Jalapeno Popper Beer Can Burger


That wasn’t a typo. It’s not beer can chicken.

It’s a beer can burger.

Basically, you’re forming a burger patty and shoving a can of beer in the center, and wrapping the sides around the bottom of the can to form a well.

It’s actually fun, and what you stuff it with it is only limited by your imagination. After you wrap the meat around the beer can, remove the can and fill it with whatever the hell you want to.

This one I decided to stuff with jalapeno popper goodies.

I didn’t use bacon because my experience with using it as a stuffing hasn’t exactly been fantastic – it became kind of limp and weird. I still achieved the taste I was looking for, however, with black forest ham, jalapeños, cream cheese and white sharp cheddar.

I probably should have actually wrapped them in bacon, but I didn’t think about it until these were made. Soooo, I’ll definitely be doing that next time to see how that works out.

After you fill your little “well”, you make another burger and carefully place it on top, sealing the edges.


Then grill or pan fry. If you pan fry, make sure to cover it after you flip it so the center gets done.


I discovered this stuffed burger using a beer can from Kelly at Wildflour’s Cottage Kitchen. She’s a fellow food blogger that makes some pretty amazing food. Check her out.

This burger is exceptional.

I’ve made so many burgers, I know, but this one truly is special. It also gets a lot of attention.


The filling in this burger held together very well. I was a little worried about it, mainly because of the cream cheese, but it did amazing.

I also made this amazing buttermilk cilantro lime sauce, and although you don’t need it for this particular burger, it’s damn good.

Jalapeno Popper Beer Can Burger

I almost piled a bunch of things on like lettuce and tomato, but I decided to taste it as it was, and it really was enough. I think if I added anything else it would have taken away from the taste.

Here’s my brother’s version topped with spicy mustard…

I prefer adding arugula, red onions, fresh tomatoes… Sometimes I have to reign myself in when it comes to overdoing the condiments, but if you’re like me it’s hard to resist throwing on just one more.


Here’s your printable-

Jalapeno Popper Beer Can Burger

Jalapeno Popper Beer Can Burger

All the flavors of a jalapeno popper stuffed into a big, juicy burger.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • 1/2 lb ground chuck
  • 2 tbsp Moore's Original Marinade 
  • 1 beer can
  • 2 fresh jalapenos, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, at room temp
  • 4 oz sharp white cheddar, shredded or chopped
  • 4 oz Black Forest ham, chopped
  • 1 splash Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 burger buns, toasted
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 1 tbsp sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    Combine ground chuck and marinade, and form into 4 burgers, reserving enough beef to form a cap (or small, thin burger) for each burger.

    With the bottom of the beer can, smash the can in the middle of each, forming a well in the center, and wrap the meat mixture around the bottom of can.

    Combine the rest of ingredients, and add an equal amount to each burger "well".

    Top with smaller burger and pinch to seal.

    Add burgers to a large oven safe pan over medium high heat, splash each with Worcestershire and sear on each side for 1-2 minutes to brown.

    Add to hot oven, cover and broil for 7-10 minutes on each side. OR - Grill or smoke it - These on the smoker are AMAZING!

    Combine buttermilk through salt in a jar and shake it.

    Serve burgers with or without sauce on a toasted bun.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 613Total Fat: 33gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 119mgSodium: 2686mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 1gSugar: 9gProtein: 36g

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  • Reply
    August 26, 2017 at 9:33 AM

    These are seriously yummy!

  • Reply
    August 23, 2017 at 2:15 PM

    That’s one super-stuffed burger! Now there was me thinking you were going to steam the burger in beer 🙂
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  • Reply
    August 23, 2017 at 2:07 PM

    Holleeee Shmollleeee, now this is a burger! Love the creaminess that’s just oozing w/every bite!!

  • Reply
    Christine @ Christine's Pantry
    August 23, 2017 at 12:34 PM

    Now that’s a burger! Yum!

  • Reply
    Lynn Elliott Vining
    August 23, 2017 at 12:07 PM

    I showed this to my hubby when you posted it, and he accused me a spouse abuse because I didn’t have the stuff to make them! Maybe he’ll bring the ingredients home! Looks amazing!!! <3

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