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bacon cheddar cheese stuffed burgers recipe


Description

learn how to make bacon cheddar cheese stuffed burgers recipe (aka the best grilled burgers you can make at home). they take just 5 ingredients & 30 minutes!


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Ingredients

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 1 pound 85% lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • for serving: toasted hamburger buns, leafy lettuce, tomatoes, onions, ketchup, mustard, chipotle mayo(!), etc.

Instructions

  1. Preheat the grill or a grill pan to medium heat, about 500 degrees F. 
  2. Parcook the bacon: Add the bacon to a skillet over medium heat (on the stove, not the grill). Cook 2-3 minutes per side, until the bacon begins to render but is not totally crispy. The goal is to par-cook the bacon since it’ll finish cooking in the stuffed burger patties. Remove from the heat. Once cool enough to handle, finely chop into small pieces. 
  3. Form the bacon cheddar stuffed burger patties: Add the chopped bacon to bowl with the ground beef, shredded cheddar, Worcestershire, & ground black pepper. Using your hands, combine the mixture until the bacon and cheddar are evenly dispersed. Be careful not to overmix. Using a burger press or mold, form into 4 equally sized burger patties (see Recipe Notes).
  4. Grill the stuffed burgers over direct heat for 6 minutes, flipping halfway through for medium doneness. The burgers should have beautiful grill marks & tons of melty cheese oozing out!
  5. Serve as desired, on toasted buns with lettuce, tomatoes, onions, & condiments. Enjoy! 

Notes

  • Burger press or ring moldAs someone who isn’t into keeping tons of kitchen gadgets on hand, use of a burger press or mold is key for taking your homemade burger game to the next level. The press/mold will help you be able to pack each patty very compactly, making for a much more enjoyable texture in your burgers. This one is $10 and has awesome reviews!
  • Meal prep tip! These burgers are super meal prep friendly. A couple of options…
    • 10-minute meal prep: Parcook the bacon according to Step 2 of Recipe Directions. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. At dinnertime, all you have to do is press out your burger patties & grill them up. 
    • 20-minute meal prep: Form the burger patties according to Steps 1-2 of Recipe Directions. Store, layered with parchment, in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. At dinnertime, all you have to do is toss them on the grill. 
  • Category: main dish, sandwiches & burgers
  • Method: grill
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: bacon cheddar burger recipe, best grilled burgers, cheese stuffed burgers

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