Countdown to the 4th of July! 14 Recipes in 14 Days That Are Sure To Please: DAY 11

Let’s be honest we are all ready to get out, gather, social un-distance, and catch up with friends and family. 4th of July has a tendency to be a big barbecue/potluck kind of holiday and could be just what we need to get us back to the good old days. So we thought we would deliver 14 recipes over the next 14 days counting down to the holiday weekend. We hope our creations inspire your culinary creativity and wow some taste buds at the same time.

Sweet Heat Cream Cheese Burgers

Nothing like a good old fashion burger on the 4th of July. Am I right? Well folks this burger is anything but old fashioned. This burger takes a spin on jalapeno poppers, but mellows out some of that heat by using a sauce that combines marmalade and pineapple juice for a little sweet. Fireworks won’t be the only thing knocking the socks off your guests when you serve them up one of these patties!

Let’s Dig In!

 Sweet Heat Cream Cheese Burgers

You will need the following ingredients:

¾ cup orange marmalade

¼ cup pineapple juice

2 teaspoons cornstarch

1 teaspoon sugar

1 medium jalapeno

4 larger jalapeno

8 oz cream cheese

1 lb 85/15 ground beef

½ lb ground pork

1 egg

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Bread crumbs

Let’s get to cookin:

Step 1: Partially seed and finely dice 1 medium jalapeno

Step 2: Combine orange marmalade, pineapple juice, cornstarch, sugar, and finely diced jalapeno to make sauce, set aside

Step 4: Slice 4 large jalapeno lengthwise, spread flat, and remove seeds.

Step 5: Spread generous amount of cream cheese on the inside of the jalapeno, set aside

Step 6: Combine ground beef, pork, egg, and Worcestershire sauce

Step 7: Add enough bread crumbs to bind mixture and form patties (check out this cool burger press)

Step 8: Divide into 8 patties

Step 9: Cook burgers until done

Step 10: Toast buns

Step 11: Put some sauce on the bottom bun, add burger patty, more sauce, top with cream cheese filled jalapeno half

For an amazing presentation of your hard work, serve on this platter or use these 100% compostable shells. Then grab some napkins and unhinge your jaw because this burger is big and messy!

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