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Herb & Cheese-Stuffed Burgers Recipe

Herb & Cheese-Stuffed Burgers Recipe

Tired of the same old ground beef burgers? This quick-fix alternative, with its creamy cheese filling, will wake up your taste buds. —Sherri Cox, Lucasville, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 3 teaspoons Dijon mustard, divided
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried sage leaves
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 4 hard rolls, split
  • Lettuce leaves and tomato slices, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the cheddar cheese, cream cheese, parsley and 1 teaspoon mustard; set aside.
  • 2. In another bowl, combine the onions, bread crumbs, ketchup, salt, rosemary, sage and remaining mustard. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  • 3. Shape into eight thin patties. Spoon cheese mixture onto center of four patties; top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal.
  • 4. Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat for 5-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Serve on rolls with lettuce and tomato if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 burger equals 430 calories, 17 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 953 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.