Cheddar-Stuffed Burgers
Catherine Saenz, CSCS
Catherine Saenz, CSCS
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410 Calories
4 g Carbs
30 g Protein
31 g Fat
Total Time
8 servings

Forget the bun! You won't be disappointed by these juicy burgers with a surprise filling of cheddar cheese!


  • 2 lb lean ground beef
  • 8 oz reduced fat cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 8 leaf, large iceberg lettuce
  • 1 medium whole (2-3/5" dia) tomatoes
  • 2½ tbsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 avocado
  • 8 slice pickles
  • salt and pepper to taste

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  1. Combine meat, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Blend well.
  2. Divide meat into 8 equal portions and shape each into a ball.
  3. Poke a deep hole in each ball and fill with 1 ounce of cheese. Mold meat around cheese to enclose, and flatten each burger to a 3/4-inch-thick patty.
  4. Cook each burger in olive oil to desired doneness, about 5 minutes per side for medium.
  5. Top each burger with avocado, a slice of tomato, and a pickle spear, and wrap in a lettuce leaf.

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