5 fresh jalapeño peppers
4 pounds ground beef
salt and pepper to taste
1 large egg
1/4 cup steak sauce, optional (e.g. Heinz 57)
1/4 cup minced white onion
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™)
1 pinch dried oregano
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 cup crushed Fritos® corn chips
8 large potato hamburger buns
8 slices pepperjack cheese
Preheat a grill for high heat.
* When the grill is hot, roast the jalapeño peppers until blackened on all sides.
Place in a plastic bag to sweat and loosen the blackened skin.
Rub the skin off, then seed if desired, and chop.*
In a large bowl, use your hands to mix together the chopped jalapeños, ground beef, salt, pepper, egg, steak sauce, onion, hot pepper sauce, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt and Fritos®.
Divide into 8 balls, and flatten into patties.
Grill patties for 10 to 15 minutes, turning once, or until well done.
I always drink one beer, then flip, drink another beer, then remove from the grill and place on buns.
Top each one with a slice of pepperjack cheese.