Friday, August 30, 2013

Grand Slam Stuffed Burger (Bacon, Jalapeno Pimento Cheese Topped with an Egg)


Good Cook put out the call for a Stuffed Burger Challenge and I totally raised my hand and said "pick me, pick me!".   I was chosen to participate in the  All-Beef Stuffed Burger challenge and the wheels in my brain started to go into over drive.  I had so many ideas from Pizza stuffed burgers to Jalapeno Popper stuffed burgers etc..  I finally settled on what I call a Grand Slam Burger because it's got all the ingredients that can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch or dinner.   I stuffed this all beef burger with a spicy Jalapeno Pimento Cheese filling and BACON.  Talk about a winning combination.  Then I set the bar a little higher by topping the burger off with a perfectly fried egg with a runny yolk.  Now this is what you call a slap in your mouth good time!

Good Cook gave me both the Burger Stuffer Kit and a Cast Iron Grill to help me wit this challenge.   I loved both items because they helped make this burger challenge a breeze.

Cast iron is a fantastic piece of cookware and it is something you can own for generations. Don't let seasoning and cleaning your cast iron cookware scare you off.  I simply scour with kosher salt and scrub brush.  Then I put the cleaned skillet on the stove top and heat it dry and wipe it down with some canola oil.  It's as simple as that.  Once you start cooking with cast iron, you will always have it on your stove or close by.   The Good Cook cast iron skillet rocks and it cooked my burgers perfectly with those lovely grill marks that everyone wants to see on their burger. I cannot wait to make some grilled chicken on it too. :)  

The burger stuffer was so easy to use and it helps form the perfect stuffed burger with minimal hand touching the raw ingredients.  I love how sleek each piece is and it washes easily.   I would recommend both these items for your burger stuffing needs.  I am planning on playing around with the burger stuffer in other ways... so you may see it being used here at Curry and Comfort in recipes that are not burgers.

So If you like (LOVE) my recipe... please head over to and vote for it! :)
You can vote up to 3 times within a 24hr period. Voting begins September 3rd.  Each vote qualifies to enter into the drawing to win 1 of 10 Good Cook Burger Stuffing Kit.

 Burger Stuffer
Good Cook Cast Iron Grill

Burger Stuffer

Cast Iron Grill Pan

 Good Cooks is offering a 25% off coupon to for the Good Cook Burger Tools. Use CODE: BurgerLovers

  Ingredients: (Makes 4 Stuffed burgers)

1.5 lbs of ground beef

6-8 slices of bacon cut in half and fried until crispy

Salt and black pepper to taste

4 fried eggs

Jalapeno Pimento Cheese (recipe below)

Baby spinach or lettuce

sliced red tomato


 Jalapeno Pimento Cheese:
1 cup sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
1/3 cup cream cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp black pepper
red chili flakes to taste
2-3 Tbs chopped jalapeno
2-3 Tbs jarred pimento peppers


 Divide beef into four equal portions. Divide each portion into two halves (making the top and bottom of the stuffed burger) and season both sides well with salt and black pepper. Place one patty half into the Good Cook Burger Press and press down so a well is made into the beef.  Fill well with 2-3 pieces of cooked bacon and 2-3 Tbs of Jalapeno Pimento cheese mixture. Place 2nd half of beef patty (seasoned with salt and black pepper) and press with burger press to make stuffed burger.
Heat Good Cook Cast Iron Griddle with some canola oil on medium-high heat and place stuffed burger.  Cook on both sides until beef is cooked through (about 5-6 minutes on each side) so the cheese melts inside the burger.  Place on a toasted burger bun slathered with some mayo and garnish with fried egg, tomato and spinach leaves or lettuce. Enjoy.

Disclosure: I received a Good Cook burger kit to review and create a recipe for the stuffed burger contest. All opinions are my own.
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