Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Burgers

I was looking for something different. As much as I love grilling beef patties on a grill, simple and tasty, I wanted something bigger. Something new. These spinach and artichoke stuffed burgers were just flat-out crazy delicious. Every bite is full or perfectly seasoned beef and a wonderful cheesy mixture that has just a slight kick. This is one great burger!
Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Burgers

The recipe below makes 8 good-sized burgers. You want to pack them full of the cheese mixture, but not over-pack them or they will certainly burst open on the grill. You might end up with leftover cheese mix, which is great because it’s also awesome as a dip!

Don’t go crazy flipping your spinach and artichoke burgers on the grill. One time, that’s it. And carefully. Treat them as if you’re cooking raw eggs and don’t over-work them.

Also try my spinach and artichoke grilled cheese sandwiches.

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Burgers

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup frozen spinach defrosted, drained
  • 1 cup artichoke hearts chopped, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 pounds ground beef
  • 8 hamburger buns
  • Vegetable oil for brushing

Instructions

  • Add the cream cheese, mozzarella, Parmesan, spinach, chopped artichoke hearts, garlic and red pepper flakes to a large bowl. Stir to combine. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Divide the beef into 16 equally sized balls and flatten into thin patties. Place 2 tablespoons of the cheese mixture into the middle of 8 of the patties. Add another patty on top and pinch the seams to seal.
  • Season the burgers with salt and pepper on both sides. Fire up your grill for medium-high direct cooking.
  • Lightly brush the patties on both sides with vegetable oil and add to the grill. Cook 4-5 minutes per side or until they reach the desired doneness.
  • Lightly toast the buns and and top with the cooked burgers.