Mexican Burgers

Cheese Stuffed Burger
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings

In this recipe, spiced ground beef is shaped into ​burgers with a pepper jack cheese filling.


  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin (ground)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 slices Monterey Jack cheese (with hot chile peppers)

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine ground beef with seasonings; form into 8 patties, each about 1/4-inch thick.

  2. Place cheese slices (cut to fit so edges of burgers may be pressed together) in the center of 4 of the patties; cover the cheese with remaining patties and press edges together.

  3. Broil or grill over medium-hot coals, turning once until done.

Glass Bakeware Warning

Do not use glass bakeware when broiling or when a recipe calls to add liquid to a hot pan, as glass may explode. Even if it states oven-safe or heat resistant, tempered glass products can, and do, break occasionally.