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Gouda Stuffed Burgers with Horseradish Aioli and Caramelized Onions

These Stuffed Gouda Burgers with horseradish aioli and caramelized onions are the perfect burger to transition dinnertime from warmer weather favorites to hearty, fall family meals.

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A gouda burger topped with caramelized onions, arugula, and horseradish aioli.

Creating These Cheese Stuffed Burgers

It is no secret in our family that I love burgers! Our burgers are usually pretty traditional. They’re seasonal, they’re quick, and all 4 kids like them.

But what about now that it is fall? We still have plenty of warm days in Colorado even in November. Just because the temperatures are cooler doesn’t mean we turn off the grill and only cook in doors.

We do, however, start cooking with more seasonal flavors. Heartier and more robust versions of our summer favorites. I like these Gouda Burgers with Horseradish Aioli and Caramelized Onions, for instance.

These grilled stuffed burgers can stand up to the changing fall weather and the evenings that are progressively getting darker earlier.

We swap out light, crisp lettuce for greens like baby arugula that pack a huge flavor punch. Juicy summer tomatoes become rich and sweet, caramelized red onions.

Rather than dressing the burgers with a simple ketchup, mayo, and/or mustard depending on your personal preferences, this burger is slathered with a Horseradish Aioli. And if cheese is your thing (I always like cheese with my burgers!), we opted to stuff the burgers with Gouda.

This recipe might sound like it has a lot going on.

And in all honesty, Kevin and I both talked about the fact that, it doesn’t just seem like it has a lot going on – it really does. Yet, it all comes together, really well.

A gouda burger topped with caramelized onions, arugula, and horseradish aioli. A glass of iced tea and fries are on the side.

Ingredients for the Gouda Burgers

Like I said, this recipe may sound like it has a lot going on but the flavors all meld together perfectly! Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:

  • Mayonnaise
  • Garlic
  • Prepared horseradish
  • Parsley
  • Lemon juice
  • Butter
  • Olive oil
  • Red onion
  • Ground beef
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Gouda
  • Garlic powder
  • Hamburger buns
  • Arugula

For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.

How to Make Stuffed Burgers

The homemade aioli and caramelized onions are both very easy to make. Check out the recipe card below for exact instructions on how to prepare both.

Here’s a walkthrough of how the cheese stuffed burgers are made:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the ground beef, Worcestershire Sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. Using your hands or a sturdy mixing spoon, break up the meat and work the seasonings into it.
  3. After the meat and seasonings have been evenly distributed, divide the meat into 12 patties, each weighing 1/6 of a pound.
  4. In the center of each of the 6 patties, place 3/4 ounce of the shredded gouda cheese.
  5. With the remaining 6 patties, layer them on top of the cheese-covered patties, and press at the edges to seal the two halves together and seal the cheese inside.
  6. Sprinkle the top and bottom of each burger patty with additional salt and pepper, if desired.
  7. Place the burgers on the grill over high heat, cooking for 3 minutes. Flip the burgers to the other side and continue cooking for an additional 2 – 4 minutes.

The above is simply a quick summary of this recipe. Check out the free printable card at the bottom of this post for all the detailed instructions.

A glass of Lipton iced tea next to a box of tea bags.

What to Serve with Gouda Burgers

For sides, rather than serving seasonal summer favorites like zucchini and grilled corn (Fresh Zucchini Corn Salsa or Zucchini Tomato Basil Salad), we served hearty Sweet Potato Fries, which are Kendall’s current #1 food crush after her Slow Cooker Ham birthday dinner.

For drinks we had Lipton Iced Tea on the side.

I can’t think of a family-friendly drink that pairs a lot better with a burger than a glass of iced tea, and it was still plenty warm to enjoy an iced beverage with these cheesy stuffed burgers.

Burgers and ice tea are always a hit with our bunch!

Tools Needed for This Recipe

  • Enameled cast iron pan: Distributes heat evenly, which makes it great for caramelizing onions.
  • Digital kitchen food scale: A kitchen scale covered with plastic wrap (to keep it clean) is useful to ensure evenly sized patties.
  • Weber grill: This is the grill we have, and we love it!
  • Box grater: I prefer buying a block of cheese and shredding it myself. I find the cheese has a better texture that way.
A cheese stuffed burger next to fries and a glass of Lipton iced tea.

Tips for Making Grilled Stuffed Burgers

  • We love making these as gouda burgers, but you can stuff the burger patties with any cheese you’d like.
  • I’ve only made this recipe as written, but you may be okay to use ground turkey if preferred.
  • Use store-bought hamburger buns, or make your own ahead of time!

More Homemade Burger Recipes:

Between the moist turkey meat, blue cheese crumbles, and mesquite barbecue sauce, this Blue Cheese Turkey Burger is packed with flavor!

Spruced up Grilled Turkey Burgers packed with creamy goat cheese and topped with bacon. Pure bliss!

A quick and easy Sweet Potato Veggie Burger with a little taste of the Southwest. These burgers make a perfect, healthy dinner for grilling season!

A simple veggie burger that is loaded with Latin flavors, these Black Bean Quinoa Burgers are a cinch to whip up and are naturally gluten-free!

Top these Teriyaki Turkey Burgers with homemade bbq sauce and grilled pineapple rings for the ultimate summer meal.

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Gouda Stuffed Burgers with Horseradish Aioli and Caramelized Onions

Gouda Stuffed Burgers with Horseradish Aioli and Caramelized Onions

Yield: 6 burgers
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Gouda Stuffed Burgers with Horseradish Aioli and Caramelized Onions are the perfect burger to transition dinner time from summer favorites to hearty, fall family meals.

Ingredients

For the Horseradish Aioli

  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced Fresh Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Prepared Horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped Fresh Parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon Lemon Juice

For the Onions

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Salted Butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Olive Oil
  • 1 extra large Red Onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon Kosher Salt

For the Burger Patties

  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Salt, plus extra to taste
  • 3/4 teaspoon Black Pepper, plus extra to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 4 1/2 ounces Gouda Cheese, grated

For the Assembled Burger

  • 6 Hamburger Buns
  • 3 ounces Baby Arugula
  • Prepared Caramelized Onions
  • Prepared Horseradish Aioli

Instructions

For the Horseradish Aioli

  1. Combine all of the ingredients, mix well. Store covered in the refrigerator and chill while you prepare the rest of the burger components.

For the Caramelized Onions

  1. In a heavy bottom cast iron pan, melt the butter with the olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Remove the peel from the onion. Cut it in half from end to end, and then slice the onion into 1/4 inch wedges.
  3. Add the onions, sprinkle with 1/8 teaspoon salt and saute for about 10 minutes over medium heat. Then, reduce to medium-low and continue to cook for 20-40 minutes, or until they tender and golden, stirring the onion every 5 - 7 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and set aside.

For the Burger Patties

  1. Preheat the grill to high heat.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the beef, Worcestershire Sauce, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Using your hands or a sturdy mixing spoon, break up the meat and work the seasonings into it.
  3. After the meat and seasonings have been evenly distributed, divide the meat into 12 patties each weighing 1/6 of a pound - a kitchen scale covered with plastic wrap (to keep it clean) is useful to ensure evenly sized patties.
  4. In the center of each of the 6 patties, place 3/4 ounce of the shredded gouda cheese. With the remaining 6 patties, layer them on top of the cheese covered patties, and press at the edges to seal the two halves together and seal the cheese inside. Sprinkle the top and bottom of each burger patty with additional salt and pepper, if desired.
  5. Place the burgers on the grill, cooking for 3 minutes. Flip the burgers to the other side and continue cooking for an additional 2 - 4 minutes, depending on how well done you like your burger.

Assembly

  1. Remove the aioli from the refrigerator. Spread each half of the bun with aioli, according to your personal preferences. Place the cooked burger on the bottom half of the bun and top with baby arugula and caramelized onions, dividing it evenly between all the burgers. Place the top of the bun on top of the vegetables. Serve immediately!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 777Total Fat 50gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 28gCholesterol 169mgSodium 1129mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 1gSugar 6gProtein 52g

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