Fresh from the Farmers Market: North Carolina Beef via D's Beef and Bees Jalapeño Popper Burger Bombs

Fresh from the Farmers Market: Jalapeño Popper Burger Bombs made with NC Beef from D’s Beef and Bees

Disclosure: “Fresh from the Farmers Market: Jalapeño Popper Burger Bombs made from NC Beef via D’s Beef and Bees” is a post sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDACS). Although I was supplied products and/or compensated for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I only recommend products or services I believe in and use myself.

Desperately Seeking SleepIf you have followed me for any length of time you know that I am NOT a morning person.

I have to wake up at 5:45 am every weekday to make sure my 17 & 15 yos get ready for school. I go back to bed until 6:45 am when I wake up my middle schooler. Back to bed again and up at 7:20 am to wake up my youngest (if she isn’t already up). Depending on my schedule that day I may or may not go back to bed for an hour or four.

On the weekend, it’s not unheard of for me to sleep until noon. I can’t tell you how nice it is to have all five of my girls able to make their own breakfast, entertain themselves, and not need mom around to make sure they don’t get into any trouble. It’s heaven!

The one time I don’t mind getting up early on the weekend is to go to the Holly Springs Farmers Market. It’s a great little market in downtown Holly Springs (North Carolina) where you can find all sorts of amazing products from local area farmers.

Holly Springs Farmers Market

 

On May 5th they will begin their 12th season with a Grand Opening and Customer Appreciation celebration!

Grand Opening and Customer Appreciation Celebration Information

Make plans now to join us for our Season 12 Grand Opening on May 5th! Come see why we have been ranked a “best in class” farmers market for the last several years!

8:30 – Ribbon Cutting by Mayor Dick Sears and Town Council members

10:30 – Route 55 Jazz Orchestra performs, courtesy of Ting Holly Springs

TWO Little Sprouts activity tents

Holly Springs Fire Department display (with Cinder, the Fire Dog)
Holly Springs Police North Carolina display

Customer Appreciation Prize drawings – win items donated from our vendors

Pick up your Customer Loyalty program punch card for the chance to win additional items, including a “Night on the Town,” which includes a 2-night stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites Holly Springs, tickets to a show at the Holly Springs Cultural Center, and dinner at a local restaurant!

We have THIRTY vendors who will be on hand with the freshest local produce, free-range eggs, pasture-raised meats, mouthwatering baked goods, artisanal foods, and more! 

Check out our website (which we will continue to update right up until opening day) at: http://www.HSFarmersMarket.com/

Shopping at farmers markets over the past few years, I have discovered some pretty amazing “new-to-me” foods that I’d never find in a grocery store! The farmers market is where I discovered how much better tasting locally raised beef (and pork!) is compared to than anything I’ve ever purchased before.

I am working with the NCDACS again this year to share with you, five Triangle area (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill combined) beef farms who sell at non state-supported farmers markets: D’s Beef and BeesFickle Creek FarmQueen B FarmsMeadow Lane Farm, and T5 Farms.

Today, my recipe “Jalapeño Popper Burger Bombs” features ground beef provided to me by D’s Beef and Bees.

D’s Beef & Bees

D’s Beef & Bees is a small farm located in Chatham County, NC near Siler City, run by Monica and Danny Street. They specialize in beef, goats, pure raw honey, and beekeeping supplies.

Danny is a third generation beef farmer who raised primarily Black Angus cows. Then about eight years ago Danny read an article discussing Lowline Angus, a special breed of Angus cattle that was developed in Australia in the 1970s.

What is a Lowline Black Angus?

Lowline Black Angus - Fresh from the Farmers Market: North Carolina Beef via D's Beef and BeesLowline Black Angus are nearly the same as Black Angus cows, except they are specifically bred to have a smaller stature (but are not dwarf cows). The height and weight of a Lowline is about 60% of that of the Black Angus.

Lowline beef is superior in quality, with excellent taste, texture and tenderness; plus they produce a 30% larger ribeye area. An added bonus, Lowlines consume about 1/3 the feed of a Black Angus, they use less water, and have a smaller carbon footprint than a regular-sized cattle, which is better for the environment. Because they need a lot less acreage, you can raise 10 lowlines in the same space of 6 Black Angus. Which means Lowlines are perfect for smaller farms.

The Lowline beef has been so popular Danny hasn’t been able to keep up with demand.

D's Beef & BeesAnother tasty treat that you can find at the farmers market is pure raw honey from Danny’s hives. When he was young, Danny kept honey bees with his grandfather but got away from it as he was growing up. When he was older he realized how much he loved beekeeping and wanted to get back into it. Danny currently has three hives–they are set up for seven, and would like to be up to ten by the end of the year.

Look for D’s Beef and Bees the next time you stop by the Holly Springs Farmers Market and tell Danny and Monica “Kate sent you”!

Before I share the recipe for my Jalapeño Popper Burger Bombs, check out the other Got to Be NC recipes made with beef from Triangle area farms here:

Smoky Beef Carnitas

from Pastry Chef Online and Fickle Creek Farm

Smoky beef carnitas

Smoky Beef Carnitas from Pastry Chef Online and Fickle Creek Farm

How to Make Albondigas in an Instant Pot

from Adventures of Frugal Mom and Queen B Farms

How to Make Albondigas in an Instant Pot

How to Make Albondigas in an Instant Pot from Adventures of Frugal Mom and Queen B Farms

Sirloin Tip Roast with Brown Butter Mushrooms

from Big Bear’s Wife and Meadow Lane Farm

Dijon Sirloin Tip Roast with Brown Butter Mushrooms

Sirloin Tip Roast with Brown Butter Mushrooms from Big Bear’s Wife and Meadow Lane Farm

Slow Cooker Beef Stew

from Girl Gone Gourmet and T5 Farms

 

Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Spring Vegetables

Slow Cooker Beef Stew from Girl Gone Gourmet and T5 Farms

Jalapeño Popper Burger Bombs
from Life of a Ginger
and D’s Beef N Bees

Jalapeno Popper Burger Bombs

Preparation 10 min
Cook Time 15 min
Total Time 0:25
Serves 4     adjust servings

 

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Lawry's Seasoned Salt
  • 1 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 slices of thick bacon, cooked and roughly chopped
  • 1 16oz tube refrigerated biscuit dough (not the flaky layers kind)
  • chopped or sliced Jalapenos
  • 4 oz goat cheese
  • sesame seeds, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Season ground beef with pepper, seasoned salt, and worcestershire sauce.
  3. In a frying pan, add minced garlic and saute for about 30 seconds. Add ground beef and cook until only a little pink is visible. Drain any grease.
  4. Roll out the biscuit dough to approximately 4" in diameter. Make sure the edges are thinner than the middle (the middle should be about 1/4 of an inch thick) so you don't end up with raw dough on the bottom of the burger bomb.
  5. Spread about 1/2 oz of goat cheese on each biscuit, add jalapenos to taste, 2 tablespoons chopped bacon* (approx half a piece) and about 2 oz of the ground beef. Wrap the biscuit around the beef--like a dumpling, and tightly seal the edges.
  6. Place biscuits on a parchment lined pan seam side down.
  7. Brush with egg wash and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  8. Place in the oven and bake 13-16 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

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Recipe Notes

*My rotten hungry daughters cooked and ate the bacon I purchased for this recipe so I omitted it from the photos, but the bacon really gives it that little extra yum!

Feel free to use a flavored goat cheese.

You can substitute cream cheese for the goat cheese if you wish.

Alternate combinations:

Create Italian Burger Bombs: substitute mozzarella and tomato sauce for the goat cheese, jalapenos, bacon, and worcestershire sauce.

Create Bacon Cheeseburger Bombs: substitute american cheese and pickles for the goat cheese and jalapenos.

Create Pizza Burger Bombs: substitute mozzarella, pepperoni, and pizza sauce for the goat cheese, jalapenos, bacon, and worcestershire sauce.

Create Black & Blue Bombs: substitute crumbled blue cheese, blackening spice, and red onions for the goat cheese, and jalapenos.

Create Mexican Burger Bombs: substitute Mexican flavored cheese, taco sauce/salsa, sliced avocado and refried beans for the goat cheese, bacon, and worcestershire sauce.

Create Everything Bagel Burger Bombs: substitute cream cheese, and Everything Bagel spices for the goat cheese, worcestershire sauce, jalapenos, bacon and sesame seeds.

Create Mediterranean Burger Bombs: substitute chopped olives, grape tomatoes, and red peppers, feta cheese, sliced zucchini and squash, for the goat cheese, worcestershire sauce, jalapenos, and bacon.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 bombs
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 790kcal Calories from fat 394
% Daily Value
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 112mg 37%
Sodium 1480mg 62%
Carbohydrate 58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 1g
Protein 38g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
Jalapeno Popper Burger Bombs

Roll out the biscuit dough to approximately 4″ in diameter. Spread about 1/2 oz of goat cheese on each biscuit.

Jalapeno Popper Burger Bombs

Add jalapenos to taste

Jalapeno Popper Burger Bombs

Add approximately 2 oz ground beef

Jalapeno Popper Burger Bombs

Wrap the biscuit around the beef–like a dumpling, and tightly seal the edges.

Jalapeno Popper Burger Bombs

Place biscuits on a parchment lined pan seam side down. Brush with egg wash.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Place in the oven and bake 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Enjoy your Jalapeño Popper Burger Bombs!

Jalapeño Popper Burger Bombs

Jalapeño Popper Burger Bombs

Do you ever visit your local farmers market? What is your favorite thing to pick up?

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  2. I am pretty sure I can go broke when I go to a farmers market! There’s so many fresh foods and delicious foods that I go a little overboard every time I go to one!

  3. These burger bombs are such a good idea! And I loved learning about the farm – it’s so great to know where our food comes from, local farmers are the best!

  4. Ohhh yes. So much yes to jalapeno right about now. Ever since I gave birth 2 weeks ago I am loving all the spicy things. This recipe looks and sounds amazing!

  5. OMG! These burger bombs look delicious. I know my hubby would love them and it would be a great recipe to use up some of those jalapenos in my mother in law gives me from her garden.

  6. I love how independent your kids are, they allow you extra time to rest during the weekend! I think that’s really sweet. Also, I LOVE weekend farmer’s markets! I think they’re always worth going to. Thanks for the recipe!

  7. I always look forward to the Farmer’s Market! I think that kind of meat is worth a try and I appreciate all the recipes that you shared as well because although I don’t eat a lot of meat, my husband enjoys them and I would love to make these recipes for him.

  8. Nice! Jalapeno bombers used to be my fave, but adding meat is another twist I never thought of. I love trips to the farmers market. It’s always a blast. Plus the prices are pretty amazing as well. Who knew buying fresh could be so beneficial?

  9. We love going to the Farmer’s Market here. The kids would rather go there than a park, lol. These will be such a hit here, I may have to leave off the jalapeno’s on the kids burgers but I’ll load up on mine.

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