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Chili Stuffed Cheeseburger

This cheeseburger packs a smoky, juicy bite with chili on the inside and the bold, wood flavor of Kingsford® Mesquite Charcoal throughout.

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Cooking for 4 people



  • 1 can 15 oz. chili (no beans)
  • 1.5 lb. ground beef (preferably an 80/20 blend)
  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper
  • 4 sharp cheddar cheese
  • 4 slices hamburger buns

Additional Tools

1 Food Prep

  • First, pour approximately 2 ounces of chili into 4 of the cupcake pan cups then set in the freezer for 20–30 minutes until the chili disks are completely frozen.

  • Once the chili freezes, remove the cupcake pan from the freezer and remove the chili disks. If the disks don’t easily come out, simply place a plate on top of the pan, invert, and run warm water over the bottom of the pan until the disks slide out.
  • Next, divide the ground beef into four portions, then gently form patties around the frozen disks of chili so they’re completely covered.
  • Finally, season the chili stuffed patties with kosher salt and ground black pepper.

2 Grill Prep

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Place the patties on the hot side of the grill and cook for 3–4 minutes per side until nicely charred.

  • Move the patties to the cooler side of the grill, cover, and allow them to cook until the chili is heated completely through (about 6–8 minutes), adding a slice of cheese to each during the last minute of cooking.

  • When the chili is completely thawed, the burgers will give when pressed in the center. Cook the burgers until they reach an internal temperature of 160°F on a digital meat thermometer.

  • Brush the buns with oil, and toast them on the cooler side of the grate for 2 to 3 minutes until toasted and warm.

  • Place chili stuffed cheeseburgers on buns and serve immediately.

Clint Cantwell

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

1 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Taste! Burgers are tasty by themselves, but adding the chili to this creates a burst of flavor unequaled.
Date published: 2023-05-27
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