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!
The recipe below for spinach and artichoke stuffed burgers 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 (I love my Weber grills!). One time, that’s it. And carefully. Treat them as if you’re cooking raw eggs and don’t over-work them.
I use this nifty little ole burger press to make these burgers. It’s the best thing ever for stuffing burgers with just about anything you can think of!
Also try my spinach and artichoke grilled cheese sandwiches.
Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Burgers
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 2 cups mozzarella shredded
- ½ cup Parmesan freshly grated
- 1 cup frozen spinach defrosted, drained
- 1 cup artichoke hearts chopped, drained
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- kosher salt
- ground black pepper
- 3 pounds ground beef
- 8 hamburger buns
- vegetable oil for brushing
- 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.
Nutritional values are approximate.