Nov 05, 2022, Updated Nov 28, 2023
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If you love classic cheeseburger flavors, you’re going to love this easy stuffing – loaded with creamy cheese, ground beef, vegetables, and hamburger buns!
This is technically a dressing – not a stuffing – as we don’t recommend stuffing turkey with dairy – but we’re calling stuffing as its more often used for the dish.
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Cheesy Ground Beef and Hamburger Bun Stuffing
Stuffing is really just a combination of bread, butter, stock, eggs, and vegetables, baked to golden brown perfection. I decided to flip the script and give the iconic Thanksgiving side with the All-American classic – with the flavors of a cheeseburger!
We’re taking hamburger buns, ground beef, tons of delicious seasoning, cheddar cheese, and fresh vegetables to make this a stuffing side your family will want every holiday dinner – it’s packed with flavor, inexpensive, and so easy to make!
How To Make Cheeseburger Stuffing
To make this recipe, we will use the following ingredients:
- Hamburger Buns
- Ground Beef
- Pub Cheese
- Beef Stock
- Montreal Steak Seasoning
Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, we will use this method:
Cook. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a large 9×13 casserole dish. In a large pan, brown ground beef and crumble. Cook to lightly browned while crumbling, do not burn. Do not drain fat. Remove ground beef from pan and set aside.
Cook Veg. Add onions, celery, and carrots, to pan and saute until lightly browned, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in garlic, Montreal steak seasoning, browned ground beef, and pub cheese. Stir in butter and stock. Cook, stirring often, until pub cheese and butter are melted and well incorporated.
Add Bread. Spread out stale cubed hamburger buns in casserole pan. Pour hamburger, stock, and vegetable mixture over buns, stir to mix.
Bake. Bake 45-60 minutes until bubbly and golden brown – there should be a little liquid left in the pan but not much – do not cook all the liquid off, as it will re-absorb into the stuffing as it cools (think just a tiny amount on the bottom of the pan.)
Tips and Tricks to Perfect Cheeseburger Stuffing
Toast buns. Using stale or toasted buns helps your dressing keep a nice texture without it turning mushy.
Swap cheeses. If you’d like to try a different cheese, you can swap the pub cheese for sharp cheddar, jack, or even velveeta.
Add more vegetables. Try tossing in jalapenos, bell peppers, crunchy onions, or any other traditional vegetables or burger toppings you like!
Make it spicy. Try using spicy Montreal steak seasoning, a spicy hamburger rub, or adding cayenne pepper – or add in diced poblano peppers, green chiles, or jalapenos into the stuffing for a bit more kick.
Make it vegetarian. You can swap the ground beef for a meat-free crumble.
Swap meats. You can use chicken, buffalo, pork, or turkey in place of ground beef in this recipe.
Stuffing is fully cooked when it has reached 165 degrees and bread has soaked up most of the liquid in dish. There will be a bit of liquid left in pan – do not cook to dry – it will soak up as it cools.
Stuffing should be removed from oven when there is just a little bit of liquid left in the baking dish – it will absorb as the stuffing cools. Don’t cook to fully dry or your stuffing will dry out completely after cooling.
If you’re not sure about adding cheese to this stuffing, you can skip it.
If you use vegan cheese for this recipe, you need to use one that works more like queso than shredded cheese – so it will mix more like a batter than into shreds.
This is technically a dressing – NOT a stuffing. Don’t use dairy to stuff a bird, for best results. We are calling this a stuffing since more people call this dish stuffing.
What to Serve With Cheeseburger Stuffing
Cheeseburger stuffing is the perfect easy side for Thanksgiving recipes – easy, simple classics like Perfect Spatchcocked Turkey, Brown Bag Herb Roasted Turkey, Slow Cooker Turkey in Gravy, and The Best Easy Prime Rib!
Cheeseburger Stuffing Recipe
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- 8 Hamburger Buns, stale or toasted, torn into 1" squares
- 1 pound Ground Beef
- 8 oz Pub Cheese
- 14 oz Beef Stock
- 4 carrots, peeled and cut into thin circles
- 4 stalks celery, diced
- 8 oz butter
- 1 large onion, diced
- 1/2 cup chopped chives
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a large 9x13 casserole dish.
- In a large pan, brown ground beef and crumble. Cook to lightly browned while crumbling, do not burn. Do not drain fat.
- Remove ground beef from pan and set aside. Add onions, celery, and carrots, to pan and saute until lightly browned, about 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Stir in garlic, Montreal steak seasoning, browned ground beef, and pub cheese. Stir in butter and stock.
- Cook, stirring often, until pub cheese and butter are melted and well incorporated.
- Spread out stale cubed hamburger buns in casserole pan.
- Pour hamburger, stock, and vegetable mixture over buns, stir to mix.
- Bake 45-60 minutes until bubbly and golden brown - there should be a little liquid left in the pan but not much - do not cook all the liquid off, as it will re-absorb into the stuffing as it cools (think just a tiny amount on the bottom of the pan.)
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Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 421Total Fat 30gSaturated Fat 16gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 93mgSodium 643mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 2gSugar 4gProtein 19g
Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.