Burger King's Jalapeno & Cheddar BK Stuffed Steakhouse -- Chokes!
Burger King dubbed its newest limited-time burger, set loose in January, the Jalapeno & Cheddar BK Stuffed Steakhouse, conjuring visions of sitting in a dim back booth across from The Most Interesting Man in the World. Having never consumed a steak stuffed with peppers and cheese -- the closest food-product equivalent to which we can lay claim (as far as we can recall, anyway) is a Mexican Style Hot Pocket. That said, and after ingesting the latest from the BK "Steakhouse," we still haven't.
www.bk.com Those little nuggets that look like corn kernels? Them's cheddar!
Consumed a steak stuffed with peppers and cheese, we mean.
Katie Moulton The less colorful -- yet undeniably spicy -- reality: The BK Stuffed Steakhouse, hot off the grill.
Never one to shrink from a culinary challenge -- no matter how gray and/or greasy -- Gut Check poured a glass of cab, lit a cigar and unwrapped this newcomer to Burgerlandia.
Before the palate can do battle with BK's $3.99, 600-calorie take on nachos-inspired steak, its owner must conquer the "premium bakery bun" -- a kaiser roll of sorts, gussied up with cornmeal. Thicker than a Whopper, the patty itself reveals itself to be...a slab of processed meatloaf. Those press photos that promise a patchwork of jalapeño and cheese blobs (the latter looking more like corn kernels than processed curd, but why split hairs?), but under the harsh glare of our dining-nook incandescent, it becomes evident that BK's grill has charred away any hint of this burger's grotesque charm.
Katie Moulton There's jalapeños in them there yellow circles!
If any jalapeños are embedded in this patty-shaped burial ground, Gut Check can't find 'em -- at least not without resorting to a magnifying glass. Still, somewhere in here lurks a heat source. We can say this with confidence, having experienced its aftermath: a digestive tract that feels like it has been shot through with shrapnel.