Applewood Smoked Bacon Cheese-Stuffed Burgers
8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, room temperature
1 ½ tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
4 cloves garlic, smashed
¼ bottle of beer
2 teaspoons Cajun Seasoning
1 ½ pound ground beef (80/20)
1/3 cup mayo
8 strips crisp cooked applewood smoked bacon, crumbled
4 French bread style rolls
4 slices fresh tomatoes
Cube the cheddar cheese. Place cubes in food processor and process until smooth. Add worcestershire and garlic. Process until blended.
Add the beer, a small amount at a time, until mixture is of spreading consistency. Stir in 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning and cooked bacon. Pulse food processor for an additional 10 seconds.
Form ground beef into 8 very thin patties. Place two ounces of beer cheese in the middle of 4 patties. Sprinkle remainder of seasoning on top of burgers. Use fingers to spread and flatten cheese. Top with 4 remaining burgers and seal so that the cheese is encased.
Grill on high heat for 4 ½ minutes per side. Place on rolls, top with mayo and tomatoes.
*If baking, preheat oven to 350 degrees, place burger patties onto a greased cookie sheet and bake for 15 minutes or until desired degree of doneness is achieved