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I was browsing through a bunch of Fourth of July recipes and discovered this great tip for making cheeseburgers without the mess of melted cheese dripping and burning on your grill grates or grilling tools. I call these "Surprise" Cheeseburgers, and I bet they'll be a big hit with kids. So the next time you plan on making cheeseburgers, think outside the box--or inside the burger!
This is a basic recipe that focuses on the meat-to-cheese ratios and the technique. Feel free to add whatever seasonings you wish to the ground meat (e.g., salt & pepper, minced garlic, etc.), and use any type of ground meat (beef, chicken, turkey, venison, meat combo, etc.) as well as any type of cheese so long as it's shredded. The ratio to use is 1 cup of shredded cheese per 1 pound of ground meat, and I make 4 burgers per pound of meat. If you want to season the raw ground meat, work the seasonings into the meat before you start making the burgers.
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PS: Don't settle for boring supermarket condiments to top your surprise burgers. A gourmet stuffed cheeseburger deserves an extraordinary ketchup or mustard, which you'll find on our Mustard & Ketchup page.