Recipe Marisa Curatolo, Styling Kari Wardrop, Photography Cory Aronec

Recipe Marisa Curatolo, Styling Kari Wardrop, Photography Cory Aronec

Havarti stuffed burgers6
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  • Serves 6Servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean premium ground beef 

  • 1 egg 

  • 1/4 cup dry breadcrumbs 

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced 

  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 

  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 

  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt 

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire 

  • 3 ounces Havarti cheese, cut into 6 cubes 

  • 6 hamburger buns, toasted 

  • 1 tomato, sliced, to serve

  • 1/2 red onion, sliced, to serve

  • 1 head of Iceberg lettuce, to serve

Sweet potato fries

  • 4 sweet potatoes, cut into wedges

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes

  • Coarse salt, to season


For fries, preheat oven to 425F, arrange fries on parchment baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, season and bake for 30 minutes. 

For burgers, in large bowl, whisk together egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley, pepper, salt and Worcestershire. Mix in beef. Form into 6 patties, about 3/4-inch thick. Place cube of cheese in center of patty and cover with ground meat.

Heat grill to medium-high heat. Place burgers on well-oiled grill rack. Grill burgers 7 minutes per side, or until desired doneness. You can also use a heavy bottom skillet stovetop.

To serve, place burgers on toasted buns and garnish with tomato, lettuce, red onion, and sweet potato fries.