Smokey Cheddar Filled Burgers

Smokey Cheddar Filled Burger Recipe

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I love making my own burgers, in fact I never buy my own. It’s become quite an obsession now of mine to create the perfect burger!
Recently travelling to the USA it’s quite apparent that the UK have a long long way to go to be any where near the standard of burgers in the US. I don’t know if its due to the fact that most takeaways are bought when we are drunk,taste and quality go out the window. America seem to take real pride in Food no matter what time of night they serve it up.
So here’s the version I came up with tonight. I hope to post quite a few different Burger Recipes.

This should make two very large burgers of four reasonable size.
Remember that in the UK our burger buns don’t accommodate the large burger!

Ingredients

For the Burger Mix

500g Minced Aberdeen Angus Steak
1 Red Onion
Half a Red Pepper
2 Gloves of Garlic
2 tablespoons of BBQ Sauce
Salt and Peper Seasoning

Mix all of the above ingredients in a pod processor starting with the onion, garlic and pepper. Then add the meat bit by bit and the BBQ sauce. Then season.

Once the mix is ready divide into how many burger’s you want, then half them again. Sprinkle some flour on a surface pat one out and lay some Cheddar Cheese in the middle then pat the other half over the top. Transfer to a floured plate and continue till all burgers are done.

Refrigerate for at least an hour till the burgers are firm.
Preheat the oven to about 180c.
Cook the burgers each side for five minutes.
Then remove from the oven and cook on a hit griddle or frying pan for a minute each side to brown the outside.

Serve on a bun with salad and sauce.

Enjoy!

Here’s a similar recipe.

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/beef-recipes/a-cracking-burger

8 thoughts on “Smokey Cheddar Filled Burgers

  1. I found it interesting to hear about your opinion on American meat. I currently live in the state of Ohio, where I tend to steer clear of beef because of a recent drought which has led to feed issues with the cattle. However! I grew up in the state of Iowa, where they take great pride in their Iowa Beef, Iowa Pork Chops, and more. So, it is nice to read about the positive thoughts on the standard of burgers you found! As an aside, I have made my own burgers a few times now and am discovering that there are thousands of ways to do it, and each one can be just as tasty as the next! It’s a great deal of fun to experiment.

  2. These look amazing Jen! Ordering a new grill in just a few days and this will be one of the first recipes I prepare with it! Thank you for sharing, will let you know how they come out.

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