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Epic Ham And Cheese Stuffed Bacon Burger

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Author: Milisa Armstrong, Miss in the Kitchen


The Epic Ham and Cheese Stuffed Bacon Burger is hands down the best burger I've ever had! Smoked ham and smoked cheddar cheese stuffed inside a grilled barbecue burger and topped with crispy bacon! A total show-stopper for summer cookouts!

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 This Epic Ham and Cheese Stuffed Bacon Burger was seriously the best Bacon Burger ever. The smoky cheddar and ham gives this burger amazing flavor that is unlike anything you've ever had. 


The sticky barbecue sauce and crispy bacon take this burger to epic proportions. You will really wow your friends and family with this one!


How to Make Epic Ham and Cheese Stuffed Bacon Burgers:

  1. Form ground chuck into 1/4 pound patties. Making half of the patties with an indention for the filling. 
  2. Mix diced ham and cheese together in a bowl. Spoon into patties and top each with another patty. Pinch edges to seal. Season both sides with salt, pepper and garlic. 
  3. Prepare grill to 350°. Place burgers over the fire and sear on both sides. After flipping the burgers, brush with barbecue sauce, flipping one more time. Continue to grill until internal temperature of burgers is 165°.
  4. Meanwhile cook bacon in the oven and toast the buns. 
  5. Place burgers over toasted buns with your favorite toppings and serve immediately. 

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Tips for making stuffed burgers:

  • Use 80% lean ground beef, I prefer ground chuck. 
  • Make patties about 3 to 4 ounces.
  • Cook your filling ingredients like bacon and onions before stuffing, otherwise the filling won't be fully  cooked.
  • Fill each burger with 2-3 tablespoons of filling. 
  • Seal patties together by pinching edges or pressing with a fork. 
  • Grill burgers over medium heat to cook evenly throughout. 

Filling Ideas for Stuffed Burgers:

  • Bacon: Crispy Petit Jean Meats Bacon is a must-have and makes both a great filling and topping!
  • Ham: Petit Jean Meats Hickory Smoked Ham adds an amazing depth of flavor to stuffed burgers.
  • Cheese: Smoked Cheddar is my go-to for stuffed burgers. Pepper-Jack or Onion and Garlic will also add lots of terrific flavor.
  • Caramelized onions, fried peppers or pickled jalapeños would also be delicious. 

Take your summer cookout to the next level with these Epic Ham and Cheese Stuffed Bacon Burgers!

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PREP TIME

15 minutes

COOK TIME

20 minutes

TOTAL TIME

35 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 pounds 80% lean ground chuck

  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce

  • 8 Toasted Buns

  • leaf lettuce

  • Condiments: mayo, mustard, ketchup if desired


INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Form ground chuck into 8, 1/4 pound patties. Make half of the patties with an indention to fill with ham and cheese. 
  2. Mix diced ham and shredded cheese together in a bowl. Spoon into 4 patties and top each with another patty. Pinch edges to seal. 
  3. Season both sides with garlic, salt and pepper. 
  4. Prepare grill to 350°. Place burgers over the fire and sear on both sides.
  5. After flipping the burgers, brush with barbecue sauce and flip again.
  6. Continue to grill until internal temperature of burgers is 165°.
  7. Meanwhile cook bacon in the oven and toast the buns. 
  8. Place burgers over toasted buns with lettuce your favorite condiments and serve immediately.

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