Inside-out cheddar burgers

Prep 25 min
Total 30 min
Makes 8 servings

Fire up the barbie and celebrate Canada’s diverse cultural flavours with BBQ combos as unique as the country. This burger’s cheddar-filled centre will make it the star of your backyard party.



1.5 kg
medium ground beef
8 1-in. square pieces
Canadian cheddar, each 1/2 in. thick
1/2 tsp
hamburger buns
8 leaves
tomatoes, sliced into rounds
dill pickles, sliced


  • PREHEAT barbecue to medium. Divide beef into 16 portions. Flatten each into a very thin patty. Lay a square of cheese in the centre of 8 patties, then top with remaining patties. Pinch edges well to seal in the cheese. Season both sides of burgers with salt and fresh pepper.
  • OIL grill. Barbecue burgers, with lid closed, until cooked through, 4 to 6 min per side. Serve on buns with lettuce, tomato and pickles.


Calories 550
Protein 43 g
Carbohydrates 38 g
Fat 24 g
Fibre 4 g
Sodium 1010 mg

Issue: July 2013

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Photo credit: Inside-out cheddar burger recipe Photo by Angus Fergusson

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