Arts & Culture

Juicy Cream Cheese Burgers

Mixed with onions and spices, these thick, juicy burgers top off the summer perfectly and are great for any outdoor celebration. A delicious, cream cheese, garlic, and chives filling hides in the center of each meat patty, while fresh slice of tomato and crisp salad peep out from beneath them. When being assembled, it is always fun to try out different toppings with this hamburger (some ideas are mentioned at the bottom). Not only do these burgers taste delicious, but making them is just as fun as eating them.


1 ½ pounds of lean ground beef

1 small onion

4 tbsp fresh parsley

½ tsp salt

½ tsp black pepper

3 oz soft cream cheese

1 clove of garlic

2 tbsp freshly chives

4 burger buns

1 large tomato

3-4 leaves of lettuce



Finely chop the onion and parsley and mix them together with the ground beef. Divide the mixture into to eight balls and press each one into a round. Set aside. Crush the clove of garlic, chop the chives, and mix them together with the softened cream cheese. Spoon a quarter of the mixture into four of the rounds. Then place the remaining four rounds on top and pinch the edges to seal. If the rounds are too tall, gently press them down, making sure not to let the cream cheese filling seep out. Chill the meat patties in the fridge for thirty minutes, and then brush them with oil. Put a pan under a wire rack to catch any juice that leaks from the burgers, and place the meat patties on top. Broil the burgers in the oven for eight to nine minutes on each side until they are cooked thoroughly. Lastly, assemble the hamburgers by filling the burger buns with the hot meat patties, chopped lettuce, and slices of tomato.

For a twist, try spicing these burgers up with different toppings such as melted cheese, avocados, or ketchup. Almost any combination of meats and vegetables will work. If needed, the patties can always be refrigerated for longer than thirty minutes. Bon appetit!


Smart, Denise. Cookbook for Girls. DK Publishing, 2009, pp.

Photo Credits:

Joie Koo


  1. omhc i absolutly love cheese, thank you so much for this recipe!

  2. Sounds interesting! Cream cheese in a burger?! huh… interesting😂 I’ll have to try this!

  3. This sounds so interesting and delicious, Joie! Great job!

  4. how dare you. im hungry

  5. Wow this sounds sooo good! I’ll have to try it out some time!