Inside-out cheddar burgers


  • Prep Time25 mins
  • Total Time30 mins
  • Makes8 servings
Inside-out cheddar burgers

Inside-out cheddar burger recipe Photo by Angus Fergusson

Chatelaine Triple Tested

Fire up the barbie and celebrate Canada's diverse cultural flavours with BBQ combos as unique as the country. This burger's cheddar-filled centre will make it the star of your backyard party.


  • 1.5 kg medium ground beef

  • 8 1-in. square pieces Canadian cheddar, each 1/2 in. thick

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 8 hamburger buns

  • 8 leaves lettuce

  • 2 tomatoes, sliced into rounds

  • 2 dill pickles, sliced


  • PREHEAT barbecue to medium. Divide beef into 16 portions. Flatten each into a very thin patty. Lay a square of cheese in the centre of 8 patties, then top with remaining patties. Pinch edges well to seal in the cheese. Season both sides of burgers with salt and fresh pepper.

  • OIL grill. Barbecue burgers, with lid closed, until cooked through, 4 to 6 min per side. Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato and pickles.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 550, Protein 43g, Carbohydrates 38g, Fat 24g, Fibre 4g, Sodium 1010mg.