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Bacon-Blue Cheese Stuffed Burgers

These loaded burgers are one hearty meal in a bun. They're sure to satisfy the biggest appetites. —Christine Keating, Norwalk, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    4 burgers

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup bacon bits
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 4 whole wheat hamburger buns, split
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 romaine leaves
  • 1 medium tomato, sliced

Directions

  • Shape beef into 8 thin patties. Combine the cream cheese, blue cheese and bacon bits; spoon onto the center of 4 patties. Top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal. Combine the salt, garlic powder and pepper; sprinkle over patties.
  • Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat on each side until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear, 5-7 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute mushrooms in oil until tender. Stir in water and mustard.
  • Serve burgers on buns with mayonnaise, romaine, tomato and mushroom mixture.
Nutrition Facts
1 burger: 701 calories, 43g fat (15g saturated fat), 149mg cholesterol, 1280mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 48g protein.

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  • jamieberg
    May 25, 2014

    Excellent! My husband loves these!

  • MRPinter
    May 27, 2013

    Delicious! I didn't have cream cheese so I substituted sharp cheddar, and I cooked up some fresh bacon in place of the bacon bits. To make it even easier, I chopped up the mushrooms, sauteed them in the bacon grease, and added them right in with the filling! We'll be making these burgers frequently this summer, I'm sure. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  • ekprice
    Apr 3, 2013

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  • LsBee
    Mar 26, 2013

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  • Dianaore
    Jan 6, 2013

    I was surprised my guys liked these. I will make them again though it is pretty rich in fat. It look a lot of burger and the filling was way to much for the four of us so I cut it back a bit (1/2 a package of cream cheese and 1/2 of everything else) We left out the mushrooms and went with grilled onions on top. I wonder how these would be in meatballs with the filling? Also since it was Dec and we in in Oregon we did them in a skillet not on the grill. I had a hard time keeping them from sliding apart in the skillet I can't imagine the grill..

  • JoAnn-Bill
    Sep 7, 2012

    This was good but because we have to watch our fat intake this is not something I would go out of my way to make again.

  • kathiandjay
    Jan 15, 2012

    These burgers were delicious.

  • annmariemaywiggins
    Dec 13, 2011

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  • aug2295
    Jul 31, 2011

    Yum! I didn't add the sauteed mushrooms, but these were definitely a hit!

  • AidansMama723
    Jan 31, 2011

    My son and husband love this recipe. It is very rich and delicious. I like to add sauteed onions with the mushrooms.