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Betty’s Burgers

"I dreamed up these cheese- and vegetable-stuffed burgers for a family barbecue years ago," recalls veteran cook Betty Canoles of Atascadero, California. "They're delicious grilled or pan-fried. You bite into a surprise."
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 6 thin slices cheddar cheese
  • 1 large green pepper, julienned
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium tomato, thinly sliced
  • 6 thin slices Swiss cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 6 hamburger buns, split


  • Shape beef into 12 thin patties. Top six patties with a slice of cheddar cheese, green pepper strips and a slice of onion, tomato and Swiss cheese. Top each with another patty and seal edges. Season to taste.
  • Grill beef, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Serve on lettuce-lined buns.

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  • LizM
    Aug 16, 2020

    These didn't work for me; they seemed too full and fell apart while I was trying to fry them. Maybe it was because I used ground turkey? Or my slices of filling were too thick? I cut them by hand, but I think you would have to use a food processor or other slicing tool to get them thin enough. They tasted great, but were messy to serve.

  • jessi1184
    May 31, 2013

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