New Gadget: Hark Stuffed Burger Press

Reverse Bacon Cheeseburger

I’ve been over in Sydney and Byron Bay for a week so I’m a bit behind on my posting and was in need of some inspiration.

Luckily upon arrival back in Perth I had a care package from my pals at Hark, who make and import smokers and other related accessories; the main item of interest being a stuffed burger press.

I’ve been meaning to make stuffed burgers for some time; they’re pretty popular in the States but for those that don’t know they basically let you pimp out a regular burger by helping you stuff all sorts of wondrous fillings inside.

The operation is fairly simple, there is a base which you partially fill with mince (for best results mince your own beef – I use chuck or brisket).

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Use around 150 – 200g mince per burger – I didn’t weigh everything out this time I just used the force.  The press makes it pretty foolproof but I’ll do some more accurate measurements for y’all in a later post.

Then create a well or indent in the mince using the smaller press.

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Once you have made the well it’s time to choose your ingredients.  For the first burger I thought I would run with classic flavours and make what I call The Reverse Bacon Cheeseburger.

As the name implies you add bacon…

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Cheese…

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Add a top layer of mince and seal it all up using the larger press.

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My first thought was that these patties look like a giant meat brick, but you have to remember that it also contains the topping.

Now this burger already has his two best mates, cheese and bacon, so you don’t need a great deal else to finish this.  I used baby spinach for some greenery and a smokey special sauce I whipped up with mayo, liquid smoke and Dr Paul’s Hot Sauce.

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Then all you need to do is grill your burgers, preferably on charcoal.  I found the press flattened out the burger a lot more than when I do it by hand and made them much easier to flip and handle on the BBQ.

Reverse Bacon Cheeseburger

So that’s how you make a stuffed burger!

As usual I’ve got a few zany, pun-driven ideas floating around this big ol’ head of mine so stay tuned.

Let me know if you have any requests – the more absurd the better. Maybe I’ll run a competition…

Please note: Hark provided the burger press to me at no cost but all thoughts, puns and delicious burger pics are my own.

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23 Responses to New Gadget: Hark Stuffed Burger Press

  1. gravy says:

    I’ve been thinking about buying one of these

    • it’s pretty fun – I’ve already done another recipe which I’ll post up later this week

      Only time will tell whether it just fades into the obscurity of kitchen items I never use anymore

  2. Sandy Liang says:

    Oh my goodness! Mouth watering!

  3. Bill says:

    The burger press deserves a Nobel Prize in kitchen gadgets. It just opens up so many possibilities. For example, Google Juicy Lucy for a whole world of possibilities. You might want to add Minnesota to that Google so you don’t get anything pornographic… 😉

  4. Anthony says:

    Put an egg inside the pattie. Delicious!

  5. yeah…you win…these look awesome. I’m well on board with the idea that you should try putting an egg inside too. My favourite burger filling though is probably peanut butter. Not very mainstream but…damn…it’s good.

  6. Sam says:

    Just made some stuffed burgers for the fam tonight actually Gus, filled with gorganzola.
    ..total winner! Rich and stinky in the best way 🙂

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  9. Karen says:

    I’ve been trying to find one of these & google is not being my friend.
    Any idea where I can get one Gus???

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