Meatball Hamburgers Recipe

Difficulty (Scale from 1-10): 5

Makes 6 (1/2 pound) burgers

Ingredients (See Hamburger Stuffing for more ingredients)

Meatball Hamburgers

3 pounds 80/20 mix ground beef
1 3/4 cups plain bread crumbs
4 cloves of fresh garlic
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 of chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1 small Vidalia onion chopped
3 eggs

Combine all ingredients except ground beef and bread crumbs in a food processor, mix until liquefied. Once liquefied add bread crumbs to food processor and blend well enough to get mixed. Then, in a large mixing bowl add the ground beef and mix in the liquefied mixture; be sure not to over-mix or the beef will become tough. Store in refrigerator while you prepare the stuffing.

Hamburger Stuffing

1 tablespoon of olive oil
4 ounces of raw Bacon chopped in 1/4 inch squares
5 cloves of fresh garlic (minced)
1 small red onion
1/2 tsp of sea salt
4.5 Ounces of Supresada cut into 1/4 inch cubes
1/4 pound of Fontina Cheese cut into 1/4 inch cubes

In a large skillet over medium heat add olive oil, bacon, and garlic in skillet. Cook until bacon fat starts to become translucent. Then add chopped onion and salt; cook until onion becomes soft and translucent. Once onion becomes translucent add supresada and cook for 5-10 minutes until the fat of the supresada goes from white to clear.

Burger Assembly

Form (1/4 lb) burger patties in your hand and then place on wax paper. Using your fingers form a depression in the center of each patty with a raised edge, this is 1/2 of your burger. Do the same for another patty making the other half of your burger.
Spoon in some stuffing into the depression and add a few cubes of fontina cheese. Then take the other patty half and place over burger, place in your hand and seal the edges with your fingers and make smooth. Repeat this for the rest of the hamburgers.


Preheat Oven to 250 degrees. In a large skillet put enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. On medium to high heat place burgers in skillet and cook for 4 minutes on each side. After burgers are cooked place them on a pizza pan and cover with tinfoil. Bake in oven (250 degrees) for 12 minutes. Take the burgers out of the oven and serve with your favorite topping or condiment.

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