Melt in the Middle Cheeseburger
What’s better than a BBQ when the sun comes out? Here at Andrew James we do barbecues BIG; much more than a few sausages chucked on the grill, we go the whole hog (sometimes literally) from marinated mouth-watering meats to indulgent desserts.
This recipe is 10 marks above your average barbecue burger. Forget average BBQ cheeseburgers where your beef patty is just topped with a slab of bog standard cheddar.
This recipe produces a thick juicy beef burger oozing with mozzarella and sundried tomatoes; guaranteed to drive both your taste buds and your guests wild!
Cook on the Andrew James Barbecue for optimum taste and ease.
This Classic BBQ recipe is surprisingly simple, and pays off massively in the flavour stakes, we promise you’ll never look back!
(For 5 Large Stuffed Burgers)
For the burgers:
1kg lean minced beef
10 diced sundried tomatoes
1 slice of mozzarella per burger
Salt and pepper
5 Toasted bread buns
Salad of your choice
Take a small amount of your minced beef and place it into your burger press (this smaller burger is going to help form a seal around your burger filling). Once pressed, set to one side.
Next, take a larger portion of mince, and place it into the press. This burger will be the base for your filling, so it needs to be quite thick!
Once you’ve pressed the mince, press the centre of the burger down so you create a dip in the centre of your mince.
Now, it’s time to get creative. We stuffed our burger with mozzarella and sundried tomatoes, but you could go with whatever you like! Jalapeños, feta, olives, onion and even cooked bacon make fantastic fillings!
After that, place your smaller burger on top and press the sides down and seal it so you don’t lose any of the filling, especially for when it goes on the BBQ.
If you like your burgers medium to well done, we suggest giving them up to 10 mins per side – remember, they’re pretty chunky burgers so need quite a while to cook through!
Serve them in a toasted bun with your favourite condiments, a bit of salad and (of course) a nicely, chilled beer.