Juicy Lucy Red Jalapeño Recipe

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Juicy Lucy Red Jalapeno Recipe


I had a couple of red jalapenos pop up in the garden and was craving a burger today.  What better burger to make with red jalapenos than a Juicy Lucy.

This is a very simple recipe where I basically took my red jalapenos and chopped them up nicely and mixed them in with my cheese.  From there I stuffed that cheese in the middle of the burger and threw it on the smoker.  About 30 minutes later I had myself a super delicious burger with a spicy kick.

I actually ate two quarter pound burgers then realized I didn’t record the end of my video so I had to eat another one just to complete the video and it was worth it!


  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • 4 oz of Velveeta cheese
  • 2 small red jalapenos
  • Pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 pinches of black pepper
  • 6 hamburger buns
  • Condiments (ketchup, mustard, pickles, lettuce and anything else you like to top your burger with)

Juicy Lucy Red Jalapeno Prep

  • Finely chop your red jalapenos and put them in a mix them with your Velveeta cheese
  • Weigh out a quarter pound of hamburger and roll it into a ball (I made a few smaller ones for the kids)
  • With your thumb, make an indention in the middle of your hamburger ball and insert your red jalapeno Velveeta mix
  • Close the opening of your hamburger so cheese mix is enclosed
  • From juicy lucy into a hamburger patty and repeat until you have ran out of hamburger

Smoking Instructions

  • Preheat your charcoal BBQ to 300 degrees with the charcoal on one side of the BBQ and a cool zone on the other side of the BBQ
  • Add your favorite flavor of wood chips onto the charcoal after it has reached 300 degrees
  • Place your juicy lucy patties on the cool side of the BBQ and let them smoke until they reach 160 degrees internally
  • Place your juicy lucy patties over the heat on the hot side of the BBQ for 1 minute on each side
  • Remove from heat and place them on your hamburger bun with your favorite condiments and enjoy!

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