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Smoked Paprika and Cheddar Burger

Smoked Paprika & Cheddar Burgers

Thick and juicy cheddar burgers with the complimentary flavors of smoked paprika, roasted garlic and little pockets of melting cheese cooked right inside.
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine North American
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 burger
Calories 423 kcal
Author Barry C. Parsons


  • 6 ounces lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 ounces old cheddar cut in 1 cm cubes
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 clove roasted garlic mashed into a paste
  • 2 tsp hot sauce optional


  1. Note: This recipe is written for a single burger so that you can multiply it for as many people as you need to serve.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together well.
  3. Form into patties and grill over medium high heat or cook in a hot, lightly oiled cast iron pan until well done (internal temperature with a meat thermometer should read 160 degrees F or higher. Serve on toasted crusty rolls.)

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

Recipe Notes

The total prep time noted includes time needed for roasting the garlic.