Nacho Jalapeño Cheese Burger with Cumin Chili Ketchup

 Nacho jalapeno burger

This Burger favorite has mixed in jalapeños and crumbled nachos.   Served with a delicious Cumin Chili Ketchup. Cheese on top, grilled peppers and onions, a fried egg, and creamy guacamole to  balance it all out!

I make these burgers from pork shoulder that I chop myself in the food processor. But you can use ground pork, beef or a mixture of both. 

I like to serve them with more Nachos on the side rather than fries. Let the Fiesta begin!

Nacho jalapeno burger

Nacho jalapeno burger

Makes 4 servings


  • 1 Pound lean ground Pork
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup lightly crushed Nachos, regular kind. Leave it chunky.
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and grated
  • 1/2 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. ground Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. Oregano
  • 4  slices cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 7 slices jalapeños
  • 8 ounces your favorite guacamole
  • 1/4 tsp. Cumin
  • A few drops hot sauce
  • 1/3 cup Ketchup
  • 4 eggs, fried
  • 1 onion, sliced thin
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. Olive oil
  • Lettuce

Nacho jalapeno burger

Nacho jalapeno burger


Cube the meat if you are chopping it yourself and place it in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer for 30 minutes. This will make the chopping much easier.

Pulse for a few times in the food processor until you have a consistency of ground meat.

Place in a bowl and combine ground pork, 1 tablespoon olive oil, egg yolk, chopped onion, garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, cumin, oregano, 3 chopped slices Jalapeños and crushed nachos.

Mix with a wooden spoon or your hands and separate into 4, form into patties.

Heat a large griddle pan and spray  with olive oil.

Place the burgers on the griddle a leave for 5 minutes, turn over and place cheese on top. Cook for another 4 minutes or until cooked through.

Meanwhile cook the onions and peppers in an other pan with the tablespoon of olive oil.

Quickly fry the eggs in a little olive oil.

Mix 1/4 tsp cumin and a few drops hot sauce with 1/3 cup ketchup and set aside.

Brush cut side of buns with butter. Place the rolls on the griddle butter side down to toast.

When the burger is done, put some cumin chili ketchup on the bun first, then lettuce. Then Guacamole.  Place the burger on top. Top with grilled peppers and onions and a slice of  jalapeño, and top with a fried egg.


Myra XO

Nacho jalapeno burger

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6 thoughts on “Nacho Jalapeño Cheese Burger with Cumin Chili Ketchup

    • The Cooking spoon says:

      Thank you ! 😊 exactly my thought, meat and nachos, what more can you ask for, right?

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