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Cheese-Stuffed Burgers for Two

Here’s a sandwich that does traditional burgers one better—with a surprise pocket of cheddar! My family really enjoys the melted cheese center. —Says Janet Wood, Windham, New Hampshire
  • 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
  • Optional: Lettuce leaves and tomato slices


  • In a small bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into 4 thin patties. Sprinkle cheese over 2 patties; top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal.
  • Grill burgers, covered, over medium heat 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Serve on buns, with lettuce and tomato if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 357 calories, 15g fat (7g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 787mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.

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  • cynandtom
    May 9, 2020

    The only change I made was topping with bacon. Phenomenal burgers!

  • KarenKeefe
    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!

  • chin-chilla
    Sep 12, 2013

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

  • M4burnett
    Jun 24, 2013

    Very tasty!

  • nani51586
    Jan 19, 2012

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

  • cookoloigest
    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.

  • MPerfection
    Jun 24, 2010

    when I grilled these, the cheese just kinda evaporated out of em. They weren't all cheesy like I thought they'd be. They were okay.

  • amyd1972
    Jun 21, 2010

    the cheese didn't add much flavor for me.

  • lou23322
    Jun 14, 2010

    It was very good and did'nt dry out

  • lorialicesmith
    Jul 5, 2009

    I made this for my family for sunday dinner and it was a HIT, everyone loved the cheese in the hamburgers, in fact, I made each one with different cheeses, I made mine on the stove top and put it to low to cook the meat allt he way through since they were so BIG, I highly recommend this recipe.