Recipe Video: How To Make Stuffed Bacon Sliders
In this video, Bacon Freak founder Rocco Loosbrock shows you how to make blue cheese stuffed bacon sliders. Stuffing burgers is a lot easier than you’d think. These mini burgers are a mixture of ground beef and ground bacon. Then they are stuffed with delicious blue cheese. Feel free to substitute other cheeses if blue cheese isn’t your thing, so long as it’s something that will melt well. Adapted from this recipe. Gather up the ingredients below and follow along with Rocco!
1/2 lb. bacon (ground in food processor)
1-1/2 lb. ground 80% to 85% lean beef, preferably chuck
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
4 oz. crumbled creamy blue cheese, such as Point Reyes Farmstead Original Blue
Gently break the meat into large pieces in a large bowl. Add the Worcestershire sauce, 1 tsp. salt, and 1/2 tsp. pepper and gently mix with your hands; avoid overworking.
Wet your hands and shape the meat into 8 equal 1/2-inch-thick patties. Make a slight indentation in the center of 4 of the patties to hold the cheese. Divide the blue cheese into 4 equal portions, shape into disks, and set a disk in each of the 4 indentations. Top the cheese with the remaining patties and gently but firmly seal the edges to completely encase the cheese. Refrigerate, uncovered, for at least 20 minutes and up to 4 hours.
Prepare a hot charcoal or gas grill fire. Grill the burgers, covered with vents open, until nicely marked and cooked to your liking (2 minutes per side for rare, 3 minutes per side for medium rare, 4 minutes per side for medium). Don’t press on the burgers while they’re cooking—you want to keep the juices and cheese inside the burger, not on your grill.