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Cheese Stuffed Burgers

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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Ingredients

Burgers:

2 pounds ground beef 

1 teaspoon salt 

1/2 teaspoon pepper 

Cheese Options: 

8 ounces blue cheese, cut into 1-inch cubes 

8 ounces Pimiento Cheese Spread, recipe follows 

8 ounces mozzarella, cut into 1-inch cubes 

4 hamburger buns 

Serving Options:

Lettuce

Sliced tomatoes

Grilled sweet onions

Sliced pickles

Pimiento Cheese Spread:

Two 7-ounce jars canned, sliced pimientos, drained 

Three 10-ounce bricks sharp Cheddar, finely grated 

1 cup mayonnaise

Directions

  1. Mix the ground beef, salt and pepper in a large bowl and form the mixture into 8 equal-size balls. Press a cube of desired cheese into the center of each ball and cover completely with meat. Form the balls into hamburger patties, about 1/4-inch thick. Grill burgers until desired doneness. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, onions and pickles as desired on a toasted bun.

Pimiento Cheese Spread:

  1. Place the drained pimientos in a blender or food processor and puree until smooth. Using an electric mixer, combine the pimientos and cheese, beating until smooth. Beat in the mayonnaise.