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Casey’s Cheeseburger Surprise – Recipe Corner

Surprise, it’s a party!!

Or at least it will be once you make these bad boys…

I have made these burgers for every summer get together, BBQ, and garden party I have ever catered.. they are always requested and always the first dish gone. People gobble them up like they are never going to eat again! I have actually had people ask me to make and freeze them to sell..

They are delicious, melt in your mouth.. fabulous! Totally addicting 😉

 Casey’s Cheeseburger Surprise –

2 lbs of ground beef (90/10 or 85/15 work best)

3/4 cup of sweet or red onion, finely diced

2 cloves of garlic, minced

3 tablespoons of cilantro, fresh chopped

1/2 teaspoon of cumin

1/2 teaspoon of salt, additional to sprinkle if desired

1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

8 tablespoons shredded cheese of your choice (I use sharp cheddar or fresh mozz)

1 tablespoon of olive oil

(8 buns or bibb lettuce leaves, any fixins’ you desire)

1. Combine meat, onions, garlic, cilantro and spices in a large bowl. Mix it all up to evenly dispatch the flavors, but be careful not to over mix and make the meat tough. Flatten your meat and using your hands, section out 8 even amounts to roll into patties.

2. Place the meat in your hand and make alittle hole in the middle. Fill that hole with the cheese. (SURPRISE!) Cover it up with the meat and make into a your burger.

3. Heat your oil over medium-high flame. Place your burgers into your pan and cook until cooked through and the cheese is fully melted (about 7 minutes on each side) turning only once. Remove and allow them to rest for 5 minutes before serving.


Serve in a lettuce wrap or a bun.. or even just on the plate with some salad or any side you desire! I like to pair this with chipotle ketchup (simply mix about 1 teaspoon of chipotle powder into 1/2 cup of ketchup! Boom, done!) Or a nice slice of heirloom tomato will do the trick!! Yummy..

The onions begin to cook and become almost melted into the burger.. the cilantro and cumin have an amazing flavor combination and balance.. The cheese just oozes out in this amazing euphoria of goodness.. It truly is an experience!

The best part is you don’t risk losing any cheese melting off during cooking because its inside!! 🙂 You can make these on an indoor grill pan instead of a saute pan or even your outdoor grill, all equally amazing! Enjoy xo

I hope you try this recipe, and others!

If you do please let me know what you think!

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