Stuffed Cheeseburger

Stuffed Cheeseburger

This tasty, juicy burger is so satisfying, who needs a bun?


1 pound ground chuck or ground round
1 tablespoon grated onion
1 teaspoon ketchup
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
4 small cubes Danish blue cheese
4 hamburger buns (optional), for serving
Boston lettuce leaves (optional), for serving
Sliced red onion (optional), for serving
Sliced ripe tomato (optional), for serving

  1. Lightly toss the meat in a bowl with the onion, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and thyme. Season with salt and pepper.

  2. Form 4 large patties, about 3 inches in diameter and 11/2 inches thick. To stuff, remove some meat from the top half of each patty and place a cheese cube in the center. Replace the meat and flatten slightly. Refrigerate, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. Prepare hot coals for grilling. Brush grill with oil. Grill the burgers 3 inches from the heat, about 4 minutes per side for medium-rare meat. Serve immediately on buns, if desired, with garnishes.

Serves 4. Per serving (without bun or garnishes): 260 calories, 1g carbohydrate, 27g protein, 15g fat, 55mg cholesterol.

B-man :wink: