Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cindy’s Surprise Cheeseburgers

Why put the cheese on top of the burger when half of it just melts off? Instead, form the burger around the cheese so you can char the meat and safeguard the more delicate flavors.  scrumdillylicious!!!


·         1 pound 90%-lean ground beef
·         1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
·         1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
·         1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
·         1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
·         1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


1.       Preheat grill to medium-high or preheat the broiler.

2.       Combine Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese in a small bowl.

3.       Gently mix beef, Worcestershire, paprika and pepper in a large bowl, preferably with your hands, without overworking. Shape into 8 thin, 4-inch-wide patties. Mound 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture on each of 4 patties, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Cover each with one of the remaining patties. Crimp and seal the edges closed.

4.       To grill: Lightly oil the grill rack. Grill the stuffed patties over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes per side. (Be sure not to press the burgers as they cook or they’ll split open and the cheese will ooze out.) To broil: Cover a broiler pan with foil and coat with cooking spray. Broil the stuffed patties in the upper third of the oven, about 5 minutes per side. In either case, let the burgers stand for 5 minutes before serving.

Happy Cooking

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