5 Awesome Stuffed Burger Recipes

Jun 9, 2011 11:01 am

The goods are inside these burgers

What could be better than a nice burger topped with cheese? How about a burger stuffed with cheese? Or chutney. Or bacon? We're beginning with the perfect juicy all-beef burger patty and pumping it up with five different fillings, so there's sure to be one to suit your style. While it's the stuffing we love, be sure not to overstuff or you'll lose all the goodness to the grates of the grill.  

From spicy to cheesy, stuffed burgers bring your blasé backyard BBQ to a whole new level. Crank up the grill and grab something cold to drink. Your burgers and your buddies will thank you for it.

burger stuffing in progress
Photo: snowpea&bokchoi on Flickr
It's what's inside that counts
 
Servings: 4 to 6 burgers

Ingredients

Basic Burger
1 1/4 pound ground sirloin, (at least 80 % lean, a.k.a. 80/20)
Salt and pepper, for seasoning
Chicken Curry Burgers
2 tablespoons mild curry
1/2 cup scallions (white and green parts), sliced
3/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon cilantro, chopped
2 tablespoons ginger, minced
3 tablespoons mango chutney
1 1/2 tablespoons Sriracha or chili sauce
Steak and Swiss Stuffed Burgers
2 tablespoons horseradish
3 tablespoons steak sauce
4 ounces Swiss cheese, cubed
Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burgers
4 ounces cheddar cheese, cubed
4 slices bacon, cooked, and crumbled
Wild Mushroom, Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger
1 1/2 tablespoons hot sauce
6 ounces mixed wild mushrooms, sauteed and drained
4 ounces blue cheese, crumbled
BBQ Gouda Stuffed Burger
4 tablespoons barbecue sauce
3 ounces gouda, cubed
Directions: 

**Some of the stuffed burgers have ingredients that need to be mixed in with the ground meat as well so be sure to read the instructions for the stuffed burgers below before starting. 

For all of the stuffed burgers you are going to season the meat with salt and pepper and form 8 to 12 patties (depending on if you want 4 larger or 6 smaller stuffed burgers). Place an indent with your thumb in half of the patties. That is where you will place the fillings. 

Chicken Curry Stuffed Burgers Substitute ground chicken for the ground meat to make these stuffed burgers. Evenly mix the curry, scallions, cilantro, red bell pepper, and minced ginger into the ground chicken. Form the patties and evenly distribute the mango chutney and sriracha sauce on the indented patties. Top top each with another patty and press the edges together to form a seal. Cook on a hot grill for 6 minutes on each side.

Steak and Swiss Stuffed Burgers Mix the horseradish and steak sauce into the ground beef before forming your patties. Once you have formed your patties, evenly distribute the Swiss into the indents on half of the patties. Top each with another patty and press the edges together to form a seal. Cook on a hot grill for 3 to 5 minutes per side depending on desired doneness.

Bacon Cheddar Stuffed Burgers Evenly distribute the bacon and cheddar among the indented half of the patties. Top top each with another patty and press the edges together to form a seal. Cook on a hot grill for 3 to 5 minutes per side depending on desired doneness.

Wild Mushroom and Blue Cheese Stuffed Burger Mix the hot sauce into the ground meat to evenly distribute, then form your patties. Distribute the mushrooms and blue cheese evenly on top of half of the patties. Top each with another patty and press the edges together to form a seal. Cook on a hot grill for 3 to 5 minutes per side depending on desired doneness.

BBQ Gouda Stuffed Burger Evenly distribute the barbecue sauce in the middle of half of the patties. Top with the gouda. Then top each with another patty and press the edges together to form a seal. Cook on a hot grill for 3 to 5 minutes per side depending on desired doneness.

All burgers can be served on the bun of your choice. But toast them, they're better that way.

Level of Difficulty: 
Easy
Prep Time: 
15 minutes
Cooking Time: 
6 to 20 minutes
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