Cheese Filled Hamburgers

"This is my adaptation of a recipie that came from a barbeque book many years ago. I can't remember the book, but I make these for nearly every barbeque we have (and we have a lot)"
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4 burgers




  • Mix the top five ingredients together in one bowl.
  • Mix the last two ingredients together in another bowl.
  • Form them into four balls.
  • Put a deep well into each of the four balls of meat, and place a ball of grated cheese and chopped onion into that well.
  • Carefully cover the cheese and onion with the meat,.
  • then carefully flatten the burgers, until they are about 1/2" thick.
  • Then put them in the freezer for approximately 1 hour before you cook them (this ensures they do not fall apart when you cook them).
  • Then cook them on the barbeque or in the frying pan.

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  1. For some reason we didn't find these to have a lot of flavor. I followed the recipe exactly and used the cheddar and onion filling. I think the burger itself may have needed a little extra spice or maybe some BBQ sauce...sorry...
  2. These were absolutely great! Very tasty and different from regular burgers. I think the cheese on the inside helps to keep them nice and moist.
  3. These burgers are fantastic! I made them with the monterey jack/jalapeno filling last night and they couldn't have tasted better! I cooked them on our George Foreman grill, but because of time constraints I only put them in the freezer for 30 mins - and they stayed together fine! I didn't put any plain salt in and I grated a little extra cheese for on top. I highly recommend these for a twist on hamburgers!
  4. These were really delicious! This recipe is a keeper!
  5. I made these on the grill tonight, and they were really juicy and tasty! I used the cheddar cheese filling for the burgers, and as as per instructions, I put them in the freezer for about an hour before grilling them. I didn't have cayenne pepper handy, so I sprinkled the burger mixture with seasoned salt and barbeque seasoning. What a great way to fix burgers! (It was well worth standing outside at the grill on a cold December evening to make these!) Thanks, wizkid!


I live in Hertford in England with my husband, son and dog. I love cooking, and love reading recipie books planning meals for my friends. However, I spend so long reading the books, I tend to be put off trying the recipies myself. I find recipezaar a brilliant resource, and try a new recipie every weekend. My first being spinach and ricotta canelloni which is absolutely delicious.
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