Recipe: Inside-Out BBBQ Burger - Merkts Cheese Spread

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Inside-Out BBBQ Burger

No, we didn’t type an extra “B.” A BBBQ Burger is an all-beef patty that’s been stuffed with Merkts Sharp Cheddar Cheese and applewood smoked bacon. Serve this juicy burger on a toasted bun with crispy onion rings, jalapenos and BBQ sauce… Woohoo!

  • yield: 4 burgers
  • serving Size: 1/4 lb. Burger
  • cook Time: 20 minutes

How to Make It

  1. Make eight 2 oz flat burger patties.
  2. Spread 1 Tbsp of Merkts on patty, leaving 1/4” around edges without cheese
  3. Top cheese with 1 Tbsp of chopped bacon
  4. Put other patty on top and crimp together to create a burger
  5. Repeat to make 3 more burgers
  6. Grill them medium to well done in a nonstick pan on med-high heat
  7. Toast buns
  8. Place 2-3 onion rings on each bottom bun and top with 2 jalapeno rounds
  9. Add patty and spread on 1 Tbsp BBQ sauce
  10. Plop on the top bun and serve hot
  • It’s okay if some of the cheese oozes from the burger after cooking—in fact, it looks great.
  • Need more cheddar? Smear more Merkts on top of the burger patty, and then add the BBQ sauce.
  • Add your favorite toppings for a personalized creation.
  • Placing toppings under the patty lets you bite into the hot, juicy burger first and enjoy its true flavor.
  • Experiment with various types of burger buns: Kaiser, potato, whole wheat or Kings Hawaiian.
  • Ground chuck or ground round can be used instead of ground sirloin.
  • Cook 2-3 strips of applewood smoked bacon until crispy, then cut into small chunks for the recipe. For convenience, bacon can be prepared ahead of time.