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Bacon and Havarti Stuffed Barbecue Burgers

Bacon and Havarti Stuffed Barbecue Burgers ~ Succulent lean ground beef stuffed with bacon and havarti then smothered with tangy barbecue sauce.
Bacon & Havarti Stuffed Barbecue Burgers ~ The Complete Savorist #Evergriller #sponsored Sometimes, it feels like winter can last for 9 months where I live in Northern Utah.  It sounds like an exaggeration, and it probably is, but it’s how it feels to me.  The sun can go away as early as September and not reappear until maybe May, even June. Other years we’re more traditional in our seasons–with winter only taking an extra month or two to pass on by. And maybe I still slightly exaggerate.

Despite my 15 years in Utah, my body has yet to fully acclimate to the weather here, it wishes for the sunniness of Southern California way too often. Sure, I am more durable in Winter now, particularly when I find myself in SoCal in their winter (I use that term VERY lightly) but the cold is still not my favorite.

I don’t ski, snowboard, or do much in the snow save making snowmen, angels, and sledding down the small hill across the street from my house. But the two things I still do in the winter are wear flip-flops in the snow (I know, I know and just briefly when I am running out and back in) and grill. And grilling means barbecue sauce!

My love of balsamic vinegar has been duly noted on my blog, but I’m not quite sure that my love of barbecue sauce has been equally noted.  It is my condiment of choice. I still love ketchup and mustard like the rest, but you’d be utterly surprised (and probably equally appalled too) at some of the things I add barbecue sauce to.  The hardest part for me with barbecue sauces has been finding those without high fructose corn syrup. Turns out I wasn’t alone.

Thank you Kraft for sponsoring this post. Grilling enthusiasts like me know that grilling is a year-round experience, and Kraft Barbecue Sauce helps me take my grilling to a new level of amazing.

Kraft Barbecue Sauce is celebrating the launch of a newly revamped line of sauces using high-quality ingredients like tomatoes, sweet molasses, cider vinegar, and cane sugar because consumers like me wanted quality ingredients without high fructose corn syrup.

I was set to host a large group of friends and there was no better time to try out this new line of Kraft Barbecue Sauces.  When my guests were asking what they could bring, they weren’t too shocked to learn I planned to fire put the grill and make burgers.

The spread on the table looked like any typical summer outdoor barbecuing feast and even the sun cooperated.  The morning started gray and dreary, honestly looking like it was going snow, but then the wind came through, blew the clouds away, and the sun shined high in the sky, although it forgot to bring its warming powers.

My best friend and I fired up the grill, dropped the burgers on and instead of retreating from the heat like we would in summer, we just kind of huddled near the grill to keep warm.  The sun shine was a deception, the air was below freezing point.

Luckily, I had the Evergriller Grill ‘N’ Flip Mitt, which is a specially designed, fire-resistant grilling glove that protects the griller’s hands from both the heat of the grill and the chill of the outdoors during winter grilling season. The unique design of the top insert can hold many grill tools, making it easy to flip, stab, and baste with ease and precision. You can enter to win your own Evergriller Grill ‘N’ Flip Mitt by visiting GrillinFools.com between January 19 and January 30. The winner will be randomly selected at the close of the giveaway.

Instead of just grilling a standard burger, I decided to up my game by seasoning my lean ground beef with Kraft Original Barbecue sauce and some salt and pepper.  The lean mean would be utterly moist due to the sauce.  But since I can never leave well enough alone, I decided to stuff each burger with bacon crumbles and havarti cheese. Talk about crowd-pleasing!Bacon & Havarti Stuffed Barbecue Burgers ~ The Complete Savorist #Evergriller #sponsored

Bacon & Havarti Stuffed Barbecue Burgers ~ The Complete Savorist #Evergriller #sponsored

Bacon and Havarti Stuffed Barbecue Burgers

Course: Burgers, Dinner, Grilling, Lunch, Sandwiches & Such
Cuisine: American
Author: Michelle
Bacon and Havarti Stuffed Barbecue Burgers ~ Succulent lean ground beef stuffed with bacon and havarti then smothered with tangy barbecue sauce.
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef (I used 93%)
  • 1/4 cup Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp . salt and pepper; to taste
  • 4 slices bacon; cooked and crumbled
  • 4 tbsp havarti cheese; grated

Instructions

  1. Cook and crumble the bacon.
  2. Grate the cheese.
  3. In a large bowl, mix the Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce, salt, and pepper into the ground beef by hand.
  4. Once mixed, divide into four patties, about 4 oz. each.
  5. Flatten each patty and place one crumbled piece of bacon (it's about a tablespoon) and a tablespoon of havarti cheese in the center of the patty.
  6. Fold close and reshape into a sealed patty. (Step by step photographs provided below)
  7. On a heated grill, grill each patty for 8-10 or until cooked through, flipping once.
  8. Serve with more Kraft Original Barbecue sauce on top and your favorite burger accessories.

Bacon & Havarti Stuffed Barbecue Burgers ~ The Complete Savorist #Evergriller #sponsored

Bacon & Havarti Stuffed Barbecue Burgers ~ The Complete Savorist #Evergriller #sponsored

Bacon & Havarti Stuffed Barbecue Burgers ~ The Complete Savorist #Evergriller #sponsored

Bacon & Havarti Stuffed Barbecue Burgers ~ The Complete Savorist #Evergriller #sponsored

Bacon & Havarti Stuffed Barbecue Burgers ~ The Complete Savorist #Evergriller #sponsored

Bacon & Havarti Stuffed Barbecue Burgers ~ The Complete Savorist #Evergriller #sponsored

Bacon & Havarti Stuffed Barbecue Burgers ~ The Complete Savorist #Evergriller #sponsored

Bacon & Havarti Stuffed Barbecue Burgers ~ The Complete Savorist #Evergriller #sponsored
<p>I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and provided product samples by Kraft Foods, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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61 Comments

  • Reply
    Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life
    January 26, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    We love both bacon and havarti here, so that sounds absolutely delicious to me! Krafts new line sounds interesting to me, because I often make my own barbeque sauce because of the high fructose corn syrup. Can’t wait for cookout time!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 26, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      I sampled all the new sauces with the havarti….it was a rough job, but so glad I go to do it. 🙂

  • Reply
    Sharon (Nut Free Wok)
    January 26, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    Michelle, I really love your step by step photos on how to stuff the cheese, great technique and photos. AND LOOKS YUM, WOW!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you Sharon, I figured the photos were easier than me trying to type it all out.

  • Reply
    betty
    January 26, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    This burger looks so good and easy to put together. I have always liked Kraft products so I am going to have to try this BBQ sauce.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 26, 2015 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you Betty! They are really taste. Original flavor worked best in this recipe, but I loved their sweet honey!

  • Reply
    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour)
    January 26, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    This is a burger straight from my dreams!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 26, 2015 at 6:23 pm

      Then you have seriously tasty dreams!

  • Reply
    Dan from Platter Talk
    January 26, 2015 at 5:44 pm

    We love grilling burgers and especially Kraft barbecue sauce. This recipe will be one of the first to initiate our grill to the summer of 2015. Thanks for the terrific post!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 26, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      Thank you Dan! Can’t wait for summer myself.

  • Reply
    Sandi Gaertner (@sandigtweets)
    January 26, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    I love the surprise inside Michelle! Fabulous burger!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 26, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      Thank you Sandi! Omit the bun and it’s GF!

  • Reply
    Christina Lakey | Food Apparel
    January 26, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    Grilling in the winter is perfectly acceptable.;) Love it!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 26, 2015 at 9:26 pm

      Thank you Christina!

  • Reply
    jamie
    January 26, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    That burger looks amazing

  • Reply
    Stephanie
    January 26, 2015 at 9:26 pm

    This burger looks so delicious and so easy to make!!! You’re such a talent Michelle!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 26, 2015 at 9:28 pm

      Thank you Stephanie! The talent was taking pictures of the folding process while folding…

  • Reply
    Ashley
    January 26, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    It looks delicious! Can’t wait to try it with the new BBQ sauce 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 26, 2015 at 9:44 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Ashley, their new line of sauces are great.

  • Reply
    Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    January 26, 2015 at 9:46 pm

    Oh, yum! These look amazingly hearty and the fillings? Wow! I look forward to checking out the new sauces. (P.S. I love your step-by-step pix!)

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 26, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      Thank you so much Patricia. They were so good, I ate a bit more than I should have, but no regrets.

  • Reply
    Yvonne [Tried and Tasty]
    January 26, 2015 at 10:03 pm

    I want to grill SO bad!!!! This looks delicious!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 26, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      Thank you Yvonne! It was kind of fun grilling in frigid temps.

  • Reply
    Britni
    January 27, 2015 at 10:01 am

    YUM! Looks absolutely amazing.

  • Reply
    lizzy
    January 27, 2015 at 10:57 am

    YOU HAD ME AT BACON!! Perfect timing for this recipe – I will def. try for super bowl weekend!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 27, 2015 at 11:17 am

      Thank you Lizzy! Hope you all enjoy it.

  • Reply
    Joy @ Joy Love Food
    January 27, 2015 at 1:45 pm

    Yum, these sound incredible! My grill in currently covered with about 2 feet of snow here in the Northeast, but once we shovel it out, I’ll have to give these a try! Love that these new Kraft BBQ sauces don’t contain high fructose corn syrup.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 27, 2015 at 5:44 pm

      Hope your doing ok in the storm out that way. The new sauces are great.

  • Reply
    Emily
    January 27, 2015 at 7:56 pm

    looks great! My boys love lots of sauces on their meat, so I’m sure they would love this. Burgers are always a hit around here too!!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 27, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      Hope you all enjoy it!

  • Reply
    Cassie Johnston
    January 28, 2015 at 8:35 am

    I am ALWAYS game for a burger, especially stuffed. This ones sounds fantastic!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 28, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you Cassie, they were sooooo good.

  • Reply
    Mommy's Kitchen
    January 28, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    The picture make sit so mouth watering delicious.I have the flu and it still makes me hungry 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 28, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      Sorry you have the flu….I feel you there. Day 9 of whatever illness I have. Hope you can enjoy these when you are better. Get well soon.

  • Reply
    Cathy @ Our Mini Family
    January 29, 2015 at 7:43 am

    BBQ burgers are amazing any time of year, but I am especially stoked to give this a try when the spring rolls around and it’s warm enough to try on the grill outside!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 29, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      I understand waiting until it’s warmer to grill, but it wasn’t that bad considering the grill is like 500 degrees or so. Kept us toasty.

  • Reply
    christine
    January 29, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Great looking burger. Unfortunately for me, my grill is currently under 23 inches of snow! Pinning for warmer weather!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 29, 2015 at 1:51 pm

      Yikes, are you in the NE and attacked by Juno?

  • Reply
    Brandy M.
    January 29, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Burgers are on the menu almost weekly in our house and I’m always looking for ways to mix it up. Thank you so much for the recipe!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 29, 2015 at 1:49 pm

      I like your weekly menu. I love burgers…I could eat frequently.

  • Reply
    Diane
    January 29, 2015 at 11:12 am

    We love stuffed burgers and yours look amazing. I am so ready for grilling season to start back up. These sauces sound great I’ll have to give them a try.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 29, 2015 at 1:46 pm

      Thanks Diane, I love stuffed burgers too! Hope you can grill soon.

  • Reply
    Jessica (Savory Experiments)
    January 30, 2015 at 12:43 pm

    Heaven on a bun! These look great, good job!

  • Reply
    Nicole
    January 31, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Yum! This makes me wish for grilling season to hurry up and get here 🙂

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 31, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      I know, I am already thinking of all the yumminess I want to grill up.

  • Reply
    kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor
    January 31, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    This is one of the best looking burgers I’ve ever seen!! YUM!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      January 31, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      Thank you Kristi! It was YUM

  • Reply
    Debra
    February 2, 2015 at 9:42 am

    This sounds amazing! I love stuffed burgers!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      February 2, 2015 at 10:49 am

      Thank you Debra, it was really great. Enjoy.

  • Reply
    Aimee @ Like mother like daughter
    February 2, 2015 at 10:05 am

    This looks so good. I love barbecue on my burgers the most!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      February 2, 2015 at 10:49 am

      Same here! Thanks so much for stopping by Aimee.

  • Reply
    Healing Tomato
    February 2, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    This is a fun recipe and I love that BBQ sauce. I have actually used this sauce to marinate tofu in it, which just makes it taste so delightful.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      February 2, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      You are so very clever, tofu! I need to work with this ingredient more.

  • Reply
    Cathy
    February 2, 2015 at 8:05 pm

    Yum! Can’t wait to try on the grill once it warms up!

    • Reply
      Michelle
      February 2, 2015 at 9:04 pm

      Thanks Cathy, hope you enjoy them once it’s warmer out.

  • Reply
    Rachael
    February 9, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Oh wow, this looks awesome. Makes me reconsider packing the grill up for the winter.

    • Reply
      Michelle
      February 9, 2015 at 6:24 pm

      We’re having such a mild winter, you can not only grill but probably wear shorts.

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