Use mason jar to make hole in beef patty & prepare this abundant idea

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Instead of topping your burgers, stuff them! The recipe below shows you how, with a nifty technique that requires just one simple tool: a mason jar. Use the jar to cut out the center of your burger, just like making a donut. Once the middle is removed, you can fill your burgers with pretty much anything you like.
In this recipe, the burgers are filled with a runny fried egg, crispy bacon bits, and a hefty helping of melted cheese. But you can easily change things up, adding mushrooms, grilled onions, and more. Be sure to save the cutouts from the centers of the burgers, which can be used to make your very own homemade sliders.
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Stuffed "donut" burgers
10 minutes
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20 minutes
2 pounds ground chuck
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 eggs
4 slices cooked bacon, diced
½ cup shredded pepper jack cheese
4 burger buns
salt and pepper, to taste
Season the beef with salt and pepper, and mix to combine. Divide into four half-pound meatballs, and flatten each into a patty about 1 inch thick. Turn a mason jar 4 inches in diameter upside down, and use the rim to cut out the center of each burger. Reserve the cutouts for sliders or another recipe.
Heat the oil in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add the patties and cook 4 minutes on the first side, until golden brown. Flip, and cook 1 minute more. Carefully crack an egg into the hole in each burger. Top the egg with a sprinkling of chopped bacon and cheese. Cover the skillet and cook 2 more minutes, until the burger is medium rare and the egg is cooked but still runny. Meanwhile, toast the buns.
Transfer the burgers to the toasted buns and serve.
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