Make a Jalapeno Cream Cheese Burger Like Roadhouse (It's Famous)! by Donna John

6 years ago

Make a Jalapeno Cream Cheese Burger Like Roadhouse (It's Famous)!

A restaurant in Bastrop, Texas, had been tempting my husband and I for a while. So on our trip home from Rocksprings, we decided to stop at Roadhouse instead of our regular Mexican restaurant. My husband was shocked when I looked at the menu for maybe 10 seconds and knew what I wanted (I usually study the menu like it’s a life or death decision). What got me? The words “One of Texas Monthly’s 50 Best Burgers in Texas!” Sold. I ordered the Jalapeno Cream Cheese Burger. Right. Decision. Amazing. Here’s how you can make one similar at home. 

You’ll need:

  • sourdough or jalapeno sourdough bun (or your favorite)
  • ground beef (80/20 is the best for burgers)
  • salt and pepper
  • cream cheese (or whipped cream cheese)
  • jalapenos, either roasted or fresh, thinly sliced
  • lettuce
  • tomato
  • condiments of choice: ketchup, mayo, mustard

Here’s how to make them:

  1. Shape your ground beef into patties. Season with salt and pepper. Grill to desired doneness.
  2. If using brick cream cheese, whip by hand until it's a little loose. If using whipped cream cheese from a tub, it’s ready to roll.
  3. If desired, throw buns on the grill for a minute or two to slightly toast. 
  4. Assemble burger by placing meat on bottom bun, adding a heaping spoonful of cream cheese and topping with the jalapenos, lettuce and tomato. (You could also mix the jalapenos directly into the cream cheese.)
  5. Serve with condiments.

Read the Texas Monthly article "The 50 Greatest Burgers in Texas!"

Donna John
When I saw it was National Burger Day, I had to share. The sweet, creamy cream cheese and spicy jalapenos are an amazing combination! If you're planning a road trip through Texas, make sure it goes through Bastrop (the state park is right behind the restaurant).
Elisa Schmitz, 30Seconds
OMG, this sounds too good to be true! And on National Burger Day, how can you say no, LOL! Thanks for blowing my clean eating plan, Donna John! ;-)
Donna John
I know! Bad timing after that great chat last night with Danielle Omar! Cheat day?

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