This homemade recipe for stuffed burgers is packed with next-level bistro flavor!

plated Stuffed Burgers with bbq sauce

Ingredients and Variations

These easy cheese-stuffed burgers are so tender and juicy plus packed with tons of flavor.

Meat – Ground beef, turkey, and chicken will all work! For an extra juicy burger, use a combination of ground pork and any of the ground meat listed here.

Cheese – No cheese is off-limits on keto! As long as it melts perfectly, use any cheese you like. Cheddar, American, or a mix of cheeses like Swiss and feta or Monterey Jack and Brie are new twists to try!

BBQ Sauce – Look for low-carb, no-sugar varieties of BBQ sauce. Spice it up with a little sriracha or some zesty blackened seasoning.

Buns – If you can’t find low-carb burger buns, use cloud bread or chaffles. You can also fold a low-carb tortilla around a stuffed burger, too!

Variations – Add bacon bits, sauteed mushrooms, chopped onions or jalapenos to the cheese. Or a little scoop of homemade kale pesto with the cheese as it melts would be so good!

hamburger rolls , bbq sauce , mozzarella , Worcestershire sauce , onion powder , beef , onions , lettuce , salt and pepper with labels to make Stuffed Burgers

How to Make Stuffed Burgers

Cheesy stuffed burgers are next-level juicy and delicious!

  1. Preheat grill.
  2. Blend beef, seasonings, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl.
  3. Divide the meat into 4 portions and press each one into a 5” circle.
  4. Place cheese (or other add-ins) in the center of the patties, fold the meat around the cheese, and seal the edges.
  5. Brush both sides of the burgers with BBQ sauce and grill (per recipe below).

Try Broiling!

Place assembled stuffed burgers on a foil-lined baking sheet and place them under the broiler and cook about 5-6 minutes on each side.

Tips for Success

  • To keep the burgers tender and juicy, do not overmix when combining the ingredients. Overmixing makes the meat dense and tough.
  • Assemble and freeze raw burgers on a baking sheet and transfer them to a zippered bag. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before grilling.
  • Always check the internal temperature of meat before removing from the heat. For this recipe, the burgers should be at 160°F before removing from the grill.
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Serving and Storing Stuffed Burgers

Serve stuffed burgers with all your favorite low-carb toppings like lettuce, tomato, onion, mushrooms, avocado, and pickles. Mayo, mustard, and low-carb BBQ sauce are great condiments as well!

Stuffed burgers go great with a side of grilled vegetables or a crispy and colorful cucumber radish salad.

Keep leftover burgers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat them in the microwave or under the broiler with a fresh brush of BBQ sauce!

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Stuffed Burgers

Give these easy cheese stuffed burgers a try!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly


  • 1 pound lean ground beef not extra lean
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon each salt & pepper
  • 4 ounces sliced mozzarella cheese or 4 slices American cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup low carb barbecue sauce
  • 4 low carb hamburger rolls
  • lettuce, tomatoes, onions as desired for serving


  • Preheat grill to medium heat.
  • In a medium bowl, combine beef, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Gently mix just until combined.
  • Divide the meat into 4 even pieces.
  • Flatten the meat into a 5-inch circle. Fold the cheese slices into 1-inch squares and place them inside the meat. Gently fold the meat around the cheese, taking care to seal the edges, flattening the patties to 4-inch rounds.
  • Brush each burger with the barbecue sauce on both sides.
  • Grill the burgers over medium heat for 6-7 minutes on per side or until cooked though and the cheese is melted (160°F).
  • Serve on buns with your favorite toppings.


  • Nutrition is calculated without the low carb hamburger bun or the optional toppings.
  • To broil the burgers, place them on a foil covered pan approximately 6-inches from the broiler. Broil 5-6 minutes on each side or until cooked.
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1burger | Calories: 274kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 602mg | Potassium: 472mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 233IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American

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At Easy Low Carb® we believe that every meal should be full of big bold flavor! From amazing main dishes and simple sides to the best party snacks, reducing carbs doesn’t mean giving up your favorites!
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