5 minutes more, topping the burgers with the pepper Jack during the last 3 minutes of cooking.
  3. Grill the rolls until toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Dividing evenly, spread the rolls with the barbecue sauce. Form sandwiches with the rolls, lettuce, burgers, tomato, and jalapeños.