Cheese-Stuffed Burgers for Two

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


2 servings

Updated: Nov. 22, 2023
Here’s a sandwich that does traditional burgers one better—with a surprise pocket of cheddar! My family really enjoys the melted cheese center. —Janet Wood, Windham, New Hampshire
Cheese-Stuffed Burgers for Two Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  1. In a small bowl, combine first 5 ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 4 thin patties. Sprinkle cheese over 2 patties; top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal.
  2. 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 burger: 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.