Cooking With My Kids

It’s burger night!  I let my 14 year old take the chef hat; he picked the ingredients, spices, etc.  He loves to be in the kitchen; takes after me 😉  

What fun.  I love it when my kids help me cook- I love the fact that they get the experience and we get to spend time together all at the same time.  Tonight we made some yummy burgers that had a tiny bit of heat with all the flavor (’cause we removed all those mean seeds), and also had the bite of jack cheese.   


Stuffed Jalapeno-Jack Burgers

1 pound ground sirloin

Hamburger buns of your choosing – tonight we used Kaiser rolls

2 good squeezes of Heinz 57

1/2 block Monterey Jack cheese

3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped fine


1 egg

spray for grill


Salt & Pepper

Garlic Salt

Combine the sirloin, Heinz 57, egg, salt and pepper; form into thin patties.  On one patty layer a handful of diced jalapenos, then a handful of jack cheese.  Stack another sirloin burger and press all the sides in to form one patty.  Repeat with the remaining ingredients.  cheese

I love this picture….a little man after my own heart.

Heat grill to medium; add burgers.  Grill for about 6-7 minutes, and then turn.  Grill burgers according to preference.

Slather butter on both sides of 4 buns and sprinkle with garlic salt (or if you made big fat burgers 3) – add to grill and check after about 2-3 minutes.  Remove when butter side is slightly golden.

Serve burgers on buttered buns.


  • Shea

    Shea Goldstein is a writer and the voice behind Dixie Chik Cooks. She's also a recipe developer and brand ambassador. She has been published in several media platforms such as Redbook, Parade, Food Blogger Magazine and more. She has been developing recipes and writing since 2009. Shea is a Southern Belle Who's Thinking About What's For Dinner While Eating Lunch

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  1. Jessafur

    He’s so cute!! How fabulous he is learning to cook.

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