Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tailgate Tuesday: Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

(note: Tailgate Tuesday posts are special features written for the SideLion Report from us gals of The Thrifty Table. Check in every Tuesday for a new recipe perfect for that week's tailgate party!)

Matt and I visited Wisconsin this last weekend so cheese has been on my mind. With the Lions playing the Green Bay Packers this Sunday, I have a cheesy tailgate food for you. Cheese-stuffed burgers are a twist on the basic cheeseburger. Forget the sliced cheese on top-this version results in a delicious melted cheese center!

For a tailgate, try making mini burgers with a variety of cheeses to try. With most of our grills away for the season, make these on a grill pan on the stove or broil in the oven. Have fun!

Cheese-Stuffed Burgers

3 lbs. ground beef
steak seasoning
4 oz. of cheese (colby, goat cheese, brie, blue cheese or others)
8 hamburger buns

Separate beef into 8 equal mounds. Place a piece of cheese in the center and press firmly with your hands to form a patty. Sprinkle with steak seasoning or spices of your choice. Grill for 4-6 minutes a side, or until center is lightly pink. Serve with a variety of toppings, such as lettuce, tomato, red onion, pickles, avocado, bacon, or sauteed mushrooms. Enjoy!

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