Stuffed burgers can be a really fun and yummy alternative to regular cheeseburgers, but with a pleasant surprise inside! I pondered purchasing a fancy burger making machine to stuff burgers, but could not think of how else I could possibly use it and really did not have the extra storage space.
After a few attempts at trial and error, this is the technique that I came up with using little more than a ramekin.
Take the half of a burger meat and press it into the bottom of a ramekin. If you are smart, you will spray some non stick food release in the bottom, and around the inside of your ramekin so it comes out easily when you are done.
Now cut your cheese stuffing into cubes and place it in the middle of the burger patty. Most melting cheeses would probably work fine, but I chose pepper jack for this burger. Grilled onions, pickles, bacon bits, or blue cheese would probably also go really well, but that would be a matter of preference.
Take the other half of the burger meat and top the cheese. Be sure to press down evenly so that the top and bottom half’s adhere to each other.
Now it is time to hit the burger with your favorite seasonings and head to the grill. I grilled the stuffed burgers at about 350F which is a little cooler than normal for a little extra time to make sure that the cheese melted.
What we ended up with was a juicy, cheesy, and extremely flavorful burger! Even though burgers are not much of a novelty, these stuffed burgers cooked over hardwood lump charcoal on the Big Green Egg turned out delicious!
If you want to read more about the rest of this cook, where the burgers are joined by curly hot dogs you can check it out here: