Smoked Cheddar Stuffed Burgers

2.5 lbs lean ground beef
2 tsp garlic and herb seasoning
Salt and pepper
1 tsp liquid smoke (optional - if you don't use smoked cheddar, this is a nice addition)
4 1-inch chunks of smoked cheddar cheese (or regular cheddar)
1 tbsp olive oil
4 hamburger buns
Favorite burger fixings

In a large bowl combine the beef, herb seasoning, salt, pepper and liquid smoke (if using).  Shape the mixture into 8 patties about 1 inch thick.  Press a chunk of cheese into the center of four patties, covering it well with the meat.  (At this point you can refrigerate the uncooked burgers up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months; thaw completely in the fridge or microwave on LOW for 3-5 minutes before using.)

Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.  Add the burgers several at a time and cook 4-6 minutes per side for medium to medium well done (about 7 minutes per side for well done).  

Serve the four cheese stuffed burgers with this meal on buns, with your favorite burger toppings.  Refrigerate the remaining burgers for up to 3 days or freeze up to 3 months.