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.
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. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Looking for a lighter burger? Then check out John’s Onion Burgers.
Cheesy Pepper Jack Stuffed Cheeseburgers
- 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
- Preheat grill or pan on medium-high heat.
- Slice Kaiser buns lengthwise and butter inside of each bun.
- Place buns on hot grill, butter side down, for approximately 3 minutes to until buns are toasted.
- Put meat into mixing bowl and then add seasonings. Combine mixture well and separate into 4 ounce balls.
- 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.
- Place 2 burgers on hot grill and cook on medium-high heat for approximately 7 to 9 minutes on each side.
- Once cooked, place stuffed burger on toasted bun and build your perfect cheeseburger.