Cheese Stuffed Burgers

  • 15MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 373KCAL

Our Cheese Stuffed Burgers feel so naughty yet they’re slimming friendly and perfect if you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories373
  • Carbs9g
  • Protein12g
  • Fat5g
  • Saturates2g
  • Sugars3g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff to know in the blurb!

Our Cheese Stuffed Burgers feel so naughty yet they’re slimming friendly and perfect if you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers. They’re definitely suited for barbequing on hot summer days, but if the weather isn’t great they work just as well on the grill too!

We love these Cheese Stuffed Burgers served with soft white rolls, a good splash of ketchup and a side of sweet potato fries, but they would go really well with barbecued vegetables too! Why not try popping some corn on the cob and courgettes on the grill for lighter side?

Make these burgers in a burger press to make sure your melting cheese middle is packed in well!

What diets is this Cheese Stuffed Burgers recipe suitable for?

This Cheese Stuffed Burgers recipe is suitable for gluten free diets, when served without a roll.

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Cheese Stuffed Burgers recipe?

  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Cheese Stuffed Burgers recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Cheese Stuffed Burgers recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 7 Points per portion of this Cheese Stuffed Burgers recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Cheese Stuffed Burgers?

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Making these Cheese Stuffed Burgers is pretty easy, especially when you use one of these burger presses. They’re far superior to some of the cheap plastic burger presses you see knocking about and much safer to use too!

How many calories are in this Cheese Stuffed Burgers recipe?

There are 373 calories per portion in this Cheese Stuffed Burgers recipe, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category They are big and filling enough to be served without bread, but don’t forget to add any values if you do decide to serve it in a roll.

This Cheese Stuffed Burgers recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

to make the filling

Step 1

Cut the bacon medallions into small pieces and finely dice the whole onion.

Step 2

Mist a pan with some low calorie cooking spray, then cook the bacon and half of the onions until they are cooked through and lightly browned. Set aside to cool.

Step 3

Meanwhile make up the burger mix (see instructions below) When the onions and bacon are cooled stir in the cheese and set aside.

to make the burgers

Step 1

Mix the minced beef, remaining onions, garlic, salt pepper, hot sauce and egg together until it’s all combined thoroughly. Return to the cooked onion and bacon and stir in the cheese.

Step 2

Split the burger mix into 4 equal balls, then put one ball into the burger press, replace the lid and press down firmly – you should now have a thin burger in the press. Make an indent in the middle of the burger, then add half of the cheese mix.

Step 3

Take another ball of burger mix and flatten it slightly. Place it on top of the cheese mix, then replace the lid and press down firmly. Remove the burger from the press and repeat with the remaining burger mix and cheese filling.

Step 4

Place in the fridge to firm up for 30 minutes.

Step 5

Spray both sides of the burger with some low calorie cooking spray (so it doesn’t stick to the grill bars) then place on the BBQ. Cook for 5 minutes, then turn and cook for another 5 minutes. Keep turning every 5 minutes, and check the internal temperature reaches 65 – 75°C (150 – 160°F).

Step 6

Serve with salad, or on your a roll of your choice. (We used 60g wholemeal roll).

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How do you know when Cheese Stuffed Burgers are cooked?

Spray both sides of the burger with some low calorie cooking spray (so it doesn’t stick to the grill bars) then place on the BBQ. Cook for 5 minutes, then turn and cook for another 5 minutes. Keep turning every 5 minutes, and check the internal temperature reaches 65 – 75°C (150 – 160°F)

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
Storing

How long can you keep Cheese Stuffed Burgers in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Cheese Stuffed Burgers in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Cheese Stuffed Burgers?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat Cheese Stuffed Burgers?

From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.

From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 5-7 minutes until piping hot.

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Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Our Cheese Stuffed Burgers feel so naughty yet they’re slimming friendly and perfect if you’re calorie counting or following Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 373
  • Carbs 9G
WW Points
  • 7 Green
  • 7 Blue
  • 7 Purple

Ingredients

For the burger

  • 400 g 5% Minced Beef
  • 1/2 small Onion
  • 1 clove Garlic minced
  • 1 pinch Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 pinch Sea Salt
  • 1 small Egg
  • 1 dash Hot Sauce
  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray

For the fillling

  • 1/2 small Onion
  • 2 Bacon Medallions
  • 20 g Low Fat Cheddar or spreadable cheese (or a combination of both)
  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray

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Instructions

To make the filling
  1. Cut the bacon medallions into small pieces and finely dice the whole onion
  2. Mist a pan with some low calorie cooking spray, then cook the bacon and half of the onions until they are cooked through and lightly browned. Set aside to cool
  3. Meanwhile make up the burger mix (see instructions below) When the onions and bacon are cooled stir in the cheese and set aside
To make the burgers
  1. Mix the minced beef, remaining onions, garlic, salt pepper, hot sauce and egg together until it's all combined thoroughly. Return to the cooked onion and bacon and stir in the cheese
  2. Split the burger mix into 4 equal balls, then put one ball into the burger press, replace the lid and press down firmly - you should now have a thin burger in the press. Make an indent in the middle of the burger, then add half of the cheese mix
  3. Take another ball of burger mix and flatten it slightly. Place it on top of the cheese mix, then replace the lid and press down firmly. Remove the burger from the press and repeat with the remaining burger mix and cheese filling
  4. Place in the fridge to firm up for 30 minutes
  5. Spray both sides of the burger with some low calorie cooking spray (so it doesn't stick to the grill bars) then place on the BBQ. Cook for 5 minutes, then turn and cook for another 5 minutes. Keep turning every 5 minutes, and check the internal temperature reaches 65 - 75°C (150 - 160°F)
  6. Serve on your a roll of your choice. (We used 60g wholemeal roll)

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AliaMonday 12th November 2018

Hi Can I use Quorn mince for these burgers instead?

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ClaireWednesday 10th October 2018

Hi can I freeze these once they cooked used turkey mince that been previously frozen

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HarrietThursday 26th April 2018

Can I cook these in the oven? If so what temperature please?

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