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Stuffed Burgers with Pepper Jack Cheese


Here, beef burgers are filled with piquant pepper jack cheese, then cooked and topped with guacamole and crispy bacon.

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  • 2 large avocados, preferably Haas, peeled and pitted
  • 1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 1 1/2 Tbs. chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 1/2 lb. ground beef
  • 2 oz. pepper jack cheese, grated
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 8 bacon slices, cooked until crispy


Servings 4
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Step 1

Prepare a medium-hot fire in a grill. Place a la plancha cast-iron griddle on the grill to preheat.

In a bowl, combine the avocados and lime juice and mash them together with a fork. Season with salt and stir in the cilantro. Set the guacamole aside.

Divide the ground beef into eight 3-oz. portions and shape each into a ball.

Using a stuffed burger press according to the manufacturer’s instructions, make 4 burgers, stuffing each with 1/2 oz. cheese. Season the burgers with salt and pepper.

Place the burgers on the la plancha and cook, turning once, about 4 minutes per side. Place the burgers on the buns and top each with 1/4 cup guacamole and 2 bacon slices. Serve immediately. Serves 4.


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