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Stuffed Barbecue Burgers

 Stuffed Barbecue Burgers
These big burgers are almost a meal by themselves. With a delectable cheese and vegetable filling, they'll surely satisfy any crowd. — Loretta Moe, Grafton, North Dakota
4 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheese of your choice
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped tomato
  • 3 fresh mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 4 hamburger buns, split


  • Shape beef into eight patties. In a large bowl, combine the cheese,
  • green pepper, tomato, mushrooms and onions. Top half of the patties
  • with vegetable mixture. Cover with remaining patties and firmly
  • press edges to seal.
  • Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 3
  • minutes on each side. Brush with barbecue sauce and sprinkle with
  • sugar. Grill, covered, or broil 5-6 minutes longer on each side or
  • until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear, basting
  • occasionally. Serve on buns. Yield: 4 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 714 calories, 39 g fat (18 g saturated fat), 180 mg cholesterol, 777 mg sodium, 32 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 56 g protein.

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Wine: Full-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.