Bacon Jalapeno Smashburgers Recipe
These chicken burgers from I Dream of Dinner (So You Don’t Have To) are full of fun, delicious secrets. They're a win, win, win for a quick weeknight dinner or summertime barbecue.
- Serves: 4 persons
- 1small red onion
- 8bacon slices
- 1pound ground chicken
- 4burger buns
Step 1Gather the ingredients.
Step 2Slice the red onion and jalapeño crosswise as thinly as you can.
Step 3Cut the bacon in half crosswise.
Step 4Working the meat as little as possible, roll the ground chicken into 4 (4-ounce) meatballs, then press down slightly to give them flat tops.
Step 5Warm the oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat, then toast the cut sides of the burger buns in batches, 1 to 2 minutes per batch. Transfer to plates.
Step 6Cook the bacon in batches until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes total. Transfer the bottom buns.
Step 7Season 2 of the meatballs generously with salt and pepper. Place them far apart in the skillet. Using a rubber or fish spatula, smash the meatballs down as thin as you can. Top each with a handful of the onions and jalapeños, then press them into the meat. Cook, untouched, until browned, about 2 minutes.
Step 8Flip the patties and cook until the chicken is cooked through and the onions are golden, about another 1 1/2 minutes. Place the patties on the buns. Repeat with the remaining ground chicken, onions, and jalapeño. Serve immediately.