Sunny Anderson makes her Easy on Your Body and Lean Jalapeño Burger, as seen on The Kitchen, season 29.
Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

Sunny's Easy On Your Body and Lean Jalapeno Burger

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings


For the Grill:

For the Toppings:


  1. For the grill: Preheat the grill to 400 degrees F or a cast-iron pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Crumble the beef into a large bowl. Add the salt, seasoning blend and some pepper. Mix the beef mixture gently with your hands so as to not overmix. Just fold the ground beef, don't mush or squeeze the ingredients into the beef. Form 4 patties.
  3. Place the patties and the jalapenos over the direct heat of the grill or into the cast-iron pan. Cook the patties on one side until the meat is seared and releases easily from the grill grates or pan, 3 to 4 minutes. Flip the patties and rotate the jalapenos to get them charred on both sides. Cook until desired doneness on the beef, 3 to 4 more minutes for medium-rare to medium.
  4. For the toppings: Top the burgers with the cheese and transfer to a plate or sheet pan. Cover with aluminum foil for about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, remove the charred jalapenos and chop. Spread over the cheese on the burgers.
  5. Squeeze mustard on both the top and bottom buns if desired. Build the burgers by topping the bottom buns with the cheeseburgers, jalapenos, a pile of red onions, a pile of lettuce and the top buns. Serve.