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Friday, May 31, 2013

Cheese Stuffed Burger

Photo courtesy of the Cooking Corner.
    My sister-in-law recently brought some odd and assorted food items over the house recently and among them were little cheese rounds. These were prepackaged firm little cheese rounds the size of a thick quarter. Of course, my first thought was that they'd fit nicely and hold up well stuffed into a burger. That's exactly what we tried. 
   They hubby had read somewhere that cheese was going to escape anyway, so you might as well make an outlet for it. It seemed logical, because every time I try to do stuffed burgers, I always loose some cheese. This way it has a controlled outlet.
  Regardless of where the cheese goes, this was a good way to use those little cheese rounds and the burgers turned out tasty.

Cheese Stuffed Burger
1 lb. ground beef
1 tsp. McCormick's hamburger spice
1/2 tsp. garlic powder (optional)
sprinkle salt and pepper
4 rounds of Baby Bell or Laughing Cow cheese 

Additional toppings -
cheese slices, tomato slices, lettuce, onion slices, pickle

In medium bowl, mix burger and spices. Shape loosely into 4 patties. 

Insert 1 round of cheese into center of each patty. Seal edges well. Poke small hole in top center of burger for cheese to escape.

Place the side of the burger with hole in top on warm skillet and cook 4-5 minutes. Flip and cook for another 4-5 minutes until done.

Put together with toppings of choice and serve. Makes 4.
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