Cheese-stuffed Burgers with Apple Onion Chutney and Pico de Gallo
I love making Burgers! Honestly, they are one of the easiest dishes to make on short notice. And if you’re a vegetarian, there’s really not much prep-work you need to do to make burgers. From start to finish, you can make burgers in under an hour. So why am I sharing yet another burger recipe?
This isn’t quite a “recipe”. It is more of an idea of a combination of flavors that I love. And when combined with some more cheese inside the patty, you’ve made yourself a showstopper dish for the day!
Let’s break it down –
- The Patty – You can make whatever mixture for the patty you like! I usually do a potato + peas + any veggies I’m feeling like and spice it with garlic, cilantro and a bunch of Indian spices. If you’re Mexican, then add the spices you love! If you’re Italian, you do you! There is no restriction on the burger patty mixture! But the cool thing about this patty is that it has cheese stuffed inside the patty rather than have it outside! Does it make a difference? I think so! When you bite into the burger, the cheese oozing from the insides of your patty is a pretty sight!
- The Apple Onion Chutney – Because the patty is so rich in cheese, I believe something sweet-and-spicy can compliment it really well. You don’t HAVE to do this chutney (although, I recently posted a pretty easy and delicious recipe for this relish – Check it out!). You can do any condiment you like! But having something sweet-and-salty goes great with this burger, in my opinion!
- The Pico de Gallo Salsa – I’m realizing the ease of using a salsa instead of lettuce / tomato / onion slices separately for the burgers. Not only does it additional cleaning of bowls, but it adds a great flavor to the burger… And the sight of salsa on the patty and spilling over adds great aesthetics to the burger, don’t you think?
Cheese-stuffed Burgers – Printable RecipePrint
A twist on regular veggie burgers. Cheese-stuffed patties make these burgers extremely tasty!
For the Patty
- 4 medium Potatoes, boiled & peeled
- 1 cup Green Peas, boiled & soft
- 2 Garlic Cloves
- 2 Green Chilli
- 1/4 cup Cilantro
- 1/2 an Onion
- 2 teaspoons Salt (adjust to taste)
- 1 teaspoon ground Black Pepper
- a pinch of Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Cumin Powder (optional)
- 1 teaspoon Coriander Powder or Garam Masala (optional)
- 2 Tablespoons Cornstrach / Cornflour
- 1/4 cup Breadcrumbs
- Slice Cheese or Grated Cheese
- Vegetable Oil, for shallow frying
- Burger Buns
- Pico de Gallo Salsa
- Apple Onion Chutney
- If you don’t want to make Pico de Gallo salsa, you can simply slice some onion & tomato and add it on the burger
- If you don’t have or want to make Apple Onion Chutney, you can use any sweet-and-salty relish / dip you like. This sweet-salty condiment cuts the richness of the cheese-stuffed patty and lends a great flavor to the burger. If not, use any ketchup/mayo/spread you like.
- To a blender, add peas, chilli, garlic, cilantro and onion. Grind to form a smooth paste.
- Mash potatoes. Add ground peas mixture to the potatoes.
- Add spices – salt, pepper, sugar, cumin, garam masala etc. Mix well.
- Add some breadcrumbs and cornstarch and mix well to form a thick burger patty mixture. Taste and adjust for seasoning.
- Divide the mixture into equal portions. Form a thin patty and add some cheese in the center. You can add sliced cheese or grated cheese. Form another thin patty and place it on top of the first patty with cheese. Press on all sides to seal the cheese completely. If the cheese is getting out, just press in and form a neat patty. Form all patties like this.
- Heat a couple tablespoons of oil on the non-stick pan and add the patties. Cook on medium heat on both sides for 4-5 minutes or until the patties is cooked on the inside and crispy golden brown on the outside.
- Toast some burger buns (optional).
- Add some of the Apple Onion Chutney on the bottom and top buns.
- Place the patty on the lower half.
- Top off the patty with some fresh Pico de Gallo Salsa.
- Close with the top bun and serve
- You can add any spices you like to the burger patty mixture to make it your own version!
- Pico de Gallo adds a freshness to the burger while the sweet-spicy apple onion chutney adds depth of flavor. But you can use any veggies and condiments you prefer on your burgers.
- Category: Main
- Cuisine: American
Cheese-stuffed Burgers Recipe – Step by step pictures
Mash potatoes. Add ground peas, carrots and the spices. Add some breadcrumbs and cornstarch and mix well to form a thick burger patty mixture. Taste and adjust for seasoning. (You can make any burger patty mixture you like!)
Divide the mixture into equal portions. Form a think patty and add some cheese in the center. You can add sliced cheese or grated cheese. Form another thin patty and place it on top of the first patty with cheese. Press on all sides to seal the cheese completely. If the cheese is getting out, just press in and form a neat patty. Form all patties like this.
Heat a couple tablespoons of oil on the non-stick pan and add the patties. Cook on medium heat on both sides for 4-5 minutes or until the patties is cooked on the inside and crispy golden brown on the outside.
To serve – Toast some burger buns (optional). Add some of the Apple Onion Chutney on the bottom and top buns. Place the patty on the lower half. Top off the patty with some fresh Pico de Gallo Salsa. Close with the top bun and serve!