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Featuring melty grilled cheese burgers.

Grilled Cheese Burgers

Take your taste buds on a wild ride with this Grilled Cheese Burger, loaded with shaved jalapenos & onions, and two kinds of melty cheese. Don’t let the heat scare you though – the creaminess of the cheese and the savory onion balance out the spice perfectly.

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Burgers 1x


  • 1 jalapeno, sliced thin
  • 1/2 small red onion, sliced thin
  • 12 ounces of ground beef, 80/20, split into 3-ounce portions
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 slices of American cheese
  • 2 slices of Havarti cheese
  • 2 hamburger buns, brioche or potato
  • Mayo or melted butter for toasting


  1. Preheat your griddle to a medium-heat. Use a slightly lower heat for the second burner, which will be used to toast the hamburger buns.
  2. Sear the burgers and toppings. Place the shaved jalapenos and onions into 2 small piles on the hot surface. Immediately place a portion of ground beef on top of each. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Allow the meat to sear for about 3-4 minutes until it gets crispy underneath and can be flipped.
  3. Flip the burgers. Using your spatula, scrape underneath and flip each burger. Add the slice of Havarti cheese to 1 of the patties.
  4. Toast the buns. Place the curved side of the buns down directly onto the griddle and press down gently. Allow them to toast for about 2 minutes and flip to the flat side which should be buttered (or slathered with mayo). Add a slice of American cheese to each of the buns.
  5. Assemble the grilled cheese burgers. Stack the two burger patties so the Havarti cheese is between them, and place them onto a toasted bun with the American cheese. Flip the other bun so the cheese is sandwiching the burgers. It’s time to eat!
  6. Keep them warm (optional). Place the burgers in a sheet of aluminum foil and wrap them tight. This helps to keep them warm while also melting the cheese further.


  • Have everything prepared in advance before cooking the burgers, otherwise you’ll be rushing to grab the next ingredients.
  • Don’t forget to butter the buns with some mayo or butter before you get started.
  • Author: Brad Prose
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Burgers & Sandwiches
  • Method: Griddle
  • Cuisine: Burger

Keywords: grilled cheese, grilled cheese burger, smash burger, jalapenos, cheeseburger

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