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Cheese-Stuffed Taco Burgers

With crowd-pleasing Tex-Mex flavors, these tasty grilled stuffed cheeseburgers feature ooey-gooey Cheddar cheese.

10 minutes
prep time
15 minutes
cook time


Medium Cheddar
6 oz (170 g)
Black Diamond® Medium Cheddar
1 1/4 lb
lean ground beef
1 tbsp
taco seasoning
burger buns, split
lettuce leaves
ripe avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup
tomato salsa
thinly sliced red onion rounds


  1. Cut cheese into four 1-inch (2.5 cm) squares, about 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick; set aside.
  2. Mix together ground beef and taco seasoning. Divide mixture into 4 portions. Roll each portion into ball and press 1 piece of cheese into center of ball; pinch meat together to cover and enclose cheese. Press each ball into 1/2-inch (1 cm) thick patty.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat; grease grate well. Grill burgers for 5 to 7 minutes per side or until meat is cooked through and instant-read thermometer reaches 160°F when inserted into center of burger. Meanwhile, grill buns for 30 to 60 seconds or until lightly toasted.
  4. Sandwich lettuce, burger, avocado slices, salsa and red onions in each bun; cap with top half of bun.


  • Substitute tomatillo salsa for tomato salsa if desired.
  • For a spicy burger, add diced jalapeño. For a mild spice level, remove jalapeño seeds before dicing and adding to beef mixture. For an extra-spicy kick, keep the seeds.

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Medium Cheddar

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