Pepper Jack Stuffed Fajita Burgers with Grilled Peppers


Grilled Veggie Topping-
2 green bell peppers, thickly sliced
1 large onion, thickly sliced
2 Tbsp. Colavita Olive Oil
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

Pepper Jack Stuffing-
8 oz. mascarpone cheese, softened
8 oz. pepper jack cheese, shredded

2 pounds ground sirloin
1 1/2 Tbsp. ground cumin
1 1/2 Tbsp. ground chili powder
2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. hot sauce
1 clove garlic, finely minced

Vegetable oil for brushing the grill rack

Salsa Verde Aioli-
1/2 cup salsa verde
1/2 cup mayonaisse

6 Kaiser Rolls, split in half.

1 cup Italian leaf parsely, finely chopped



Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover, or preheat a gas grill to medium-high.

To make the grilled vegetables, placed the thickly sliced bell peppers and the onion in a bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and season with the salt and pepper. Place directly on the grill rack and cook 3-4 minutes per side. When done, finish slicing the pepper and onion into thin cut pieces. Keep warm and set aside.

To make the cheese stuffing, combine the mascarpone cheese and the pepper jack cheese in a bowl, until well blended. Keep handy for use in the next step.

To make the burgers, place the ground sirloin, cumin, chili powder, salt, pepper, hot sauce and garlic in a bowl and mix well. Handle the mixture as little as possible to avoid compacting it. Divide into six portions and shape into patties. Indent the middle of each patty and place a generous spoonful of the cheese stuffing, about 1 oz., into the indented part. Gently close the rest of the meat around the cheese to cover entirely. Re-shape the patties if necessary.

Brush the grill rack with vegetable oil to prevent sticking and place patties directly in the center. Cook 3-4 minutes on each side.

At the same time, place salsa verde and mayonaisse into a food processor. Process until well blended, about 30 seconds. Set aside to assemble.

Place the Kaiser rolls on the outer rim of the grill to toast.

To assemble, drizzle the bottom Kaiser roll with the aioli. Top with a burger patty. Divide the grilled vegetables into six equal portions and top the burger. Sprinkle the chopped parsley on top of the veggies. Drizzle the top Kaiser roll with additional aioli and place on the top of the veggies. Serve Warm!!

Serves 6.