Burgers on the grill are so ho-hum! How can you liven up the boring burger and elevate this delicious staple at almost every pool party you’ve ever attended? How about adding stuffed hamburgers to your menu? Have you ever thought of the versatility of stuffing a hamburger with delicious cheese or other ingredients? If you haven’t you’re missing out!

When planning that last pool party of this swim season, let your guests know you will be serving stuffed burgers! You can offer them options of what you will stuff the burger with so you can have them prepared before everyone arrives. For a more interactive and fun pool party and to offer a treat to the chefs among your guests, you can set up a burger-stuffing station and provide a variety of items that can be stuffed into a lean, delicious burger.

Don’t forget those on your guest list who may not want beef, and may prefer chicken or turkey stuffed burgers — they can have those as well!

Everyone loves to gather in the backyard to enjoy hamburgers cooked on the grill.  Let’s take a look at a great way to prepare hamburgers your guests are sure to love!

grilled stuffed burgers Grill Up Stuffed Burgers For Your Next Party

The ingredients for a stuffed burger are only limited by your imagination. Here are some ideas of what you can offer for stuffing ingredients for your guests and their burgers:

  • Onions
  • Green and red peppers
  • Jalapenos
  • Different cheeses from feta to cheddar to limburger to American, Swiss, blue or gouda
  • Tomatoes
  • Fresh herbs
  • Relish
  • Cranberries (delicious minced in a turkey burger

Here are a few of our favorite stuffed burger recipes

Feta-Stuffed Hamburgers

NOTE: (Swap out feta for other cheeses to make your burger unique)


Prep – 5 m  |  Cook – 15 m

  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  2. Knead together the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, salt, and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Form the mixture into 8 equal-sized balls; flatten to make thin patties. Place about 1/4 cup of feta cheese onto each of four of the patties.
  4. Top each of the patties with cheese with one of the patties without; press the edges together to seal the cheese into the center.
  5. Cook on the preheated grill until the burgers are cooked to your desired degree of doneness, 7 to 8 minutes per side for well done.
  6. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

grill up stuffed burgersSet up your burger-stuffing preparaton bar

Get all the ingredients together on a table where your guests can gather, grab two of the prepared beef meatballs then move down the line to press their burgers down, fill with the ingredients of their choice, top with the second pressed-patty then turn it over to the grill master to cook. NOTE: Insert different colored toothpicks to differentiate whose burger is whose on the grill.

Grill them to the desired doneness then serve with your favorite condiments and other side dishes.

Yum! What will you stuff your burger with?