Cheesy Cheeseburgers

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck

4 1/2-inch cubes pepper jack cheese (about 1 ounce total)

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil 

4 slices cheddar cheese (about 2 ounces)

4 hamburger buns

Ketchup, mustard and/or mayonnaise, for spreading (optional)

Lettuce leaves, sliced tomato and/or sliced red onion, for topping

Pickles, for serving (optional)


  1. Divide the beef into 4 equal portions. Press a cube of pepper jack into the center of each and shape the meat around the cheese; form into patties, about 4 inches wide and 3/4 inch thick. Season the patties with salt and pepper. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook until browned on the bottom, about 4 minutes. Flip the patties and top each with a slice of cheddar; cook 4 to 5 more minutes. Meanwhile, toast the hamburger buns and spread with ketchup, mustard and/or mayonnaise. Fill with the burgers and top with lettuce, tomato and/or red onion. Serve with pickles.