Cheese-Stuffed Burgers
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If you like cheeseburgers, then you'll love these cheese-stuffed burgers. Top them with caramelized onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and - why not?! - more cheese.
Recipe Type: Entree
Yield: 4 servings
  • 1 pound (1/2 kilo) ground beef
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion (from ½ large onion)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1.3 ounces (36 grams) cheddar cheese, cut into 4 even squares
  • Vegetable oil
  1. In a large bowl mix together the ground beef, onion, garlic powder, and worcestershire sauce until just combined (do not over-mix).
  2. Form into four equal-sized patties (this will make four quarter-pounders - feel free to make them smaller as well).
  3. Take one piece of cheese and stuff it in the center of one patty. Smooth the meat over the cheese to fully seal it in.
  4. Repeat with remaining patties and cheese.
  5. Heat a cast iron skillet or grill plate over medium-high heat (or heat the grill). Coat lightly with oil.
  6. Add the burgers, working in batches if necessary, and cook until seared on both sides and cooked through to your liking, about 5 minutes per side (often the second side only needs about 3 minutes).
  7. Remove from the pan and put on buns. Top with lettuce, tomato, caramelized onions, or your favorite toppings. Serve immediately.
Gluten free (without the bun)
Recipe by Katherine Martinelli at