Sunday, September 1, 2013

Steakhouse-Stuffed Cheeseburgers

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Good Cook, as part of the Good Cook Kitchen Experts program. All opinions are honest and 100% my own.

My husband is a "meat-man" and was completely the inspiration for these Steakhouse-Stuffed Cheeseburgers. He says that the only thing better than meat, is meat. He is true to his word too, the guy will eat the biggest steaks at any steakhouse we visit. With that in mind, I took flavors that can be found at steakhouses {bacon, mushrooms, fried onions, blue cheese & steak sauce} and stuffed them into a 1/2lb burger. This may have been one of my best ideas ever, my only regret is that I would have used more stuffing in each burger. However, the flavor was amazing and each ingredient could be tasted. Even though I made the Steakhouse-Stuffed Cheeseburgers for my husband, I am a total fan of them now!

The reason for making stuffed burgers was to enter Good Cook's 2013 Get Stuffed Burger Challenge. After all, the only thing better than a Stuffed Burger is a Stuffed Burger Challenge. ;) Good Cook sent an awesome Burger Stuffing Kit to get me started. I am not bragging here - for you could win one of your very own just by voting for your favorite burger in the Get Stuffed Burger Challenge!! (just wait, I will get to the details!)

Here is what the Burger Stuffing Kit contains:

Pretty awesome if you ask me! You could win a Cast Iron Grill, Folding Grater, Mini Chef's Knife, Turner, Non-Slip Flexible Cutting Board and most importantly, a Stuffed Burger Press. Now that is a Burger Kit worth entering for! There will be 10 kits given away and you are able to vote 3 times a day - your chances are looking pretty good. :) And it wouldn't hurt to vote for my burger, right? {shameless plea.} Just visit and get to voting!

Here are some action shots of my new Burger Stuffing gear!

The Good Cook Stuffed Burger Press is so easy to use and a breeze to clean. I have made stuffed burgers by hand before, with no Press, and they took much longer to make and looked no where as uniform as these ones did. It's certainly a new favorite kitchen gadget of mine. Even though I thought I had used a lot of stuffing in each burger, I could have used way more - can't wait to use it again and see just how much stuff I can stuff into a burger! 

The Good Cook Cast Iron Grill worked wonders. I used it on my glass top stovetop with no worries due to the smooth surface on the bottom of the grill. Plus, did you know that by cooking with cast iron there is iron added to the food? I, unfortunately, need to add iron to my diet and use cast iron reguarly. I love that this pan leaves grill marks on the burger and also keeps them from soaking in grease. It's going to be perfect for the wintertime when it's too cold/rainy to bbq outside.

The rest of the kit, a Mini Chef's Knife, Folding Grater, Non-Slip Flexible Cutting Board and Turner were perfect for helping get the Steakhouse-Stuffed Cheeseburgers ready to be devoured. I love that the grater has a fancy shred side, the smaller pieces of cheese melt faster which was great for these burgers. The knife and cutting board were a great combo - and the cutting board really is non-stick and didn't slide around on my tile counter tops. The turner, which is pictured above, did the job for our burgers and will work great with grilled cheese sammies too!

Right now you can get 25% off any of the Good Cook Burger Tools at by using coupon code: BurgerLovers

Steakhouse Stuffed Cheeseburgers
makes 4 1/2lb burgers
½ cup cooked bacon, chopped
½ cup blue cheese, crumbled
⅓ cup fried onions
⅓ cup mushrooms, chopped
2lbs ground beef
¼ cup steak sauce
1.5 cups Monterey Jack Cheese
Italian Seasoning
1. Mix together bacon, blue cheese, fried onions and mushrooms. Set aside.
2. Place 1/4lb ground beef in bottom of Good Cook Burger Stuffed Burger Press and create a pocket in the meat. Fill (FILL) with bacon mix and then drizzle with 1/4tbsp steak sauce. Top with another 1/4lb ground beef and press again to create a stuffed burger. Repeat, 3 more times.
3. Grill (I used the Good Cook Cast Iron Grill) over medium-high heat until burger is done to your likeness. I cooked ours for around a total of 12 minutes (for medium-well), adding the Monterey Jack Cheese at the ten minute mark, sprinkling Italian Seasoning on top.

What ingredients would you fill your burger with?

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