Barbecue Jalapeño Burgers

These Barbecue Jalapeño Burgers are amazing. Sweet and tangy homemade barbecue sauce combined with the spiciness of the jalapeño, these will satisfy any fast food burger craving that you have!

The Paleo Sandwich Thins can be a pain to make but they really hold it all together, you’ll never miss the grain!

Barbecue season is officially upon us and I have the perfect burger to make for you and your guests. Every time we have had a barbecue my husband has made these amazing Barbecue Jalapeño Burgers and our guests have gone crazy over them.

Hamburgers are synonymous for barbecue’s so why not “spice” up yours with these extra ordinary and healthy burgers. They are really easy to prepare and will leave everyone wanting more.

This Summer your house will be the house that everyone is wanting to go to. With these delicious treats, you will quickly become the favorite house of the neighborhood.

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Barbecue Jalapeño Burgers

Print Recipe


  • 1.3 lbs Lean Ground Meat
  • 1/2 large Yellow Onion
  • 1 large Jalapeno
  • 2 tsp Minced Onion dried
  • 2 tsp Parsley
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • Pepper
  • Cheddar/Jack Cheese Optional
  • 1/2 cup Homemade Barbecue Sauce
  • All your favorite hamburger fixings!


  • Pre-heat cast iron pan to medium. These work well on the BBQ too!
  • Roughly chop onion and jalapeño and throw it in your food processor. Pulse, Pulse, Pulse, until the onion and the jalapeño are finely chopped.
  • Using your hands gently combine jalapeño/onion mixture, meat, minced onion, parsley, and salt. The more you work the meat the tougher it will become so only mix until just combined.
  • Form patties, this mixture makes about six. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Once your cast iron is pre-heated add a swirl of olive oil. Then add burger patties.
  • When the patties are cooked half way through, flip and reduce the heat to medium low.
  • Add barbecue sauce to the tops of the burgers and then add a thin slice of cheese (optional).
  • Cover cast iron with a lid and let burgers continue cooking, about 5-8 minutes. 
  • Serve with your favorite fixings and Paleo Sandwich thins instead of a bun.
Author: Brittany Williams


  1. These burgers are probably the household favorite!!! We aren’t bbq or jalapeño fans…but that makes no difference! These burgers are incredible no matter what!

  2. I’m very new to this all – eating well & the Instant Pot both – and have a question. Do you think this would work as individual meatballs? And in your experience, do you have any idea how long they’d cook in the Instant Pot. Thanks in advance! You’re inspirational!!

  3. I know everyone usually takes an eating plan and modifies it to their own liking and that’s great! I do get concerned though when modified eating plans aren’t noted as such and Paleo seekers are led to these variations without a note of these variations, such as the dairy in this Cheddar Burger recipe. Please consider making a note that this is more a Primal recipe than Paleo. Thank you.

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