Grilled Inside Out Cheeseburgers

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 14, 2010

How about the ooey-gooey cheese-ness of your favorite burger coming from INSIDE the burger?!?

Yes, please!

And for those watching calories…serve it on a Sandwich Thin…I liked it better than the bulky buns!!!

(And one more thing I like about the Sandwich Thins…they freeze really well. That, and they are just 100 calories per thin!)

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Grilled Inside Out Cheeseburgers

Yield – 4 servings

Preparation Time – 15 minutes

Cooking Time – 15-25 minutes


  • 1.4 lb. ground chuck ($2.37) Recently on sale for $1.69/lb
  • 1 Tbsp steak seasoning (Free) $1 coupon with $1 sale price
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce ($.20)
  • 4 slices cheese ($.75) I made cheese-less for the kiddos
  • 4 Sandwich Thins ($.50) Bought on sale with coupon for $.99
  • Lettuce, ketchup and mustard ($.25)
  • Fresh fruit ($1) (We ate this with cantaloupe wedges and orange slices)


  • In a large bowl, combine the ground chuck, steak seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce. Form into 4 balls, then divide each ball in half. Form the “bottom” patty.

  • Place the cheese in the middle and place the other half of the patty on top. Pinch the edges together, unless you want cheese oozing all over your grill! Sprinkle with a little more of that steak seasoning.

  • Grill until meat has cooked through, or the cheese is oozing all over your grill!!!
  • Serve on sandwich thins with favorite hamburger fixin’s…in our case, Romaine lettuce, some ketchup and mustard.
  • Enjoy the Grilled Inside Out Burgers with favorite fresh fruit.

Cost $5.06

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Fran April 14, 2010 at 5:46 pm

I love Sandwich Thins…they are the best!! We sometimes have what we call “Hamburger Salad” which is basically a hamburger pattie (these would be awesome!) with the toppings served on a bed of lettuce. Nary a bun in sight :)


Becky @beckydell.blogspot,com April 14, 2010 at 6:36 pm

Can we say YUMMY?????


Tina April 14, 2010 at 6:42 pm

If you ever have Feta (I know its pricey) its a great cheese to combine with the meat/seasonings because it’s very tasty but not quite as messy.


Andrea April 14, 2010 at 9:26 pm

I use Lauging Cow cheese wedges in my burgers…they are so good on the sandwich things with spinach,onion and tomato! Yummy!


laura June 12, 2011 at 10:30 am

That sounds wonderful! I’ll have to try that!


Bob April 14, 2010 at 9:44 pm

I was wondering if you saw this challenge on

A week’s meals on $68:


Debra L April 14, 2010 at 10:05 pm

My mom made something like this. She would either put cheddar cheese in the middle or a large slice of red onion.


PikaPikaChick April 15, 2010 at 8:01 am

I believe what you’re trying to say is “Jucy Lucy“.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom April 15, 2010 at 8:13 am


Cool…I had not heard of Jucy Lucy…cool story and fun to know where it originated!


M April 15, 2010 at 8:51 am

I can’t figure out where these cheap prices are coming from. I shop w/ coupons and sales and still come out more expensive. Where is it that you all live? Great meal ideas though. I have and used them….thanks.


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom April 15, 2010 at 9:01 am


I live in Ohio. :)


Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom April 15, 2010 at 9:03 am


I hadn’t seen that, but it’s fantastic! Thanks for sharing!


Ellen @ CheapCooking April 15, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Great idea to use the sandwich thins. We like to put a dab of blue cheese inside our burgers. I don’t bother making two separate patties though, just make a thicker patty, poke a hole in the middle and put some blue cheese crumbles in, then cover the hole and flatten them out a bit. Mmmm.


Rebecca May 20, 2011 at 8:41 pm

I just made burgers before sitting down to surf the web…..WHY didn’t I do this the other way around?!? This sounds amazing! I’ll be looking forward to our next burger night!


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