Bacon Jalapeno Smashburgers Recipe

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.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    Slice the red onion and jalapeño crosswise as thinly as you can.
  3. Step 3

    Cut the bacon in half crosswise. 
  4. Step 4

    Working the meat as little as possible, roll the ground chicken into 4 (4-ounce) meatballs, then press down slightly to give them flat tops.
  5. Step 5

    Warm 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. 
  6. Step 6

    Cook the bacon in batches until crisp, 8 to 10 minutes total. Transfer the bottom buns.
  7. Step 7

    Season 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.
  8. Step 8

    Flip 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.