Stuffed Burger Patties

Every summer, I make my own burger patties to grill. It is currently winter in the Midwest, and we are experiencing a heavy frost. That won’t stop me from grilling my stuffed burger patties because I can make them indoors with a grill pan.

The patties we’ll be cooking today are made with ground beef and ground pork. When I only have 90/10 ground beef, I like to blend the two types of meat. Adding ground pork to the mixture will add extra fat to the mixture, keeping the patties moist on the inside.

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Burger

I’m using a unique gadget today to make it easier to stuff my burger patties. It’s known as a packed burger press. Its job is to shape the burger patty so that a large cavity forms in the center. The space will then be filled with the stuffing of your choice. For the time being, let’s load this with bell peppers and cheese.

Don’t stop with simply bell peppers and cheese. You can also include other components in your stuffing, such as bacon. The important thing here is that you enjoy your loaded burger. I believe chopped mushrooms and Swiss cheese (with caramelized onions) would make an excellent filling for your burger patty.

It’s time to cook these bad boys once your burger patties are done and packed. I normally grill the first side for 3 minutes before flipping the patty to grill the other side for up to 5 minutes. As a result, the burger will be medium-stuffed. If you want yours medium-well, increase the grilling time. Remember that the longer you grill the burger patty, the drier it becomes.

With a hamburger bun, serve your stuffed burger patties. This can also be eaten on its own, like I did. This dish goes well with rice. For added taste, I recommend a dash of Worcestershire sauce.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb. ground pork
  • 3/4 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Stuffing

  • 1 medium red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

Instructions

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Burger
  • Combine ground pork, ground beef, parsley, garlic powder, and salt. and ground black pepper in a large bowl. Mix well.
  • Scoop around 1/4 cup mixture from the bowl and roll it into a ball-shaped shape using your hands.
  • Put it in the middle of a burger stuffer tool. Press. Arrange a decent amount of bell peppers and cheese in the middle. Top with 2 to 3 tablespoons of meat mixture to secure the opening. Perform this step until all ingredients are consumed.
  • Heat up the grill or grilling pan. Start to grill the first side for 3 minutes. Turn it over and continue to grill the other side for 5 minutes.
  • Arrange in a plate. Serve as it is or place it in between two buns.
  • Share and enjoy!

FAQ

What’s the best way to create stuffed burger patties?

Start by dividing your ground meat into two portions for each burger patty. Flatten one portion into a patty shape. Create an indentation in the center, ensuring it’s not too thin to avoid the stuffing leaking out during cooking. Add your desired fillings in the center, leaving a border around the edges. Place the other portion of ground meat on top and carefully seal the edges, ensuring no gaps for the stuffing to escape.

What are some great options for fillings to stuff inside the burger patties?

The options for stuffing are limitless! Popular choices include cheese (cheddar, blue cheese, mozzarella), sautéed mushrooms, caramelized onions, crispy bacon, roasted peppers, jalapeños, or a combination of these. Consider flavors that complement the meat and add a burst of taste when bitten into.

How do I prevent the stuffing from leaking out while cooking?

Ensuring a secure seal is crucial to prevent the filling from escaping during cooking. Make sure the edges of the two portions of ground meat are well-pressed together, and there are no tears or thin spots. Additionally, avoid overstuffing the patties, as this can make it challenging to seal them properly.

What’s the best way to cook stuffed burger patties?

Grill or pan-fry the stuffed burger patties over medium-high heat. It’s essential to handle them gently to maintain their shape and prevent the fillings from spilling out. Cook the patties for about 4-5 minutes per side, flipping them carefully to ensure even cooking. Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature reaches a safe level for the type of meat used.

Can I make stuffed burger patties in advance?

Absolutely! You can prepare the stuffed burger patties ahead of time and store them in the refrigerator for up to a day before cooking. Place them on a plate or tray lined with parchment paper, ensuring they’re not stacked on top of each other. Cover them with plastic wrap or foil to prevent any air exposure, which could cause them to dry out.

 

 

 

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