I bought my boyfriend a burger cookery book and metal ring to shape burgers for his birthday, even though I knew they would effectively be a present for me! I decided to make something from the book recently and chose cheese-stuffed burgers. They were really easy to make and very tasty.
I didn't add anything to the beef mince other than salt and oregano - no onions, and there was no reason to bulk it out with breadcrumbs or bind it with egg. I used the ring to shape the burger and thought it was really useful.
To make the stuffed burgers, you need to make two thin burgers per person as you will later join them together.
Place the remaining two burgers on top and press down around the edges to seal.
Fry the burgers on both sides. The cheddar started to seep out of the burger a little as it melted but the feta remained intact.
Here you can see the inside of the feta burger. The feta had a stronger taste than the cheddar and didn't really melt at all, whereas the cheddar did melt.
The cheddar-stuffed burger
My boyfriend wanted an additional slice of cheese as well :-)
These were really good; I am looking forward to trying something different from the burger recipe book soon.
I am entering these in Cheese Please, hosted by Fromage Homage, as the ingredient this month is cheddar.