outside-in cheeseburger patty recipe

Outside-In Cheeseburger Patty with 26g Protein

August 31, 2018

There are many variations to the traditional beef patty which are delicious. This Outside-In Cheeseburger Patty takes it to an entirely new level of deliciousness. You and your guests will love the cheesy addition that is inside the burger! Anyone can put a slice of cheese on the top of a burger, with this recipe, it will have the cheesy goodness inside, packed with flavor and protein from the inside out!

Outside-In Cheeseburger Patty

Recipe by: Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl)
Makes 1 serving
Cook Time: 4-7 each side, depending on the level of doneness you prefer


  • 4 oz. raw extra-lean ground beef
  • 1 wedge spreadable light Swiss cheese, room temperature
  • 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash of salt, or more to taste
  • Dash of black pepper, or more to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except the cheese. Add as much salt and pepper as you like.
  2. Knead mixture by hand until integrated.
  3. Form into a ball.
  4. Using your thumb, make a large, hollow indentation in the ball (past the center but not all the way through).
  5. Fill the hole with the cheese and squeeze the meat to make a seal so no cheese is exposed.
  6. Flatten slightly into a thick patty.
  7. Bring a pan misted with nonstick spray to medium-high heat on the stove. (Use a grill pan if you've got one.)
  8. Place patty in the pan, cover and cook for 4 - 7 minutes per side, depending on how well done you like your burger.
    (Heads Up: Don't press on the patty with your spatula because your burger might ooze cheese.)

Nutritional Info Per Serving

Calories 179; Carbohydrates 1.5 grams; Fat 6.5 grams; Protein 26.5 grams

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Outside-In Cheeseburger Patty


Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl) is the creator of the Hungry Girl brand. She is the founder of www.Hungry-Girl.com, the free daily email service that entertains and informs hungry people everywhere. More than 1,000,000 fans eagerly wait for Hungry Girl’s recipes, food finds, and tips & tricks each weekday.
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