Zesty Roasted Pepper Sauce Burger with Fried Jalapeño

This burger recipe brings a delightful twist to your classic burger with its zesty roasted pepper sauce and the crispy fried jalapeño rings. The unique flavors combine the rich and savory taste of the beef patty with the tangy and slightly spicy notes of the sauce, making each bite an explosion of flavors.

Why You’ll Love This: The key to this burger’s appeal lies in its balance of flavors and textures. The beef patties are juicy and well-seasoned, while the roasted pepper sauce provides a zesty and slightly spicy kick. The fried jalapeño rings add a delightful crunch and heat, complementing the softness of the black burger buns and the creamy melted cheddar. This burger is not just a meal but a gourmet experience that’s sure to impress.


For the Sauce:

  • Olive oil: 1/4 cup
  • Apple cider vinegar: 1 tbsp
  • Roasted red pepper (diced): 1/4 cup
  • Garlic (minced): 1 small clove
  • Pickled jalapeno (diced): 1 tbsp
  • Kosher dill pickle (diced): 1 tbsp
  • Fresh cilantro (chopped): 2 tbsp
  • Hot pepper sauce (optional): 1 tbsp
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Burger Patties:

  • Lean ground beef: 2lbs
  • Shallots (minced): 2 small
  • Garlic (minced): 1 clove
  • Worcestershire sauce: 3 tbsp
  • Barbecue sauce: 1 tbsp
  • Salt: 2 tsp
  • Paprika: 1 1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper: 1 tsp

For Fried Jalapeño:

  • Jalapeño peppers (sliced into rings): 6-8 medium
  • Flour: 3/4 cup
  • Sparkling water: 3/4 cup
  • Garlic powder: 1 tsp
  • Salt: 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder: 1 tsp
  • Baking powder: 1/2 tsp

For the Build:

  • Black Burger Buns: 8
  • Fresh Lettuce Leaves
  • Cheddar cheese
  • Pickled onion
  • Ketchup (optional)


  1. Sauce Preparation: Combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate.
  2. Patty Preparation: Mix ground beef with shallots, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, barbecue sauce, salt, pepper, and paprika. Chill for 45-60 minutes. Form into 8 patties and grill over medium heat until browned, about 3-4 minutes per side.
  3. Fried Jalapeño Preparation: Whisk flour, garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, salt, and baking powder. Add sparkling water to form a batter. Dip jalapeño rings in batter and fry in hot oil at 350F until golden and crispy, about 4-5 minutes.
  4. Assembly: Slice black burger buns and layer with lettuce, hot patty, cheese, roasted pepper sauce, fried jalapeño rings, and optional ketchup. Serve warm.

Enjoy this gourmet burger that perfectly combines juicy patties, tangy sauce, and spicy, crispy jalapeños for an unforgettable meal!

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