Leny’s Jalapeno Burger – A Classic Twist
It’s one of those work nights, when all we want to do is go home and veg out. But of course, we gotta eat and it’s the best time to put some of the quick easy recipes to work. Leny’s Jalapeño burger is my version of the classic and simple burger recipe.
I can’t claim full ownership of this recipe. The recipe originated with Rolan’s dad. I tweaked it a little and made it my own. I vividly recall the first time I tasted this burger. Rolan cooked it for dinner and the aroma from the kitchen just made me drool, ha!
So he cooked ONE burger thinking I already had dinner, but I can’t resist and had to have a taste. Rolan apprehensively gave me a tiny piece and I completely understand why he was reluctant sharing it! I would be too! It is so juicy, flavorful, yet uncomplicated burger with a filipino twist to it. I have used this recipe every time we wanted a protein-filled meal that’s satisfying and quick to make.
No need to look up this recipe online or pull it from your recipe box since it is downright basic. I added chopped jalapeños to give it a little kick. This is how it came to be as Leny’s Jalapeno burgers.
The secret to the filipino twist is pickle relish. Yes, you read it right, sweet pickle relish. This secret ingredient gives it a slight tangy, sweet hint of flavor. The key is to squeeze the juice from the relish so your burger doesn’t break apart from too much moisture. Go try this recipe today and give it your own little twist!
- 1 lb lean ground beef (80/20)
- ½ large chopped onion
- ¼ tsp Lawry’s seasoning
- dash of pepper
- 1 tbsp pickle relish (juice squeezed out)
- 1 tbsp chopped jalapeños in a jar (not fresh, water squeezed out)
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp olive oil
- In a bowl, combine all ingredients except olive oil. Lightly mix with a fork. Do not over mix since this will cause your burgers to dry out.
- Divide the meat into 5-6 equal portions. One at a time, flatten into ¾” patties.
- In a skillet, heat olive oil until hot. Lay 1 -2 patties on the pan cooking each side for 5- 6 minutes or until juices are clear.
Serve with toasted burger bun or wrap in lettuce for a protein style burger or better yet, do it the filipino style and serve with steamed rice and a fried egg!