Cheese and Pepper Stuffed Burgers

My Favourite Burgers

Cheese and Pepper Stuffed Burgers myfavouritepastime.com_2784Winter is now here but sometimes I wish I could rewind the clock and start summer all over again. We had lots of burgers this year. I think we tried every filling possible, but I my most favourite was the cheddar and pepper stuffed burgers. They tasted so good; we made them over and over again. If you’ve never tried this combo, please make a point of trying.

Cheese and Pepper Stuffed Burgers myfavouritepastime.com_2781We used ciabatta instead, either white and or whole grain. I think the best side dish is French fries but you could also just serve them with lots of green veggies on the side or salad, or simply reduce the portion of French fries. We thoroughly enjoyed these burgers and hope you will too. I wish you a happy week!

  • For patties 
  • 500g (1Ib) lean ground (minced) beef
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onions
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon dried chilli (pepper) flakes or finely chopped chilli pepper
  • Other ingredients 
  • 4 red or orange miniature sweet bell peppers
  • 50g (2oz) cheese (I used mature cheddar) cut into four small cubes
  • 4 whole grain or multigrain ciabatta rolls, split and toasted
  • Lettuce, onion and tomato slices and grilled peppers to serve

Cheese and Pepper Stuffed Burgers myfavouritepastime.com_3809Please always remember to assemble all ingredients before you start

Cheese and Pepper Stuffed Burgers myfavouritepastime.com_3813Cut off the tips of the sweet peppers and remove the ribs and seeds. .

Cheese and Pepper Stuffed Burgers myfavouritepastime.com_3818Grill peppers under broiler for 5-7 minutes until the skins are lightly blistered, turning from time to time. Remove and set aside to cool. Stuff peppers with cubes of cheese

Cheese and Pepper Stuffed Burgers myfavouritepastime.com_3812Combine the ground beef, cumin, salt, chopped onions, cilantro and chilli flakes, and mix thoroughly but lightly to avoid toughening the meat.

Cheese and Pepper Stuffed Burgers myfavouritepastime.com_3820Divide mixture into four portions and completely enclose each stuffed miniature pepper in the middle of the patty. Flatten slightly to form ¾ inch thick patties.Grill the patties 14-18 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 160°F (70°C).

Cheese and Pepper Stuffed Burgers myfavouritepastime.com_3821Serve patties on a bed of lettuce topped with onions and tomatoes.

Cheese and Pepper Stuffed Burgers myfavouritepastime.com_2780We really enjoyed eating these burgers.

Cheese and Pepper Stuffed Burgers

Preparation time: 25 minutes; Cooking time: 20 minutes; Serves: 4

Ingredients

For patties

  • 500g (1Ib) lean ground (minced) beef
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onions
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • ½ teaspoon dried chilli (pepper) flakes or finely chopped chilli pepper

Other ingredients

  • 4 red or orange miniature sweet bell peppers
  • 50g (2oz) cheese (I used mature cheddar) cut into four small cubes
  • 4 whole grain or multigrain ciabatta rolls, split and toasted
  • Lettuce, onion and tomato slices and grilled peppers to serve

Instructions

  1. Cut off the tips of the sweet peppers and remove the ribs and seeds. Grill peppers under broiler for 5-7 minutes until the skins are lightly blistered, turning from time to time. Remove and set aside to cool. Stuff peppers with cubes of cheese.
  2. Combine the ground beef, cumin, salt, chopped onions, cilantro and chilli flakes, and mix thoroughly but lightly to avoid toughening the meat. Divide mixture into four portions and completely enclose each stuffed miniature pepper in the middle of the patty. Flatten slightly to form ¾ inch thick patties.
  3. Grill the patties 14-18 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 160°F (70°C). Serve patties on a bed of lettuce topped with onions and tomatoes.

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54 thoughts on “Cheese and Pepper Stuffed Burgers

  1. What a FABULOUS idea. I sometimes put a bit of mozzarella in my burgers, especially when I put them on the bbq, but I have NEVER thought of this combination. yum!

    1. Happy New year. I look forward to the garden. It’s always fun to be part of the garden. One day I hope to sample some food. Have a wonderful 2015
      Liz

  2. Woah, this looks and sounds wonderfully delicious. And that pattie looks huge. 🙂 Did you feel the need to add mustard or sauce? Personally, I like extra butter on my home cooked burgers, because I just love melted butter.

    By the way, that’s it from me this year. Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year, Liz. I look forward to more of your recipes next year.

    1. Oh LIgnum I am going to miss our little chats. You’ve been a sense of inspiration and you always make me laugh, lots!!!
      I did add lots of whole grain Dijon mustard, a glug of ranch dressing and an extra slice of cheese…it’s called binging without shame! I hope you have a Merry X-mas and a Happy and Fulfilling New Year. Thanks so much for your continuous support and your hilarious nature!!!
      Liz

  3. What a great idea to stuff burgers with both sweet peppers and cheese, no mater the type. It’s a burger with a tasty surprise inside. Who wouldn’t love that? Hope things are going well in your neck of the woods, Liz.

    1. Happy New Year, John. Things went too well I almost forgot I had a favourite pastime….now I am slowly getting out of the christmas reverie. I hope to start posting, again, soon. Enjoy 2015!
      Liz

    1. Ha ha it has just been snowing but i have an indoor grill so over the weekend I shall definitely be enjoying a burger!!! Have a great week!
      Liz

  4. Love my burgers too! I have 2 outdoor electric grills (I keep in the garage) so I can easily make these even though winter is almost here. What a neat idea to use those cute little peppers stuffed with cheese. I wonder what jalapenos might taste like! 🙂 Liz – I made some green tea sushi rice recently and mentioned your site – I am not sure if you knew about it or not – now you do 🙂

    1. Hi Aunt Juju,
      I’ve been rather lazy of late. I’m trying to cut the weight around my middle and so I refrain from cooking too many nice things lest I overstuff myself and go back to square one. If you love the heat of jalapeños then I guess they would just taste good. I’m not much of a chilli eater. I have to look at that green tea sushi rice It sounds heavenly and thanks for mentioning my site, I totally appreciate. Have a lovely week!
      Liz

    1. Hi Debbie,
      Ha ha I love, love, love peppers, too so pas du problem!!! The burgers were delicious. You have to make David some. Have a lovely week!
      Liz

  5. I absolutely love hamburgers, and this one looks fantastic, Liz! Sometimes I put roasted poblano peppers on mine, but I never would have thought of bell pepper. Great idea! Wish I had one right now!

  6. I have a little appliance that allows me to put in some meat, then a filling, then more meat. The resultant burger is really too big, so haven’t tried it more than once. The premise is lovely. The oozing cheese is delightful. ;->

    Virtual hugs,

    Judie

    1. mmm that reminds me of all the appliances I have that sit around waiting for someone to use them. How is the new year? I just read the ‘bacon’ story and now I’m craving some. Have a wonderful 2015
      Virtual Hugs
      Liz

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