Mexican Burgers

Cheese Stuffed Burger
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 20 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Yield: 4 burgers
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
575 Calories
38g Fat
2g Carbs
53g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 575
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 176mg 59%
Sodium 513mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 53g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 267mg 21%
Iron 5mg 30%
Potassium 718mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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 ground cumin

  • 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.