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Cheddar and Bacon Stuffed Grilled Burgers

Serves: Yields 4 servings


  • 2 pounds lean ground beef, preferably ground sirloin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1½ cups grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ pound bacon, chopped and cooked crisp, crumbled (optional)
  • Vegetable oil, for brushing grill grates
  • 4 fresh-baked hamburger buns
  • 1 large sweet onion, preferably Vidalia, thinly sliced
  • Romaine lettuce leaves, sliced tomatoes, ketchup, and mustard, as desired


Stuffing is simple! Making stuffed grilled burgers is easy with our exclusive Stuff-A Burger™ Set! Dispense with the mess and easily fill your burgers with your favorite condiments and toppings in the Stuff-A-Burger Press, then flip up to four stuffed burgers at once with the Stuff-A-Burger Basket!


Place ground beef in a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix gently to combine. Divide ground beef into four 8-ounce portions and divide again, making eight approximately 1"-thick patties.

Fill the Stuff-A-Burger Press with the seasoned ground beef. Press together firmly to seal the patty. Top the patty with the grated cheddar cheese and cooked bacon, if using. Top with another 1" patty and press down again. Pop sealed burger out and place in the grill basket. Repeat with other patties.

Prepare a moderate charcoal fire, preheat a gas grill to medium, or heat a large grill pan over medium heat. Brush grill grates or grill pan with a thin coating of oil using a silicone pastry brush. Grill the prepared hamburger patties approximately 3 to 4 minutes on each side for a medium-rare hamburger. Place the buns face down on the hot grill until lightly browned.

To serve, place the burger on the bottom of each bun and top each burger with sliced onion. Top with other condiments as desired. Cover with toasted bun tops and serve immediately.

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