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Stuffed cheddar burger with secret sauce

Stuffed with melted cheese and featuring a secret sauce for a kick of flavour, this burger is sure to delight any crowd.

Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

10-12 min

Total Time

25 min


  • BBQ or frying pan
  • wide metal spatula
  • box grater
  • cutting board
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • measuring spoons and cups
  • parchment or waxed paper
  • instant read thermometer


For the burgers

  • 1½ lbs (680g) medium ground beef
  • ¼ tsp (2ml) salt
  • ¼ tsp (2ml) pepper
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) cheddar, room temperature
  • 4 burger buns
  • Optional toppings: shredded iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, red onion

For the ‘secret’ sauce

  • ½ cup (120ml) mayonnaise
  • 3 tbsp (45ml) ketchup
  • 2 tbsp (30ml) diced pickles
  • 1 tbsp (15ml) yellow mustard
  • ½ tbsp (8ml) white sugar


  1. In a mixing bowl, season the beef with salt and pepper and shape into 8 even sized balls. Between 2 sheets of wax or parchment paper, flatten each ball with the back of a pan or a dinner plate to ¼-½ “ thickness, or about the width of your buns.
  2. Form slightly raised edges on 4 of the patties. These are your bottoms. In the centre of each of the 4 bottoms, place 3 tbsp of grated cheddar cheese and lay the remaining 4 patties on top. Gently press to seal the edges making sure to not leave any large air pockets inside the burger.
  3. ‘Secret’ sauce: In a small mixing bowl, combine the mayo, ketchup, mustard, sugar and diced pickles. Set aside.
  4. Arrange a platter with assorted toppings such as shredded lettuce, sliced tomato, thinly sliced red onion, etc.
  5. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat and cook burgers for 5-6 minutes per side. Don’t be tempted to press on the patties as they cook, or you risk losing all that gooey cheese. These stuffed cheddar burgers can also be cooked in a pan over medium heat for 7-8 minutes per side, or until the internal temp reaches 165’F (74’C).
  6. Toast the buns and spread one heaping tablespoon of ‘secret’ sauce on the tops and bottoms of each one. Place one patty on each bottom and let everyone dress their own burger as they choose.


  • Lean or extra lean ground beef can get crumbly on the grill and let the cheese ooze out. For the best results, we recommend using 75-80% ground beef.