For many of you, it may be getting a little colder outside, but for some of you, grilling waits for no man. Bundle up and grill up some of these quick-cooking (5 minutes per side) burgers for a hearty meal for your family and friends. Cheese-stuffed burgers are one of life’s drool-enducing miracles; enjoy this one in the warmth of your home, maybe with some sweet potatoes left over from Thanksgiving. Happy grilling!
Cheddar and Roasted Garlic Stuffed Hamburgers (from Sargento)
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 12 cloves garlic, peeled
- 2 lbs. ground beef chuck
- 8 slices medium cheddar cheese
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 4 Kaiser rolls, sliced in half
1. Preheat gas grill to medium-high heat, or prepare charcoal grill and raise temperature to medium-high heat.
2. Heat olive oil in small frying pan over medium-low heat. Add garlic cloves, and cook until golden brown on edges and soft, about 5 minutes.
3. Use a slotted spoon to transfer the garlic cloves to a paper towel. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the garlic-flavored oil and refrigerate the remaining oil for another use.
4. Shape ground beef into 8 patties, each about 1/2-inch thick. Fold 4 of the cheese slices into quarters. Place 3 roasted garlic cloves and 1 slice folded cheese in the center of each of 4 patties. Top with remaining 4 patties. Pinch together the edges of the burgers to seal completely. Brush stuffed patties with 2 tablespoons of the reserved garlic oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
5. Grill 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature of the meat is 160°F. Top burgers with remaining 4 slices of cheese.
6. Place rolls on cooking grate, cut sides down, and continue grilling for 1 minute or until cheese is beginning to melt and bread is lightly toasted. Serve burgers on rolls with favorite condiments.