I love grilling. During the summer, I bet we use the grill 4-5 times a week! One of our go-to meals is homemade burgers using local grass-fed beef. You can season hamburgers in a multitude of ways so they never get boring. The addition of cheese in the middle of the burger gives you one more option for a quick dinner.
Stuffed Cheddar Beef Burgers
1# grass-fed ground beef
1 tsp. blacking seasoning
1/2 tsp. garlic (fresh or granulated)
fresh ground pepper, to taste
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
In a large bowl, place the ground beef. Using a fork, gently break apart the hamburger and sprinkle the seasonings over the meat. Mix gently until the spices are incorporated. Divide into 8 sections and form into thin patties (about 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick). Take the shredded cheese and divide into 1/4 cup servings. Take each serving and roll around in your hands until you form a ball – then, mash the ball down to form a thick patty. Sandwich the cheese between two of the burger patties and gently seal the edges.
Grill over high heat until each side is seared (about 5-8 minutes). Lower the heat and cook until the burgers reach your desired temperature. Well done takes about 15-20 minutes on our grill. Serve immediately, though burgers are great reheated, so if you make extras, you have tomorrow’s meal planned!