Ever have your tastes completely change?
Something happened to me a few years ago. I began to develop a taste for spice. Like hot spice. I was in Arizona at a wings place and I don’t even know why, but the Mango Habanero sauce just sounded good.
And it was. Even though it was so hot I could barely eat it, I loved it. [Read about that harrowing tale in my Sriracha Chicken Salad post]
This from a girl who has suspected that some “mild” salsas were tragically mislabeled.
Sometimes it’s because your body needs something specific.
A few months after I’d started doing Trim Healthy Mama, I began to develop a ravenous pepper craving. Hot, mild, sweet, sour…didn’t care as long as it was peppers. I’ve since learned that it was probably due to finally being able to hear my body’s
cues desperate cries for certain nutrients. Since I’ve started paying attention to those cries and adding extra nutrients, I don’t crave the peppers anymore.
I still love hot and spicy though! This tasty burger and sassy sriracha burger sauce came about because I needed something quick and easy and I was feeling like some beef and spice.
Use as much…or little…jalapeno as you like. Since I’m the only one in my family that will eat a jalapeno burger, I just hack off a chunk and dice it up when I’m making this.
Layers of heat for complex flavor!
You can also leave out the jalapenos and just make plain burgers and top with the Sriracha Burger Sauce. It’s still delicious! But I like it better with layers of heat. You’ve got the green zing of jalapeno, the cayenne from My Favorite Creole Seasoning Blend, and the unique garlicky goodness of Sriracha. I’m making myself hungry just typing this!
Hey, I haven’t had lunch yet. I need pictures…excuse me, I’ll be right back…
The life of a blogger…
Trim Healthy Mamas, here’s the skinny on these Jalapeno Burgers with Sriracha Burger Sauce.
This recipe is one of those satisfying S recipes. That means we need to keep our carbs low, mamas! After several years of eating gluten free, I learned to prefer my burgers without a bun. Peppery arugula is a fantastic greens option for making a “burger salad” with this recipe. Or, choose a low carb bread option from the THM Cookbook or other on plan low carb bread.
Are you ready for a beefy, spicy burger? Let’s get busy!
Jalapeno Burger with Sriracha Burger Sauce
A spicy little number that's sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next grill party! Just as tasty cooked in a cast iron skillet on your stove top and topped with my creamy, spicy Sriracha Burger Sauce, it makes a tasty THM S meal. Low carb, gluten free.
- 1 lb lean, grassfed ground beef or other ground meat
- 2-3 Tbs minced, fresh onion
- 1-2 Jalapeno peppers (or more if desired), seeded and chopped
- 2-4 tsp My Favorite Creole Seasoning Blend
- 4 tsp Bragg's Liquid Aminos (this is salty so don't add any other salt or cut back if you do. I love THM Mineral Salt!)
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- capers (optional)
Sriracha Burger Sauce
- Combine hamburger and seasonings and mix well.
- Form into 4 patties.
- Cook to your desired level of doneness. Great on the grill or in a cast iron skillet!
Sriracha Burger Sauce
- Mix all ingredients well.
While my recipes are not officially endorsed by Trim Healthy Mama, I do my best to ensure they meet plan guidelines. Always refer to the THM plan book for complete information.
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