Have you tried stuffed burgers? I'm not a plain burger gal, I like to mix it up a little, especially with burger toppings, and stuffed burgers seem to be the latest thing. They are surprisingly very easy to make too.
- 2 standard packages of ground beef - I used the Fresh & Easy Angus Ground Beef 93/7.
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- pinch of garlic pepper
- pinch of salt
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- Gorgonzola cheese
- bacon - grilled and chopped into small pieces
Pop on a pair of gloves and combine all of the ingredients, except the Gorgonzola and bacon, in a mixing bowl.
Before we start stuffing burgers, you are going to need one of these:
This is a stuffed burger press from Good Cook and retails for $9.99.
Not only is it great for making stuffed burgers, but as you can see from the image above it has differently levels marked on the outside so you can decide how large you want your burger to be. Plus, you can size regular burgers in it and I can't wait to use it for veggie burgers.
To make the stuffed burgers, make a tight ball of ground beef mixture and pop it into the stuffed burger press. Using the wider flat side of the press, flatten your burger. Turn the press over and press down onto the burger mixture to make a well in the center of the burger.
Roll a second ball of ground beef mixture and place on top, using the larger flat side, press that down over the top.
I used the Good Cook Cast Iron Square Grill (which is currently 40% off) to cook our burgers. Four burgers fit on the grill perfectly and they were cooked in no time. I love having indoor alternatives to cooking on the big grill outside which I refuse to touch because of my slight fear of fire.
If you haven't used Cast Iron cookware before, my friend Ellen has really great tips on how to season your pan.
Once your burger is ready, pop it onto a bun and top with bacon, grilled pear, and salad greens. You can even add a little seeded mustard, or barbeque sauce, whichever you prefer.
What would you stuff your burger with? Try out some of these great ideas.
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