Do you ever sit and ponder just how many different kinds of meals you can make in the slow cooker? If not, don’t worry. I’ve got you covered! I’d been thinking a lot about burgers lately but not wanting to fire up the grill outside or even the indoor grill I decided it was time to fire up the crockpot instead. If you are lucky enough to have one of these wire rack inserts it will make easy work of turning your slow cooker into a grill of sorts. If not, don’t fret! I don’t have one and I was easily able to improvise. Some aluminum foil made into creative shapes works just as well.
I removed the seeds and ribs from the peppers and these did not turn out spicy at all. Just a lot of good jalapeno flavor. Along with the cheese and a little burger seasoning these are nice and simple yet delicious.
I served these up on some regular old King’s Hawaiian Rolls with a dab of mayo and that’s all she wrote. The creamy of the mayo is the perfect offset to the jalapeno. Okay, okay, so I used a bit more than a dab of mayo. I buy this stuff by the gallon because, sadly, I love it and could drink it. I will eat it on almost anything. Fries, fried fish, onion rings, sandwiches, wraps…. wait, what were we talking about?
- 1 pound lean ground beef (I used 93%)
- 1 - 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced (I used 1½ smallish peppers)
- 1 teaspoon Grill Mates burger or steak seasoning (I used Worcestershire Pub Burger flavor)
- ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 6 mini buns or King's Hawaiian Rolls
- Place a wire rack in bottom of slow cooker or fashion on from aluminum foil (see notes)
- In small bowl mix together hamburger, jalapenos, seasoning and cheese by hand until well mixed
- Form into 6 equal sized mini hamburger patties
- Place on rack in slow cooker
- Cover and cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 until cooked through
- Serve on buns with a dab of mayo or as desired
To make a foil rack for my slow cooker I used about 4-5 feet of foil. I separated it into about 3 sections and rolled it up lengthwise and then coiled it around the bottom of the crock. I didn't follow any particular pattern I just made it so it was close enough together to hold the burgers but with enough space to let any grease drain off.
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