This spicy Jalapeno Burger is perfect for summer grilling (and just as delicious cooked on a stove top). The creamy Sriracha Burger Sauce adds another layer of delicious heat. Trim Healthy Mamas will love these S-style burgers as well as low-carbers. Get your spicy burger on!
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 add jalapenos to my burger (and a bit more Creole seasoning).
My mother in law loves these spicy jalapeno burgers and they often appear at family cookouts in the summer.
Layer The Heat For Complex Jalapeno Burger Flavor!
Technically, you can leave out the jalapenos and just make plain burgers and top with the Sriracha Burger Sauce. It’s still delicious!
But, it’s 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.
How To Fit My Tasty Jalapeno Burgers Into Your THM Meal Plan.
This recipe is one of those super 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.
Some of my favorite low carb breads to try:
Low Carb Bread in a Mug THM S
Mock Rye Bread THM S
Coconut Flour Flat Bread THM S
Best Keto Dinner Rolls (in the photos on this page) THM S or FP
Healthy Breads, Buns, and Biscuits THM S or E RECIPES LISTED
Swiss Bread, THM FP, page 196 in the first Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook
For a THM XO (Crossover) have your jalapeno burger on a THM E bun.
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.
- capers (optional)
- 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
Sriracha Burger Sauce
- 2 Tbs mayonnaise
- 2 Tbs sour cream
- 4 tsp Sriracha sauce
- 3/4 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp Bragg’s Liquid Aminos
MAKE THE BURGERS
- Combine hamburger and seasonings and mix well.
- Form into 4 patties.
- Cook 7 to 10 minutes, flipping once, or to your desired level of doneness. Great on the grill or in a cast iron skillet.
MAKE THE SRIRACHA BURGER SAUCE
- Mix all ingredients well.
- Adjust flavors as desired.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1 burger
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 321Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 88mgSodium: 3179mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 33g
Nutrition information is approximate and based on the best knowledge available at the time of recipe publication. Your results may vary due to differences in ingredients.
There are no jalapenos listed with the ingredients, but the directions refer to jalapenos and the very name of the recipe is Jalapeno Burger. Did you accidentally omit the jalapenos in the ingredients list?
Oh my goodness, I sure did! Thank you for pointing that out, Carol! I will fix that right now 🙂
It’s there… 1 to 2 jalapeños
These were amazing and my kids even liked them, though some of them skipped the sauce. I think they’re a new family favorite! We did add an egg to help the burger stick together. One egg for 2 lbs of meat was plenty.
Hi Rochelle! I’m so glad to hear your family loved these – especially the kids! I’m the only one who loves spicy at my house. Great idea on adding an egg, I’ll have to try that next time! Thanks for stopping by!
Lia Hasier says
I’m just diving into this THM thing and LOVE Sriracha, but thought I’d have to give it up because it has sugar. So we can use it?????
Hi Lia, thanks for asking that terrific question!
The amount of sugar in Sriracha shouldn’t be a problem – unless you’re eating it by the bowl 😉 Just like with an occasional treat of 85% dark chocolate, it’s fine to use in moderation. Plus, there’s also the metabolism booster provided by the peppers. You can also make your own Sriracha if you’d rather not have ANY sugar. Some brands have less than others, too so read labels and decide accordingly. Thanks for stopping by!
This was my question also! I Googled “Can I have sriracha on THM?” and ended up here, LOL. I adore sriracha and I put some on my Egg Roll in a Bowl tonight, but I worried about the sugar. Then I figured the amount might in fact be negligible and I forgot about the hot-pepper metabolism factor, too! YAY! Glad I found you and I’m looking forward to trying your recipes!
Yay, glad you found me! And that I could put your mind at ease 😉 Hope you like my recipes, let me know what you think. Thanks so much for stopping by and saying hi!
Hi! I just wanted to tell you that I made these tonight and they were absolutely amazing! I did do a couple minor changes to the recipe in terms of amounts (My creole seasoning had salt, so I lessened the aminos), but I loved it so much! I didn’t even make the sriracha sauce with it, I just put some of it on my mayo on my on-plan bread. My husband said these may be the best burgers he has ever had. Thanks for posting the recipe, I think this will be a frequent dish here now!
Dawn Yoder says
Thanks so much for coming back and letting me know you loved them. I think they are fabulous too! If you get a chance to grill them this summer they are even better 😉