Inside Out BBBQ Burger

SERVINGS: 4
SERVING SIZE: 1/4 pound burger

No, we didn't type an extra "B." A BBBQ Burger is an all-beef patty that's been stuffed with Merkts Sharp Cheddar Cheese and chunks of applewood-smoked bacon, then grilled to juicy perfection. Serve this mouth-watering burger on a toasted bun with crispy onion rings/jalapeños and BBQ sauce... Woohoo!

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Sharp Cheddar

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp – Merkts Sharp Cheddar
  • 1 lb – Ground sirloin burger
  • 4 Tbsp – Bacon, applewood smoked, cooked, cut into small chunks
  • 4 Tbsp – BBQ sauce, prepared (KC style)
  • 8-12 each – Baked onion rings
  • 8-12 each/rounds – Pickled jalapeño peppers
  • 4 – Burger buns

Preparation

Make eight 2-oz burger patties; press each one flat. Top the center of one with 1 Tbsp Merkts Sharp Cheddar, leaving 1/4" of the burger edges w/o cheese. Top with 1 Tbsp of bacon. Put other patty on top and form into 1 burger, gently crimping the edges with your hands to seal in the cheese. Repeat to make the other 3 burgers. Grill 'em medium to well done in a nonstick pan on med-high heat. Toast buns. Put 2-3 onion rings on each bottom bun; top each w/2 jalapeño rounds. Top w/patty, and spread 1 Tbsp BBQ sauce atop patty. Plop on the top buns, serve hot & enjoy!

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Tasty Tips

  • It’s okay if some of the cheese oozes from the burger after cooking—in fact, it looks great.
  • Still not enough cheddar for you? Smear some more Merkts Sharp Cheddar on top of the burger patty, and then add the BBQ sauce.
  • Add your favorite toppings to a Merkts Sharp Cheddar-stuffed burger and build your own personalized creation.
  • Placing the toppings under the patty (crispy onion rings & jalapeños, or when using lettuce and tomatoes) lets you bite into the hot, juicy burger first and enjoy its true flavor.
  • Experiment with various types of burger buns: Kaiser, potato, whole wheat, or Kings Hawaiian.
  • Ground chuck or ground round can be used instead of ground sirloin.
  • Cook 2-3 strips of applewood-smoked bacon until crispy, then cut into small chunks for the recipe. For convenience, you can prepare this ahead of time.