Rating: 4.52 stars
111 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0

Wonderful stuffed burger that can be easily changed to suit different tastes. My kids who normally don't have onions on their burgers REALLY enjoyed these. We served with french fries and root beer floats!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large mixing bowl, mix together the ground beef, salt, black pepper, barbeque sauce and garlic powder using your hands. Taking a small handful at a time (approximately 1/4 pound), shape into 12 patties. Lay patties out on a cookie sheet and cover with plastic wrap; place patties in the refrigerator.

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown, about 5 minutes. Remove bacon from skillet with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Turn the heat down to medium and pan fry the onions in the remaining bacon drippings until soft and translucent and just beginning to brown. Mix together onions and bacon in a small bowl.

  • Prepare a grill or large skillet for medium heat.

  • As the grill heats, pull beef patties out of the refrigerator; top 6 of the patties with 1- 1/2 tablespoons of the bacon and onion mixture each, and sprinkle with shredded cheese. Top each with one of the remaining patties and press the edges together to seal.

  • Grill or pan fry the stuffed and sealed patties until cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Serve on hamburger buns with condiments of your choice.

Nutrition Facts

669 calories; protein 50g; carbohydrates 26.8g; fat 38.7g; cholesterol 166.3mg; sodium 929.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (114)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2008
So filling and delicious! I pressed the hamburg as thin as possible and made equal sized patties. Next time I think I'll deliberately make two diffent sized patties putting my filling on the smaller one and topping with the larger hamburger patty to make more secure topper and edge. I omitted the BBQ sauce (not a bit fan of it) and added the slightest bit of powdered garlic. For the life of me I can't grill hamburgers without their falling into the flame so I pan-fried these and it worked wonderfully. Boyfriend raved about how good these are and I agree. Thank you for a fun different and tasty way to make hamburgers! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/04/2008
I didn't like this recipe at all. The burgers didn't stick together and the cheese just melted out of them. And it was way too time consuming for a burger. Read More
(5)
111 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 68
  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2008
So filling and delicious! I pressed the hamburg as thin as possible and made equal sized patties. Next time I think I'll deliberately make two diffent sized patties putting my filling on the smaller one and topping with the larger hamburger patty to make more secure topper and edge. I omitted the BBQ sauce (not a bit fan of it) and added the slightest bit of powdered garlic. For the life of me I can't grill hamburgers without their falling into the flame so I pan-fried these and it worked wonderfully. Boyfriend raved about how good these are and I agree. Thank you for a fun different and tasty way to make hamburgers! Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2007
Deeeelicious! I added a little minced garlic to the ground beef and didn't have any onions on hand so I did without. I added a little bbq sauce to the top of the burger just before serving. My picky teenagers are still bragging about what a great cook I am! =) Thanks for a great burger recipe! Read More
(33)
Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2008
Full of Flavor!! I am learning to cook so mine looked a little less than perfect (mainly because I had to defrost the meat in the microwave (last minute dinner) and it didn't stick together (but that was entirely me not the recipe) Anyway I will be making it again Everyone enjoyed it..except my brother he still refuses to even TASTE anything I cook. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/30/2007
Great burgers I spice up my ground chuck a little more with different seasonings I place the stuffing in the middle only and I grilled them. But the best thing I get out of these burgers is watching people faces as they reach the middle while eating. SURPRISE!!!!!. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
11/04/2008
GREAT recipe!! im on a diet so I couldnt actually taste them but my family LOVED them!! I live in chile so for election day I wanted to make an all american meal so thanks for the recipe ps. if your cheese comes out of the sides its because you didnt close them well.. you have to play with the meat (with your fingers) to make sure they dont have any holes where the cheese can escape! i "molded" them alot of times so that i wouldnt have that problem also if you dont like your burgers GIGANTIC divide every pound of meat in 8 they still came out HUGE try to not make them too thick.. keep in mind that 2 of them will make one! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/09/2007
I am not a big hamburger fan but these were very tasty. I used real bacon bits instead and then sauteed my onions in butter. I liked that in every bite you had onion bacon and melted cheese. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2015
Made these burgers twice in one week! I prepped (16) 5" wide patties and chilled in fridge while preparing the rest. I believe I made minor changes to this recipe. I used a full pound of cooked bacon but did not mix it with the cooked onions. After cooking onions in bacon grease I placed several paper towels on top of onions (and then discarded) to get rid of excess grease. I allowed onions to fully cool. Then divided among 8 patties evenly. I divided cooked bacon among those 8 patties... and then divided EXTRA Sharp Cheddar cheese (shredded)on top of the 8 patties. I sealed the edges well and refrigerated for at least 1/2 hour. Hubby grilled and all raved! Somehow with 8 burgers... only 4 four were fed. Tonight I had to double this recipe. They could not wait for the burgers to be cooked quickly enough! Totally Awesome!!! I think it's important to allow all cooked ingredients (bacon and onions) to cool fully before assembling burgers... and especially allow burgers to be refrigerated at least 1/2 hour prior to grilling. This will help keep burgers from falling apart in the grilling process. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2010
One of your reviewers recommended the Burger Pocket Press for stuffing burgers and took there advice. Best invention out there to make stuffed burgers. Thanks Cammy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2012
yummy! did this two days since I made for six. the first day I did just as the recipe called for. the second day I tried with mushrooms sauteed and then stuffed. both times came out great yet I had a hard time keeping them together. I usually make this sauce from this other website that replicates shake shacks sauce. its amazing on fries and all over the burger. lol usually end up with the sauce all over by the time I'm done with the burger. try it! Sauce Ingredients 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon ketchup 1 tablespoon yellow mustard 4 slices kosher dill pickle 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon paprika Pinch cayenne pepper Read More
(6)
Rating: 2 stars
06/04/2008
I didn't like this recipe at all. The burgers didn't stick together and the cheese just melted out of them. And it was way too time consuming for a burger. Read More
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