The Ultimate Burger Challenge

  • Recipe Type

    Red Meat

  • Skill Level


  • Grill Time

    <1 hour

  • Method


  • Servings

    Serves 3

Step Up Your Burger Game... Stuff Them Up!

Everyone loves burgers, so get ready to step up your burger game with this recipe! Stuffed patties will transform your burger to a new eating experience. The patties in this recipe are stuffed with bacon and cheese, but should get creative and stuff the patties with whatever you want. Also, don't forget to add your favorite toppings. So pickup your phone and invite your family and friends this weekend to impress them with this new burger experience.

Comment below to let us know what did you stuff your patties with and the toppings you used!

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Recipe Video 


Fry 6 slices of bacon and set aside.

Frying bacon

Place ground beef into a mixing bowl and sprinkle in some pepper, salt, and 2 tbsp of worcestershire sauce.

Add flavor to the ground beef

Mix with hands.

Mixing the ground beef

Divide the meat into 6 sections and form into patties.

Preparing the burger patties

Put bacon and a few slices of cheddar on one side of the patty. 

Adding cheddar and bacon to the patties

Then take another patty and put it on top and seal the edges by pressing it together. You will have 3 stuffed burgers when finished.

Sealing the stuffed burger patties

Heat up grill to about 350 degrees with direct heat over Fogo Charcoal. Grill grates are used in the video to get really nice looking grill marks and also reduces flare ups since the juices are caught in the grates. The burger should not stick to the grates. If it sticks, it just needs more time to cook and it will release from the grates when it is ready to spin or flip. It works best to rotate 90 degrees once so you get good grill marks, then flip and rotate after a few minutes. Monitor the internal temperature and remove from the grill when the temperature is 155 degrees*. Be sure to measure the temperature of the meat and not the middle where the cheese and bacon are.

Burger patties over Fogo Charcoal

Remove burgers and put buns and ham on the grill to heat it up for a few minutes.

Grilling the ham over Fogo Charcoal

Fry 3 eggs sunny side up and set aside. Assemble burger with ham on top of the patty and then the sunny side up egg on top of that. When sliced, the egg should be runny and give the burger a delicious, silky richness. Top with your favorite toppings like lettuce, tomato, onion, ketchup, mustard, and/or mayo. 

The Ultimate Burger Challenge


*155 degrees is the USDA safe internal temperature for ground beef. Some people cook their burgers less, but with the burger stuffed with cheese and bacon, this burger will still be juicy when cooked correctly.



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