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These cheese stuffed burgers are known as a Juicy Lucy! Cheddar cheese is sandwiched between two meat patties and grilled to perfection!

Cheese Stuffed Burgers

CHEESE stuffed cheeseburgers. Really, they are as good as they sound.

Let’s break this down. You take two perfect hamburger patties and sandwich cheese in between. Pinch the edges (you don’t want any of that gooey cheese gold to get out) and grill to perfection!

When you bite into this burger it is an explosion of flavor. SO. DANG. GOOD.

Recipe Features:

  • Minimal Ingredients: The burger itself only has 4-ingredients!
  • Quick and Easy: Start to finish you are looking at roughly 20 minutes.
  • Perfect Weeknight Dinner
  • We make these all of the time. It is a summer staple.
inside out cheeseburgers ingredients

What You Need for Cheddar Stuffed Burgers:

I briefly mentioned above, but the ingredient list for this tasty meal is SHORT. You only need 4 things for the burger itself. Since they are minimal, I suggest reaching for premium beef like ground chuck or ground sirloin.

  • Ground Beef
  • Seasonings- I really like the Traeger Beef Rub
  • Worcestershire
  • Cheese

The toppings is where you can go wild. Here are a few of our go-to’s:

  • Lettuce
  • Tomato
  • Bacon
  • Peppers
  • Pickles
  • Sauces

For the full recipe list and ingredients see the recipe card below.

Cheese Stuffed Burgers (Juicy Lucy) on a white plate with toppings

Step by Step Instructions:

  1. Preheat grill to medium heat. 
  2. Combine the beef, burger seasoning, and Worcestershire in a medium bowl. Gently mix with your hands until combined. 
  3. Divide into six equal pieces.
  4. Use your hand to form a thin and large round patty. You want them to be larger than you think but not thin enough that they break open. They will shrink and thicken while cooking. 
  5. Fold and break your cheese slices into quarters. Pace in the center of three patties.
  6. Take the remaining three patties and place directly on top of the cheese. Pinch the edges to close tightly.  
  7. Grill burger patties covered for 3-5 min each side on the grill. Flip burgers when juices are accumulating on top of burger and you have a good sear. Always be sure to cook until internal temperature of beef reaches 160˚F. 
Baked Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Stuffed Burgers Tips and FAQs

  • Toast your hamburger buns with a tiny bit of butter. This gives you an incredibly delicious restaurant flavor and helps keep the toppings from soaking into the bun. 
  • Use 80/20 ground chuck for the best flavor. 
  • If you’re up for a little extra something… I like to mix equal parts Kraft Mayo with ketchup to form a yummy spread. Place it on the top bun to kick things up a notch!

What Cheese is Best for Burgers

According to Food & Wine, the top three cheese for burgers are:

  • American
  • Brie
  • Cheddar

All three have been used in our cheddar stuffed burgers and we love them! Check out their full list for more inspiration!

What Do You Put Inside Stuffed Burgers

When you bite into the burger you’re met with ooey gooey melted cheese. Lots of it. The best part about this recipe is how creative you can get. If you want to add chopped bacon into the center… Go for it! Or how about a cream cheese jalapeno mixture? Maybe just a different cheese like provolone or pepper jack? The possibilities are endless!

How Do You Keep Stuffed Burgers From Falling Apart

Here is the secret to keeping your patties together, or at least what we have found works for us. Mix as little as possible to avoid overworking the meat. If it seems a little warm from handling, refrigerate for 20 minutes before cooking. Easy peasy.

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Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These cheese stuffed burgers are known as a Juicy Lucy! Cheddar cheese is sandwiched between two meat patties and grilled to perfection.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon beef seasoning- I really like the Traeger Beef Rub
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire
  • 3 slices cheese
  • 3 buns
  • toppings

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill to medium heat. 
  2. Combine the beef, burger seasoning, and Worcestershire in a medium bowl. Gently mix with your hands until combined. 
  3. Divide into six equal pieces.
  4. Use your hand to form a thin and large round patty. You want them to be larger than you think but not thin enough that they break open. They will shrink and thicken while cooking. 
  5. Fold and break your cheese slices into quarters. Pace in the center of three patties.
  6. Take the remaining three patties and place directly on top of the cheese. Pinch the edges to close tightly.  
  7. Grill burger patties covered for 3-5 min each side on the grill. Flip burgers when juices are accumulating on top of burger and you have a good sear. Always be sure to cook until internal temperature of beef reaches 160˚F. 

Notes

  • Toast your hamburger buns with a tiny bit of butter. This gives you an incredibly delicious restaurant flavor and helps keep the toppings from soaking into the bun. 
  • Use 80/20 ground chuck for the best flavor. 

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1 burger
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 396
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