• 25 Ratings

Bite into one of these extra-juicy burgers to reveal a delicious surprise: a gooey melted-cheese center.

Everyday Food, June 2008

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Divide beef into 4 equal portions, and gently form each into a ball. Insert a piece of cheese in the center of each ball, and flatten into 1-inch-thick patties, pinching beef to enclose cheese. Transfer to a plate; with thumb, make a shallow indentation in center of patties, taking care not to expose cheese.

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  • Heat grill to high; lightly oil grates. Just before grilling, season patties with salt and pepper. Place on grill; cover, and cook to desired doneness, 2 to 4 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let burgers rest 3 to 4 minutes; serve on buns with desired toppings.

Cook's Notes

Cheddar is a natural partner for a burger, but any good melting cheese will work -- the possibilities are endless.

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Reviews

25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 1
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