Three Pepper Burgers for #10DaysofTailgate

Today is my last post for #10DaysofTailgate.   What a trip it’s been.

This journey started when Camilla (Culinary Adventures with Camilla) was kind enough to let me participate.

Then, the gifts just started rolling in.  The sponsors for this event were fabulous.

#10DaysofTailgate Sponsors


Here are the sponsors in alphabetical order:

Bob’s Red Mill

El Diablo Hot & Spicy Mustard

FireWire Grilling

Gourmet Garden

Intensity Academy

Maple Leaf Farms

Mr. Bar-B-Q

Not Ketchup

Pick Your Plum

Quirk Books

The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop


All the participants received the most unbelievable swag.  Truly…the most remarkable stuff from all sorts of condiments to truly cool cooking gadgetry.   A big thank you to all the sponsors.

Make sure you enter the GIVEAWAY (you have a few more days to enter) to possibly win some of the swag for yourself.   Click here to enter.

So far, I have done all appetizers and dips (mostly dips) for #10DaysofTailgate.   Now for the main event:   Three Pepper Burgers.

For the first pepper-spice in this recipe, make the burger rub.

New Mexico Green Chili Rub
Yields: About 1 cup

1/4  c. green chili powder
1/4  c. dark brown sugar
1/2  T. granulated garlic
1 t. fine sea salt
1/8  t. cumin
1/4 t. Mexican oregano, crushed

Mix together.   Store any extra in a lid with a tight jar or in a sealable bag.

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Now prepare the burgers.  This rub will cover a lot of patties and you will probably have some left over.  (The second and third pepper flavors come from fresh jalapenos and Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle Sauce.)

Three Pepper Burgers
with green chile rub, jalapenos, and cherry chipotle sauce

New Mexican Green Chile Rub (Recipe above.)
6-8 ground chuck patties
1 pkg. shredded Monterey Jack/Colby blend
3-4 fresh jalapenos, sliced
Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle Sauce
Hamburger buns

Preheat grill.  Generously coat patties with rub.

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Grill patties to desired temperature.  (See note below recipe.)

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Remove from grill and top with shredded cheese and fresh jalapeno slices.

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Place on buns (preferably toasted).    Top with Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle Sauce.   Serve.

Yes, Not Ketchup is a sponsor of this event.   Yes, I have seen some fantastic uses of their sauces (Spiced Fig, Smoky Date, Blueberry White Pepper and this fantastic Cherry Chipotle) throughout #10DaysofTailgate.  Have I been overly influenced by Not Ketchup?   Absolutely not.   NotKetchup-Logo_90pxMy disclaimer is that this stuff is super fantastically delicious and I am going to search out the other flavors!

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Note:   We did use the magical ThermoPop from ThermoWorks   to check our temperature.  I love this little gadget.  It works anyway you place it—sideways, upside down, etc.    It’s so stylish, too.

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I special thanks to Camilla for organizing this event.  I can’t imagine the amount of hours she put into #10DaysofTailgate.   Thank you for hosting, Camilla.  And thanks to all the other tailgaters who posted lots of delicious recipes.  I have pinned a ton of recipes to try during the remainder of football season and beyond.

For some more pin-worthy recipes, check out to see what everyone else posted today:
‘Da Bears in ‘Da Blankets by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Jalapeno Popper Deviled Eggs by Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
Philly Cheese Steak Eggrolls by Cooking In Stilettos
Ketchup & Mustard Glazed Meatballs by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Chipotle RanchChicken Wings by Cheese Curd In Paradise
White Chicken Chili by A Day in the Life on the Farm
Saucy Maple Leaf Duck Sliders by Making Miracles
Three Pepper Burgers by Eliot’s Eats
Chipotle Mustard Pork Chops by The Pajama Chef
Cherry Chipotle Drumsticks by Summer Scraps
Salads in Jars by OnTheMove-In the Galley

I have had a blast on this trip, posting Warm Garden Salsa, Oktoberfest Mustard, Pretzel Sticks with Two Dippers, Caramelized Onion Dip, and these burgers.   I even have some more upcoming posts utilizing some more of these great products.

Look for a truly amazing Sloppy Joe and some warming chili for the upcoming chilly nights.

Happy tailgating!

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