The weather has warmed up and that means lots of grilling. One of our favorite things to enjoy on the grill are hamburgers. Of course, I get bored easily so our burgers don’t typically just consist of ketchup and mustard. For Memorial Day, we cooked burgers on the grill and I made a jalapeno ranch Colby burger.
The idea for this burger came as I was killing time at Walmart while H was in gymnastics one evening. The store had a little basket of jalapenos at the end of the salad dressing aisle and I just knew it was meant to go in one of the dressings. From there, it was easy to select cheeses to go on my burger. Our Walmart even carries fresh meat so I got every thing I needed for our Memorial Day barbecue in that one trip.
I love the combination of the cool ranch with spicy jalapenos minced in it. I used pickled jalapenos in the ranch dressing but mixed fresh jalapenos in the burger.
Adding the extra Colby cheese on top just adds another dimension of flavor that is perfect.
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 jalapeno minced
- 1/2 cup shredded Kraft Colby jack cheese
- 3/4 cup Kraft ranch dressing
- 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices minced
- 4 slices Kraft Colby jack cheese
In a large bowl, combine ground beef, jalapeno and shredded cheese. Using hands, mix well until jalapeno and cheese are evenly distributed. Form into hamburgers.
Heat grill to medium heat. Cook burgers over flame until desired level of doneness.
In a small bowl, combine ranch dressing and pickled jalapeno. Stir well.
Place each burger on a hamburger bun, top with Colby jack cheese slice and jalapeno ranch.
This jalapeno ranch has become a favorite for sandwiches and even a dip for vegetables. The little bit of heat that the jalapenos bring is perfect. On this burger, I just love it mixed with the melted cheese.
What is your favorite way to enjoy a burger? Do you do a lot of grilling during the summer?