Firecracker Burgers

Fire up the grill and get your party started with a Sis-Boom-Bang!  You can plan on Firecracker Burgers to pack some heat.
Your mouth will POP with the cast of characters.
For each pound of ground beef plan on 4 quarter-pound burgers. Add chopped chilies, beef instant bouillon, and cayenne pepper.
Grill each patty for approximately 10 minutes for each side.  My guy likes to cook it on low heat setting so that it cooks just barely, all the way through.  We like our meat cooked “medium,” just barely pink in the middle.  Adjust that time according to your grill and how you like your meat cooked.
Along with the patty this is the star of the show, such yummy cheese on these burgers!
I grill my buns, lightly butter and grill over medium heat for just a couple minutes.  We actually like our buns crunchy and warm and grill on both sides.
Add a little mayo, tomato,red onion, and avocado slices, cheese, romaine leaf and Wayne’s Barbecue Sauce. You can also add all the traditional burger toppings, dill pickle, tomato slices, mustard, mayo and ketchup.
Add a fabulous little pick (got mine at Pier 1) and serve with love!
Firecracker Burgers 
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 (4 oz.) can chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 tsp. beef flavor instant bouillon
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne (red) pepper
  • Red onion slices
  • 4 hamburger buns, toasted
  • 4 slices Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeno peppers
  • sliced avacado
  • sliced tomato
  • romaine leaf
  • Wayne’s Barbecue Sauce

Combine meat, chilies, bouillon and cayenne pepper.  Shape into 4 patties.  Grill approximately 10 minutes per side over low heat on grill.  Put on grilled buns with cheese slice.  Add a little mayonnaise, red onion slices, avocado, tomato slices, romaine leaf and barbecue sauce.  Add a decorative pick and enjoy!

Thanks for swinging by our BlogBBQ.  Have a happy weekend and come back for more!

About The Author


Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 28 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!


  1. Happier Than a Pig in Mud

    I bet these are great! I just picked up chiles a couple weekends ago and was wondering what to do with them! Love your pics too-Happy Labor Day Weekend:@)

  2. Always Nesting

    YUMMY!!!! Could the burgers look any better???

    Love the recipe, love the spicy flavor. I usually only buy Tillamook cheeses and their yogurts are the best. Living in Oregon I’m so happy for quality and supporting our local economy.

  3. Red Couch Recipes

    Gnee — what a great twist on a traditional burger! Yum — I need to take advantage of the grilling weather still available! Joni

  4. Dishesdone

    That burger looks delicious! I love the flavors, they pop for sure! We’ll be having these! Copying and saving, THANKS!

    Great party you’re hosting 🙂

  5. Emily {Frilly Details}

    Ok, I’m totally making these!!! My husband and I love burgers and anything that has a kick. Thanks for sharing!!! 🙂

  6. Haden News

    These burgers look great, especially love the pick!! Great touch to a great burger! Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  7. Jacqueline

    Gnee, I love any burger! We grill even in the snow. I can’t wait to try these.

    Peeked in a La Jolla restaurant in the Riverbottoms today on my walk. I must go there soon. Maybe tomorrow with my hubby.

  8. Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures

    You always make me so hungry. Your posts are awesome. I am glad I don’t live near you or I would be at your house daily begging for food and I would have to buy all new clothes because I wouldn’t be able to stop eating.

  9. Denise

    This recipe looks fabulous. My family would love the “hot stuff”. I can’t wait to try it. Great party idea.

  10. shopannies

    I am not one for spices but cook for many that love food the hotter the better. They would love your burgers.

  11. Anu@My Dream Canvas

    Yummy!!This is beautiful!! I m hosting a 50 dollar CSN Giveaway and would love for you to sop by. Thanks Anu!

  12. Kristin

    I love everything in this burger. I will have to give it a try.

  13. Jerri

    Those burgers look tasty! And the picks are cute!

    Also, I have to say that I love your blog’s new fall look!

    Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites!


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