Why put the cheese on the inside when you can have
Cheddar Stuffed Burgers
The idea for these burgers first came to me when watching Man vs. Food when they hit Minnesota. Apparently, there are two restaurants there that specialize in stuffing their burgers with loads of delicious cheddar cheese. (In fact, they each claim to be the one who started the trend.)
It took me all of two seconds to realize just how good those burgers looked…to my wife. (I could tell by the drooling.) So I told her, if I can see, I can build it, I can do it. And I can make it pretty darn good.
Of course, that was a lot of false bravado. I had no idea what I was doing. But I’m not against giving it the old college try.
Cheddar Stuffed Burgers Recipe
The good news for me and my ego, is that these burgers were stupid simple to make. I took the normal half pound of burger I use when I follow How to Make the Perfect Burger and divided that into two. I then made two quarter pound patties, wadded up a ball of cheddar cheese in the middle, sealed the edges and cooked as normal. Nothing to it.
You will need:
- 2 pounds ground 80% chuck
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup grated cheddar cheese
- 4 buns
(See, easy! By far the smallest ingredient list in all of unResolution Month Hamburger Week.)
Break the ground chuck into four half-pound pieces. Then divide each of those half pound pieces in half again so you have eight roughly quarter-pound sets of meat. Roll each one into a patty.
Lay out four of the patties and top with one-fourth of the cheese. (That’s 1/8 cup.)
Lay the other patty on top of the burger and lightly pinch the edges.
Cook according to the Perfect Hamburger Recipe and serve with a bun and whichever other toppings you would like. Be careful, though, that cheese will be burning, but still…enjoy!