Stuffed Poblano Topped Burger

Recently, we had made the most delightful serrano pepper jelly and started to look for ways to use it.  A friend of ours said she thought it would taste great on a burger.  So here we are trying it on burger!  To keep in theme of the pepper, we whipped up some stuffed poblanos to top the burger with.

Quite frankly, any stuffed pepper is going to work with this burger idea. So, if you have a favorite stuffed pepper recipe you prefer, go for it!  The main point is that you want a savory spicy bite to top your burger with. As a matter of fact, I am going to try this again, with cream cheese stuffed jalapeno poppers in the near future.  THIS burger is topped with a poblano that is stuffed with onion, poblano pepper, cheese and cornmeal to bind and create a polenta type consistency to mimic the corn masa in a tamale a bit.

You can use your favorite store bought pepper jelly, or make your own! Need a recipe?  Check out mine ~ Serrano Pepper Jelly  If  your  not the type to enjoy sweeter burgers and prefer to stay savory, go ahead and try this burger without the pepper jelly.

Stuffed Poblano Pepper, with serrano pepper jelly topped burger

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Stuffed Poblano Topped Burger
Instructions
For the Stuffed Poblano Peppers
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cut lengthwise, 2 medium to large poblano peppers and remove seeds and stem, set aside
  3. In a medium size bowl, add the additional poblano pepper, chopped onion, cheddar cheese, cornmeal, cumin, chili pepper and salt and combine. It will be very crumbly.
  4. Add the chicken broth and mix thoroughly. This will be fairly watery
  5. Place your poblano halves onto an oiled baking sheet, or in a baking dish
  6. Fill the poblanos with the cornmeal mixture a little at a time, make sure the filling reaches into all the crevices
  7. If you have extra filling, (like we did) fill up extra peppers, or put the extra cornmeal filling into a ramekin for a tasty treat later.
  8. Cover tightly with tinfoil and bake for 30 minutes
  9. Allow to cool a bit and set up before topping your burger (maybe 5 minutes). If you want more color, put your peppers under a broiler for a minute or two.
The Burger
  1. Take one pound of ground beef and make four 1/4 pound burgers.
  2. Fry your burgers to taste.
  3. Turn off the stove and top each burger with cheddar cheese and cover to melt.
  4. Place each burger on your favorite burger bun and top with poblano pepper and pepper jelly
  5. ~Enjoy!

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