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Cheesy Pepper Jack Stuffed Cheeseburgers

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Cheesy pepper jack stuffed cheeseburgers are hearty and juicy. Seasoned beef and spicy pepper jack are sandwiched between a toasted kaiser bun.

I am sure you are already tired of me saying it, but I am going to declare anyway. Spring is upon us, and I am overjoyed.

Now you might be wondering, “Why is this guy so excited about a season?”

Is it the flowers and trees budding or the chirping of robins? No and no! I love this time of the year because it’s the start of grilling season.

Sliced open pepper jack cheeseburger with a pickle.

The time has come to bust out your grills and skewers. To buy bags of charcoal or fill the propane tank and let the smell of cooked meat fill the air.

Ariel view of a cheeseburger on a checkered cutting board.

It’s truly a magical time to be alive. Unless that is, you live in an apartment or condo like us, and the H.O.A. doesn’t allow grills.

Fear not my friends, for I have found a way to cook to meat with beautiful markings and this recipe displays one of my favorite Springtime meals… the cheeseburger.

Half a cheeseburger on a cutting board.

Cheesy pepper jack stuffed cheeseburgers are quite a mouthful, both in name and flavor. Using a packaged seasoning mix makes the process a breeze, and you can use whatever flavor you like the most.

I chose McCormick’s Grill Mates: Worcestershire Pub Burger for its depth and smokiness. Pepper jack paired nicely and brought a spicy kick to cut through the heavy ground beef.

To cut down on the fat, I used the 85/15 type from my local grocery store. It has a little less fat than the traditional 80/20, but it still manages to keep the burger juicy.

Pepper Jack cheese burger with melted cheese.

Instructions:

Pre-cooking Preparation:

Enough about how the burger tastes, let’s get down to preparing it for lunch or dinner. Start by preheating your grill or in our case, the cast iron stovetop griddle.

While everything heats up, go ahead and prepare your condiments. As you can see from the picture, I like a burger with mayo, spicy mustard, lettuce, tomato, onions, and pickles.

My son is the ketchup man in our house. After the grill has fully warmed up, slice your kaiser bun lengthwise and then lightly butter the sides that will touch the burger.

Place the buttered buns on the grill for about 3 minutes or until they are nicely toasted. Nobody likes soggy buns.

Ariel view of grilled cheese burger.

Next, take your ground beef and place it in a mixing bowl. Then add the seasoning mix and combine the two ingredients. I used my hands and just dug into the ground beef.

Afterward, separate the hamburger meat into four 1/4 lb or 4 ounce balls. On a cutting board, smash the balls into patties and set aside.

Once you have all the patties prepared, get the pepper jack cheese and place one slice between 2 patties of meat.

Here’s the tricky part, you have the “seal” the patties together. When doing this step, I used the pinching method.

I pushed the burgers together using my palms, then went around the edges of the stuffed burgers and pinched them together creating a meat seal.

Gooey cheese burger with pickles.

Cooking and Assembly:

Now that you have your burgers prepped and a hot griddle, place the meat on the grill and cook on medium-high heat for approximately 7 to 9 minutes on each side.

The time I quoted here is for a well-done hamburger. I am not sure how much time to shave off if you like your burgers medium or medium-well.

The last step just involves building your perfect cheesy stuffed pepper jack cheeseburger.

For me, that goes dressed bottom bun, lettuce, tomatoes, meat, an extra slice of cheese, onions, and dressed top bun. That’s all there is to making this recipe, and I sincerely hope you try it for yourself.

In closing, I wish everyone a long life, everlasting love, and a full belly!

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Sliced open pepper jack cheeseburger with a pickle.

Cheesy Pepper Jack Stuffed Cheeseburgers

Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Cheesy pepper jack stuffed cheeseburgers are hearty and juicy. Seasoned beef and spicy pepper jack are sandwiched between a toasted kaiser bun.

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon Worcesterhire Pub Seasoning, McCormick's Grill Mates
  • 4 ounces Pepper Jack Cheese, Sliced is easier to work with
  • 2 buns Kaiser Rolls
  • 1/2 tablespoon butter

Instructions

  1. Preheat grill or pan on medium-high heat.
  2. Slice Kaiser buns lengthwise and butter inside of each bun. 
  3. Place buns on hot grill, butter side down, for approximately 3 minutes to until buns are toasted.
  4. Put meat into mixing bowl and then add seasonings. Combine mixture well and separate into 4 ounce balls.
  5. Squish meat balls flat and then place a slice of pepper jack between 2 pattie and pinch them together along the outside of the burger to seal the cheese inside the meat.
  6. Place 2 burgers on hot grill and cook on medium-high heat for approximately 7 to 9 minutes on each side.
  7. Once cooked, place stuffed burger on toasted bun and build your perfect cheeseburger.

Notes

Calorie count is approximate and does not include condiments such as mayo, mustard, ketchup, lettuce, tomatoes, or pickles.  

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 821Total Fat: 65gSaturated Fat: 30gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 219mgSodium: 486mgCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 53g

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Stephanie Lee

Monday 17th of April 2017

This looks incredible! I'm a fan of a big juicy burger most days, and even better that it's stuffed with spicy cheese! YUM!!

John

Monday 17th of April 2017

Thank you, Stephanie! Me too, I would eat them everyday if I could lol!

Mark, CompassandFork

Saturday 8th of April 2017

What a great looking burger and look at the size of it. I love how the cheese is all stretchy. A great Saturday lunch.

John

Sunday 9th of April 2017

Thank you, Mark! Yeah, I went a little crazy on the burger huh? lol! Glad you liked it :)

Rachel @ Kitchen Cents

Wednesday 5th of April 2017

Looks delish and I love your cutting board!

John

Thursday 6th of April 2017

Thank you, Rachel! The cutting board was custom made. My wife's, sister's boyfriend (just imagine me saying that with a strong Southern accent lol!) is something of a carpenter and he made the cutting board. He did a phenomenal job.

Chelsea Catherine

Wednesday 5th of April 2017

These look so good! Delicious!

John

Wednesday 5th of April 2017

Thank you, Chelsea!

Mira

Monday 3rd of April 2017

OMMMGGGG...I am on a vegetarian challenge right now and this is making me drooooool...Looks so good!

John

Tuesday 4th of April 2017

Thank you, Mira! So sorry! I hope you don't get derailed. Hang in there, you will make it :) Thank you again for commenting!

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