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Cheese-Stuffed Doritos Burger

13 Ingredients
6 Minutes Cook
4 Servings
1 1/2 cups Nacho Cheese Doritos, finely crushed
1 pound 85 percent lean ground beef
1 egg
1 tablespoon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/8 teaspoon cayenne
2 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, in small cubes
1 tablespoon olive oil
Hamburger buns
Green leaf lettuce
Red onion
  1. In a large bowl, add crushed chips, ground beef, egg, mustard, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper and cayenne. Mix well.

  2. Divide the meat into 4 portions, shaping into 1-inch thick patties. With your thumb, make an indent the middle of each patty. Add 1/4 of the cheese cubes to each patty. Gently pull the meat over to cover the cheese.

  3. Place on a sheet tray and refrigerate for 10 minutes.

  4. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  5. In a cast-iron pan over high heat, add 1 tablespoon olive oil. When hot, add the hamburger patties. Season with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, until golden brown. Flip burgers, and cook for another minute.

  6. Transfer pan to oven, and cook for 2 to 4 minutes, depending on desired doneness. Place on buns and top with leafy greens, tomato and onion.