Cheese Stuffed Burgers
We both grew up on Cheese Stuffed Burgers. We love them because we can use a different cheese, add some grilled mushrooms or even a bit of cooked bacon to give your burgers different flavors. We prefer cheddar cheese because of it’s fuller flavor and how it stands up to the toppings.
These are a fast meal anytime of the year. We like to grill them outside, but have also pan-cooked them and even broiled them. Add a side dish or two or maybe just some chips and you’re done in no time.
1 ½ pounds ground beef (We prefer a 85/15 blend. You can also use ground turkey or other blend of your choice.)
1 ½ Tablespoons Sheffield’s Gold Rush BBQ Seasoning
3 oz. of cheddar cheese, sliced into 4 pieces (or other cheese of your choice)
4 Hearty Hamburger Rolls, like a Kaiser, Onion or other, lightly toasted
Canola oil for the grill grates
Assorted toppings, like mustard, ketchup, tomato slices, red or Bermuda onion slices, lettuce, and dill or bread & butter pickle slices.
In a mixing bowl, add the ground beef and Gold Rush BBQ Seasoning. Combine well but don’t over mix or compact. Divide the meat into 4 portions. Divide each portion in half. Roll each portion into a ball, then flatten each into a patty about 4″ across. Place a slice of cheese on 4 of the patties, keeping them away from the edges. Place the other patty on top, crimping the edges well so the cheese won’t melt out while cooking. Transfer onto a plate. Make a shallow indentation in the center of each patty with your thumb. Be sure not to expose the cheese. The indentation will help keep the patty from scrunching up into a ball on the grill.
Heat your grill on high. Lightly oil the grates with the oil. You can also sprinkle a bit more Gold Rush on each side if you want to add extra flavor. Don’t over do it. Since the seasoning in the patties is sufficient.
Place the patties on the grill. Cook for about 4 minutes in each side for medium-well. Adjust your cooking time for your preferred doneness.
Remove the cooked burgers from the grill. Let rest about 3 minutes to let the juices settle back in. Serve on the lightly toasted buns along with the assorted toppings. Add a side of French fries, grilled corn, cole slaw of other side of your choice. Enjoy.