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Cheese-Stuffed Burgers for Two Recipe

Cheese-Stuffed Burgers for Two Recipe

Here’s a sandwich that does traditional burgers one better—with a surprise pocket of cheddar! Says Janet Wood of Windham, New Hampshire, “We really enjoy the melted cheese center.”
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD: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
  • Lettuce leaves and tomato slices, optional


  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four thin patties. Sprinkle cheese over two patties; top with remaining patties and press edges firmly to seal.
  • 2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160° and juices run clear. Serve on buns with lettuce and tomato if desired. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional 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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KarenKeefe User ID: 2062961 167930
Reviewed 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 User ID: 2872569 155174
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

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

M4burnett User ID: 6149684 153223
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2013

"Very tasty!"

nani51586 User ID: 6440808 98595
Reviewed Jan. 19, 2012

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

cookoloigest User ID: 5422913 169125
Reviewed 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 User ID: 4367514 96671
Reviewed 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 User ID: 5201744 209089
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2010

"the cheese didn't add much flavor for me."

lou23322 User ID: 2807904 130336
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2010

"It was very good and did'nt dry out"

lorialicesmith User ID: 3595012 96920
Reviewed 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."

Tooti User ID: 4152604 153199
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2009

"My husband made these for dinner last night and they were excellent. He added some hickory flavered liquid smoke to the mixture which added to the flavor. All in all, a delicious burger."

margaretgraf User ID: 983528 69198
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2009

"I've made these for at least 40 years! Any kind of cheese is great. Try adding a slice of onion and slather with mustard. Super!"

krmrlwn User ID: 3801210 96826
Reviewed Jun. 19, 2009

"These are absolutley wonderful. A great change up from regular cheeseburgers. This one you got to try- made it with my kids it was fun and easy. And the burgers much more juicier."

stephanie_sims20 User ID: 3649037 96669
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2009

"Mmmm! Mmmm! These are so good! We stuffed them with blue cheese crumbles and they were tasty! 5 star from me!"

webesmiley User ID: 1150323 167116
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2008

"Oh...this is good! I doubled the recipe (the in-laws were over), did not add the onion to the meat mixture (kept it on the side for those who wanted onions) and they tasted WOWEE! Moist, not tough, and very simple to put together. Highly recommend this's a keeper in my books."

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