Cheese-Stuffed Salsa Burgers

Cheese-Stuffed Salsa Burgers
Now that we’re halfway through May, I think we’re officially in burger season. TJ and I love grilling out during the summer, and while we like mixing it up with different meats, burgers are definitely one of our default choices. TJ’s specialty is these Jalapeno Burgers, and I like to kind of mix it up and try different things out with them.

These Cheese-Stuffed Salsa Burgers kind of taste like a taco, mostly because of the seasonings in the ground beef. The oozing cheese in the center of the burgers is the star here, and I think the pepper jack complements the seasonings nicely. All in all, I think these are a new favorite in our house!

Printable Recipe
Serves 2

ingredients:
1/2 lb lean ground beef
1/4 cup medium salsa
1 tsp chili powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp onion powder
dash pepper
4 small slices pepper jack cheese
2 hamburger buns, toasted

instructions:
Set the oven to broil. In a medium bowl, mix together the beef, salsa, powder, salt, cumin, onion powder, and pepper.
Cheese-Stuffed Salsa Burgers

Shape the meat into 4 very thin patties.
Cheese-Stuffed Salsa Burgers

Place two small slices of cheese on two of the patties.
Cheese-Stuffed Salsa Burgers

Top each with the remaining patties and seal the edges.
Cheese-Stuffed Salsa Burgers

Line a lipped baking pan with foil and lightly spray with cooking spray, then place the burgers on the pan.
Cheese-Stuffed Salsa Burgers

Broil for 12-15 minutes, turning once halfway through, until the burgers reach desired doneness.
Cheese-Stuffed Salsa Burgers

Place on the toasted bun, top as desired and enjoy!
Cheese-Stuffed Salsa Burgers
Cheese-Stuffed Salsa Burgers

We served ours with Garlic Oregano Zucchini and it was great together!
Cheese-Stuffed Salsa Burgers

Adapted from Land O Lakes

What’s your favorite burger of all-time? Do you like any unusual toppings?

8 Comments
  • Amberly
    May 16, 2014

    Yum!!! I’m still waiting for you to do that cookbook thing, I would probably buy one for everyone I know 😉
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  • Jules @ If I had 100 dollars
    May 16, 2014

    those look awesome!!
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  • Nadine
    May 16, 2014

    I have NEVER though to cook burgers in the oven. OR fill them with cheese. OMG I need a cheeseburger right NOW!!!!!!!!

    • ashleynevis
      May 16, 2014

      I’ve never made them in the oven like that before either, but I loved it. It was nice and easy, and they were incredibly juicy! And stuffing them with cheese is a MUST 🙂
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  • Lynne
    May 17, 2014

    This solves two problems – I hate cleaning the grill and I also dislike standing there and watching the meat cook, so oven cooking = win. The second problem is that thick hamburgers just aren’t appealing to me – so the cheesy inside will be fantastic. I am not a big fan of spiciness (yes, I am a food wimp) so I would probably swap out the cheese for another variety. Thanks for the idea!

    • ashleynevis
      May 19, 2014

      Lynne, I am with you on hating to clean the grill and standing over the meat while it cooks – cooking them in the oven was a dream! I bet they would be great filled with Swiss or provolone cheese. You’ll have to let me know if you make them!
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