"My fieriest burger yet! Some people, like me, love spicy burgers. My H-Bomb Burger is a great way to give them just what they want: the H-Bomb with fried serrano chiles, caramelized onions, habanero jack cheese, jalapeno, bacon, tomato, leaf lettuce and slathered with habanero relish and chipotle mayo all on a jalapeno-cheese bun. The devil made me do it!"
— Richard Amiel, Cathedral City
The H-Bomb Burger
Total time: 2 hours, plus at least 24 hours marinating time for the relish and 2 hours chilling time for the burgers.
Note: From Richard Amiel of Cathedral City. Jalapeño bacon and habanero cheese are available at select gourmet markets, as well as online.
2 pounds ground beef chuck
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon seeded, chopped jalapeño pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
In a large bowl, gently combine the beef chuck with the chopped onion, cilantro, Worcestershire sauce, jalapeño, salt, ground pepper and cayenne pepper. Form the mixture into 8 (half-inch to three-fourths-inch-thick) patties. Place the patties on a baking sheet. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours, up to 1 day.
8 habanero peppers, finely chopped
8 cloves garlic, minced
4 tomatoes, chopped