Cheese-Stuffed Burgers for Two Recipe
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Cheese-Stuffed Burgers for Two Recipe

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Here’s a sandwich that does traditional burgers one better—with a surprise pocket of cheddar! Says Janet Wood of Windham, New Hampshire, “We really enjoy the melted cheese center.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/4 cup finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 hamburger buns, split
  • Lettuce leaves and tomato slices, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 357 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 787mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 3 lean meat 1-1/2 fat


  1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four thin patties. Sprinkle cheese over two patties; top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Serve on buns with lettuce and tomato if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Cheese-Stuffed Burgers in Cooking for 2 Summer 2007, p47

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.

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Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"Yes, they were OK ... I changed to 80% lean ground beef. That made it more moist. Also mixed in one egg, 2T steak sauce, 1t. garlic powder. Instead of the cheddar, used grated parmesan. It seemed to hold better in the burger! Second time I also put sliced mushrooms inside with the parmesan. Now that ... is a burger!"

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"This was great, used this recipe for Labor Day and had great flavor. Nice change from plain burger."

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

"Very tasty!"

Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

"This was not bad at all.. My husband loved it!! I even added some sauteed mushrooms in the middle :)"

Reviewed Sep. 12, 2010

"I made this Stuffed burger with the burger pocket press and it was great! Look up it's a handy tool to make stuffed burgers."

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