Cheeseburger in Paradise!


As the More is More Mom®, I’m all about……..more cheeseburgers! While we love a fabulous gourmet meal, sometimes, nothing beats a great big burger. The secret is in how you prep the meat, and, of course, your choice of toppings.

 

I like to prep my patties the night before so the flavors have time to mingle.

 

Patties:

 

In a bowl, combine;

1 ½ pounds ground beef

1 onion (I favor white), reserving 4 –  ¼” slices for grilling, then dice 3 tablespoons onion

1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Salt and pepper

Divide the mixture into 4 equal portions and form patties

Refrigerate until ready to grill

 

Toppings:

Reserved onions – 4 slices

2 heads of romaine lettuce

Cheese slices

Tomatoes, sliced

Pickles

Mustard

Ketchup

Mayonnaise (I like to mix mine with a little pesto sauce)

Olive oil

Garlic salt

Cracked black pepper

 

Vertically slice the romaine lettuce

Drizzle olive oil over;

Lettuce

Onion

Then sprinkle both sides of the lettuce with garlic salt and cracked black pepper

 

Hamburger Buns:

We are partial to onion rolls. What makes this so delicious is the addition of the garlic butter!

In a small sauce pan, melt;

6 Tbsp butter

4-6 gloves of minced garlic

Slather melted garlic butter over the insides of each the top and the bottom buns

 

Prepare the grill to medium-high heat

Grill lettuce and onion rings on both sides until nicely charred

Remove, chop up the lettuce and set aside

 

Grill burgers to desired doneness. The kids and I like to live on the E-coli edge, as we take ours rare, while Chuck prefers the carcinogens of a well done burger.

 

When you add the cheese, toss the buns on the grill for a minute or two until they are nicely charred.

Because more of everything is always better, I like to layer my burger;

Cheese, pesto-mayo, ketchup, grilled lettuce, onion slices, pickles and tomato…..held together with a tooth pick!

 

 

Steak Fries:

As a total bonus, I made parmesan steak fries. They were to die for!

 

For planning purposes, I usually figure one potato per person, plus one extra.

 

Pre-heat oven to 375°

 

Scrub your baking potato then slice it in half vertically

Slice each half into spears (approximately 8 per half)

Then, trim each spear in half vertically so they make smaller matchsticks

In a bowl, drizzle the potatoes with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse sea salt and cracked black pepper.

The magic was in the parmesan. Toss to coat with approximately 1 cup of grated parmesan cheese.

Spread evenly on an aluminum foil lined baking sheet covered with non-stick cooking spray.

Cook for approximately 40 minutes.

 

Serve your stacked burger with the parmesan steak fries, eat slowly and savor every-single-bite!

 

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