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Mushroom-Stuffed Cheeseburgers

No need to call my family twice when these burgers are on the menu. Get ahead of the game and stuff them ahead of time, then grill later. — Joyce Guth, Mohnton, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Grill: 10 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 bacon strips, finely chopped
  • 2 cups chopped fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 tablespoons steak sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 4 slices provolone cheese, halved
  • 8 kaiser rolls, split

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Cook and stir mushrooms, onion and peppers in bacon drippings until tender. Using slotted spoon, remove to a small bowl; cool completely. Stir in bacon.
  • In a large bowl, combine beef, steak sauce and seasoned salt, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 16 thin patties. Top eight of the patties with cheese, folding cheese to fit within 3/4 inch of edge. Spread with mushroom mixture. Top with remaining patties, pressing edges to enclose filling.
  • Grill burgers, uncovered, over medium-high heat or broil 4 in. from heat 5-6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted in meat portion reads 160°. Serve on rolls.
Nutrition Facts
1 burger: 418 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 653mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 31g protein.

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  • pajamaangel
    Mar 18, 2020

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  • meaganteal
    Aug 24, 2016

    very easy recipe. I did make a small change. Rather than put the mixture in the middle of two patties, I just made a layer on top of one, Just to cut calories a little. Oh, I also used swiss cheese instead....its what I already had and wanted to use it up.

  • best of home cooks
    Dec 22, 2014

    loved these. had such a good flavor like a steak like a steak burger.

  • parksville
    Mar 11, 2014

    Easy and great tasting burgers! I halved this recipe for two of us for two night's dinner. The only change was that I kept the bacon @ 2 strips. Next time I'll add an extra slice of provolone to each burger and double the steak sauce and seasoning salt for 1 lb of lean ground beef. These can be made ahead, wrapped in between wax paper and wrapped in suran until you're ready to grill. Probably one of the best stuffed burgers we've had. KEEPER!

  • apschwartz
    Feb 10, 2014

    Wonderful burger recipe! I halved the ingredients since I'm only cooking for 2 and it turned out marvelous. I also used shredded cheese that I had on hand and flatbread to save a bit on the calorie count. Will definitely make again.

  • cast_iron_king
    Nov 3, 2013

    This is a great burger! The recipe as-is is fantastic! The second time I made it I switched out the peppers for bacon and green chile. Delicious! Lots of ways to change this up, but the original recipe is really good!

  • Susie77
    Sep 19, 2013

    These were amazing! I'm not much for hamburgers and I hate cheeseburgers, but when I saw this recipe in the magazine I knew it had my husband's name all over it. Believe it or not, I loved these too! The provolone cheese was perfect, not overpowering at all. Mr. Picky didn't even mind the onions and peppers in it. I bet if you make this just once, you'll be hooked. And like me, you'll start thinking of other delicious things to "stuff" them with --- hmm, jalapenos? Shredded cabbage, carrots, or zucchinis? Thanks for adding one more thing to my arsenal in the War To Get Mr. Picky To Eat More Veggies. :~)

  • iamnanadiana
    Aug 27, 2013

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  • irsheyez76
    Aug 5, 2013

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  • ChrisBenge
    Jul 28, 2013

    I grilled out this weekend and made this our main dish. The flavors of the fresh mushrooms, peppers, bacon and onions really set off this burger. I already use provolone cheese a lot. The Kaiser rolls also made a world of difference. I'm going to make a variation of this with some of the different spicier peppers from my garden.