Applewood Smoked Bacon Stuffed Cheeseburger

Chef Nino’s Cooking Class


  • 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1/4 bottle of beer
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 pound ground beef (80/20)
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 8 strips crisp cooked Applewood smoked bacon, crumbled
  • 4 French bread style rolls
  • 4 slices fresh tomatoes


  1. Cube the cheddar cheese. Place cubes in food processor and process until smooth. Add Worcestershire sauce 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.
  2. Divide ground beef and form into 8 very thin patties. Drop 2 ounces of beer in the center of each patty. Sprinkle remainder seasoning on top of burgers. Use fingers to spread and flatten cheese. Top with 4 remaining patties and press together to seal in filling.
  3. Grill on high heat for 4 1/2 minutes per side.
  4. Place on rolls, top with mayonnaise and tomatoes.

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