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Jalapeño Cheddar Burger with Charred Corn Mayo

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Spicy jalapeños + sharp cheddar cheese and charred sweet corn mayo = burger perfection!
Course Mains & Entrees
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, burgers, cheddar, corn, jalapeño, mayonnaise, sharp cheddar
Prep Time 35 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Additional Time 13 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 6 burgers
Calories 802
Author Laurie McNamara



  • 3 ears sweet corn grilled until slightly charred and kernels removed
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • 2 pounds ground beef 80/20
  • 2 small jalapeños seeded and finely diced
  • 1/2 cup finely diced yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup cilantro minced
  • 2 tablespoons worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 slices of sharp cheddar cheese


  • 8 toasted hamburger buns
  • 6 lettuce leaves
  • sliced tomato
  • sliced red onion



  • In the bowl of a small food processor; add the mayo, corn kernels, garlic, salt and pepper. Pulse a few times until combined. The mayo should be chunky still with a few kernels of corn. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • In a large bowl break up the two pounds of ground chuck. Add the onions, jalapeno, cilantro, Worcestershire, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Use a fork to gently combine the ingredients.
  • Divide the meat into six portions and form into patties, making a shallow divot in the center of each.
  • Preheat grill to high. Once hot, reduce the temperature to medium/medium-high and place the burgers onto the grills grate. Cover and grill for 5-6 minutes. Flip the burgers and place the cheddar on top of each burger and grill for 4-6 more minutes or until desired doneness.
  • Top the toasted buns with the corn mayo, lettuce, burger patties, tomato and red onion and serve.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 802kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 1132mg | Potassium: 652mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2173IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 352mg | Iron: 6mg