15 Genius Ways To Stuff A Burger

One thing I think everyone can agree on is that the best thing about a barbecue is the food. Sure, it's nice to hang out outside, and your company is cool too, but everyone is really there for the grilled goodies that are being served up. That's just enough inspiration to step it up a notch and learn how to make stuffed burgers for your next BBQ.

A hamburger is obviously classic barbecue food, and sometimes nothing can beat a good old-fashioned cheeseburger. But just because it's an American treasure doesn't mean it can't be improved upon! Stuffing a burger gives you endless options. You can go classic and simple, fun and different, or gourmet and sophisticated (as sophisticated as you can be chowing into a giant burger). One thing's for sure: stuffed burgers mean gooey, melty cheese, and it's hard to go wrong with that.

So, if you're looking for something different this year, look no further. You can experiment with adding basically anything in the middle of a hamburger patty, or you can take note from the recipes and ideas below. These are sure to impress your guests, but more importantly, they're sure to be your new favorite food this summer. You'll want to try every single one of these ideas before grilling season is over. Check out these 15 genius ways to stuff a burger, and get ready to start salivating.

1. Avocado and Spicy Mayo

Just another delicious way to eat an avocado — in the middle of your burger. Don't skimp on that spicy mayo! The Healthy Foodie shows us how it's done.

2. Mac and Cheese

Yes, this is a burger stuffed with mac and cheese. Yes, this just might be what heaven looks like.

3. Mac and Cheese AND Bacon

OK, I was kidding before. THIS is what heaven looks like.

4. Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella

This is a caprese burger. Have you ever seen anything so beautiful? Look at all that cheese! Get the recipe from Menu Musings Of A Modern American Mom.

5. Cheddar Cheese and Spinach

Not only is this burger stuffed with cheese and spinach, but it's then topped with cherry tomato and asparagus bruschetta. I mean, come on. You have to make this!

6. Bacon, Cheese, and Jalapeno

Basically the perfect burger toppings, except this time, they're inside instead of on top.

7. Feta Cheese

This is a turkey burger stuffed with feta and topped with roasted red peppers and pesto. It's different, but also delicious. The Scrumptious Pumpkin is the mastermind behind this brilliant recipe.

8. Jalapeno and Cream Cheese

It's like a burger/jalapeno popper combo! And it's perfect!

9. Mozzarella

Sometimes you just want to keep it simple. In that case, go for a ton of mozzarella. It gets so perfectly melted in there that you'll never want to stop eating it. Simply Delicious Food knows what's up.

10. Bacon and Gorgonzola

There's something about gorgonzola that makes everything feel more fancy. Even when you're eating a stuffed burger outside on a lawn chair.

11. Shrimp

Weird? Yup. Interesting? Definitely. Hey, might as well try it.

12. Jalapeno and Cheddar

Keep it simple with spicy jalapenos and some sharp melted cheddar. You barely need anything else. Thanks for the idea, Spend With Pennies!

13. Peppers, Onions, and Mozzarella

It's kind of like sausage and peppers except it's.... burgers and peppers? Sure.

14. Apple, Gouda, and Caramelized Onions

This is the most gourmet stuffed burger ever. It also sounds incredible. Get the full recipe at Sugar Dish Me.

15. Bacon and Cheddar

Sometimes, you just need to keep it simple and classic. In that case, you can't go wrong with bacon and cheddar. For proof, look no further than this burger by Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice.

Images: The Healthy Foodie; Menu Musings of A Modern American Mom; The Scrumptious Pumpkin; Simply Delicious Food; Spend With Pennies; Sugar Dish Me; Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice