Spinach-Mozzarella Stuffed Burgers

Adapted from Food.com


Ingredients

Makes 4 patties, enough for 4 people


1½ lbs ground chuck

1 teaspoon salt

¾ teaspoon ground black pepper

2 cups fresh spinach, firmly packed

½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese (about 4 oz)

2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


Directions


In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, salt, and pepper.

Scoop about ⅓ cup of mixture and with dampened hands shape into 8 patties about ½-inch thick. Place in the refrigerator.

Place spinach in saucepan over medium-high heat. Cover and cook for 2 minutes, until wilted.

Drain and let cool. With your hands squeeze the spinach to extract as much liquid as possible.

Transfer to a cutting board, chop the spinach, and place in a bowl.

Stir in mozzarella cheese and Parmesan.

Scoop about ¼ cup of stuffing and mound in the center of 4 patties,

Cover with remaining 4 patties, and seal the edges by pressing firmly together.

Cup each patty with your hands to round out the edges, and press on the top to flatten slightly into a single thick patty.

Heat a grill or a grill pan to medium-high (if you’re using an outdoor grill lightly oil the grill grates).

Grill burgers for 5 to 6 minutes on each side.

Serve!