Stuffed Burgers with Pepper Jack Cheese

by 👩‍🍳 Cooking With a Southern Vibe in Music City USA 👩‍🍳, April 18, 2011

These beef burgers are filled with piquant pepper jack cheese, then cooked and topped with guacamole and crispy bacon.


2 large avocados, preferably Haas, peeled and pitted
1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
Kosher salt, to taste
1 1/2 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 lb. ground beef
2 oz. pepper jack cheese, grated
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
4 hamburger buns
8 bacon slices, cooked until crispy


Prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill. Place a cast-iron griddle on the grill to preheat. 

In a bowl, combine the avocados and lime juice and mash them together with a fork. Season with salt and stir in the cilantro. Set the guacamole aside. 

Divide the ground beef into eight 3-oz. portions and shape each into a ball. 

Using a stuffed burger press according to the manufacturer’s instructions, make 4 burgers, stuffing each with 1/2 oz. cheese. Season the burgers with salt and pepper. 

Place the burgers on the griddle and cook, turning once, about 4 minutes per side. Place the burgers on the buns and top each with 1/4 cup guacamole and 2 bacon slices.

Serve immediately. Serves 4.

Williams-Sonoma Kitchen.

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