Have you had a stuffed burger? If not, why not? They’re incredible.
To be honest, I always used to sandwich my toppings in between two patties of beef and try to seal it by pinching the edges together. It works, but it’s not the greatest way to go about it. So the other day I was at Lowes and they had a stuffed burger press for sale for a measly $6! Of course, I slipped it in with the other purchases and brought it home.
The way it works is that you press a patty of beef into a cup shape. Then you fill it with your “toppings” and then add a thin layer of meat to the top and press again to seal it. Mine turned out to be about 1/2 pound hockey pucks full of jalapenos, cheese and bacon. Yours could be filled with anything that will fit.
My dearly devoted wife took pictures of the process in making the patties so I could share them with you here. It’s a little time consuming, but it’s so well worth it.
Here we go:
1. Put meat in the press, about 1/3 pound, and press with the small side of the press to create the “cup”.
2. The cup:
3. The filling:
4. The patty topper
5. Pressing the patties together:
6. Removing the patty:
And there you have it. Grill as you normally would, but resist the urge to press your patties to speed cooking. Everything will ooze out of them if you press on them with your spatula.
Well, not quite, you have to put them on your grill first:
Grill to perfection:
Why’s there only three? Well these have homemade pickled jalapenos in them, the kids already dug in to their jalapeno-less burgers and that was a mess to take a picture of.
Here’s the sandwich and fries:
And here it is cut open:
If I could do one thing different, it would be to pack more cheese inside. It tends to melt into the burger surrounding it and while you can taste it, you can’t see it. That was a deal breaker for the kids, and we had to add a slice of American to the top of theirs so they’d finish them. It wasn’t a taste issue, mind you, it was a visual issue.
Seriously though, get you a burger press and make these as soon as you can. They’re incredible.