Skip Navigation
Search recipes, ingredients, articles, products...
Pepper Jack Hamburgers

Pepper Jack Hamburgers

Pepper Jack cheese adds a zesty flavor to these buttery grilled hamburgers.

What's this?

What is this button?

You now are able to shop & buy these ingredients online! After you select your market, you decide if you want to have your items delivered or picked up today!

Learn How it Works...

15 min
Prep Time
25 min
Total Time


1 1/2 pounds extra lean ground beef

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground or coarse ground pepper

3 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Pepper Jack Cheese, chopped

3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives

4 (3/4-ounce) slices Land O Lakes® Pepper Jack Cheese

4 onion topped hamburger buns

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

Lettuce leaves, if desired

Tomato slices, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper in large bowl; mix lightly. Shape into 4 (1/2-inch thick) patties.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine chopped cheese, 3 tablespoons butter and chives in small bowl; mix well. Shape cheese mixture into 4 equal-size balls; flatten slightly. Press a small indentation into center of each patty. Place cheese balls into each indentation; form ground beef around cheese ball, pinching to seal well. Place onto large plate. Cover; refrigerate 30 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat gas grill on medium or charcoal grill until coals are ash white.

  4. STEP 4

    Place patties onto grill. Grill, turning once, 10-14 minutes or until internal temperature reaches at least 160°F or until meat is no longer pink in center.

  5. STEP 5

    Meanwhile, spread cut-sides of bread with 2 tablespoons butter. Place onto grill, butter-side down. Grill until toasted. Top each burger with 1 slice cheese before removing from grill.

  6. STEP 6

    To serve, place lettuce leaf onto bottom half of bun, if desired. Top with burger and tomato slices, if desired, and top half of bun.

Tip #1

Chilling prepared patties before grilling allows butter mixture in center to firm up, making it less likely to ooze out during grilling.

Nutrition (1 serving)

680 Calories
45 Fat (g)
155 Cholesterol (mg)
960 Sodium (mg)
24 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
45 Protein (g)
Tried this recipe? Instagram it!
And don't forget to tag us @landolakesktchn.