Spicy Jalapeno Burgers with Honey Mustard Sauce

These beautiful burgers aren’t your typical hamburger. They’re elevated a level above, using only the freshest and cleanest ingredients. No refined carbs here, sorry folks 😉

I made these burgers back when I could stand good, clean, unprocessed foods. (as to why I can’t stand such foods anymore, that’s a story for another time). That means instead of mayo, white hamburger buns, and ketchup, I used alternatives and yes, it still turned out amazing!

Using Dave’s Killer Bread (that really is the brand name), I assembled jalapeno beef patties with red onions, white cheddar cheese, sauteed mushroom, and my delicious homemade honey mustard sauce. Let me admit to you, there is NO holding back for me when it comes to burgers.

The honey mustard sauce pairs so so so perfectly with  spicy, savory beef patties. Mushrooms sauteed in butter add an earthy flavor, and the red onions give a crunch and extra oomph!

Don’t wait to try them out…and feel free to replace the bread with any bun, this burger tastes good with any type of bun!

Spicy Jalapeno Burgers

Yield: 4-5 patties

Spicy Jalapeno Burgers


  • 2 pounds regular ground beef (80:20 ratio of lean to fat) 
  • 1 medium yellow onion
  • 1 small jalapeno 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Blend the onion and jalapeno in a food processor until a paste is formed. 
  2. Mix the onion paste and seasoning into the ground beef. 
  3. Form into 4 or 5 patties, depending on how big you want. The patties will shrink as the fat gets released when you cook. 
  4. Refrigerate the patties while you assemble your other ingredients. Possible toppings: sliced red onions, mushrooms sauteed in butter, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, etc. 
  5. Heat a pan or grill until hot. Brush the pan with some oil and pan fry the patties. Cook the burgers on each side until nicely browned. 
  6. Assemble the burgers: bread/bun, patty, cheese, mushrooms, onions, and honey mustard sauce (recipe below).
Clean Eating Honey Mustard Sauce
(Makes about 1 cup)
1 cup plain yogurt (Greek style works best)
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 tsp seasoning salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
1) Combine all ingredients until a smooth sauce is formed. Serve with burgers or sweet potato fries.
I really hope you try these recipes out! Enjoy!

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