Hot and Spicy Queso Fresco Burgers

Hot and Spicy Queso Fresco BurgersIt’d been a long time since I’d made these Hot and Spicy Queso Fresco Burgers. Now I’m wondering what took me so long to make my way back to them.

This burger is different from the typical with the same old toppings. Roasted jalapenos, queso fresco cheese and a creamy buttermilk dressing combine with bacon & beef to create awesome flavor!  It’s definitely spicy but the creaminess from the buttermilk dressing helps to cool things down. Another difference is the crispy bacon is added to the meat instead of its usual spot as a topping which adds a great texture to the meat.

These Hot and Spicy Queso Fresco Burgers were made at one of our “burger barbecues” where we serve – you guessed it – a whole lotta burgers! We make salmon burgers, turkey burgers, beef burgers and even black bean burgers – then offer more toppings than you can imagine! It sounds like a lot of work but it’s actually quite simple (and I have tips to share for making it even easier). It’s a lot of fun and everyone can try different burger variations instead of committing to just one. We make slider size and let everyone go burger crazy! Another trick is to have super fun toppings…of course we have cheese for melting on top but we also serve a spicy queso dip, both for chip dipping and to add as a topping. This spicy sausage queso dip looks amazing and would be an over-the-top burger topping!

But you came here for just one delicious burger recipe so here it is. You’ll love the spicy jalapenos and cool buttermilk dressing (not to mention the creamy avocado). It’s perfect for summer and is delicious paired with summer vegetables. You can try making zucchini ribbons or some easy garlic snap peas for a healthy balance or keep things really indulgent and grill some mashed potatoes! Or, as is usually my personal preference, just make it all :)


  1. says

    These look amazing. I love a good burger with plenty of flavor and these fit the bill. I will need to tone down the jalapeño for the little one, but for us adults, bring it on! Thanks.

  2. says

    Wow! This one meaty and spicy burger. And it looks very irresistible! The buttermilk dressing and avocado salad sounds wonderful! And of course, the jalapenos made it great!

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