Add all the ingredients for the meat into a large mixing bowl and mix together using your hands or a spatula.
Note: I highly suggest using gloves since you are handling very hot peppers. If not, do not touch anything after mixing and immediately wash your hands with soap & water.
Form 5 uniform patties.
Note: If you want to exact use a food scale simply place an empty bowl on a food scale and “zero it out” or press the Tare function.
Then add the seasoned raw meat. Once you get the weight in grams or pounds, divide that by 5 (or number of servings you prefer) to get the weight for each patty.
Take a portion of the meat and place it on the food scale by itself and add/takeaway meat until you reach the calculated weight for each patty.
Set a nonstick or cast-iron pan on medium-high heat, and once hot, spray with avocado or olive oil.
Note: if you are using cast-iron, place it on medium heat and monitor it for sticking. If it is sticking either 2 things are happening:
1) the heat is too high and you need to take the pan off the heat to let it cool; or
2) you are not allowing the meat to cook through as it will easily lift off the cast iron once it is finished.
Cook each patty for about 3 – 4 minutes on each side, or until you reach your preferred doneness.
Build the burger with your choice of garnish and hamburger buns!
These are also GREAT for meal prep as the burgers will last for 4 – 6 days in the fridge in an airtight container. Just keep everything separate until you would like to enjoy!
Easy! Just swap the buns for fresh green lettuce for an ultimate spicy lettuce-wrapped burger. Or, crumble the burger over a salad and enjoy with your favorite dressing!