Friday, October 2, 2009

Big Boy Burger

My husband and I have recently have become fans of Diners, Drive In's and Dives. Guy seems to be visiting Portland Oregon eateries more and more often. We saw an episode which involved making two hamburger patties and putting a stack of cheese inside, and decided to re-create it at home.

We made some, and they were very delicious. It makes quite a large Burger so we split one.

I served it with some yummy oven fries using Yukon Gold potatoes and some Johnny's Garlic Salt which my Sister In Law swears by, and I love it now too!

This combo will be one my summer grill radar for some time to come! This makes 2 big boy burgers!

Feeds 2 very hungry folks or 4 hungry folks

1.5 lb hamburger (I like 15% so the meat stays moist)
Sharp Cheddar Cheese (about 2oz per patti)
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tsp EVOO
1 tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning
Dash of cayenne
1tsp Onion powder
1tsp Garlic powder
Bit of bread crumb to bind and helps to hold moisture (flavor)
Hamburger Buns
Thick slices of Tomato and Onion and whatever other fixins you like

Mix all the above ingredients together (except cheese/bun and bread crumbs)
If the mixture is too wet add a handful of bread crumbs, don't overmix the meat or it will be tough

Make 4 thin patties approximately the same size

Place the cheese in between two patties and seal the edges well

Make sure your grill is hot hot hot and clean and lightly oiled (use a couple of paper towels, EVOO and tongs) before you put on your patties.

Start on high, reduce heat to low or medium. Turn after about 5 minutes, you should have good grill marks. Some patties will break open and a little cheese will leak out so don't freak out. The beef will cook up just fine.

Be sure and toast the buns on the grill as well

Word of warning however
: if you insist on a "well done" burger, (which is just wrong) skip the cheese on the inside, add it at the end on top instead.


A Year on the Grill said...

wicked wicked great looking...

And I love to watch Guy too

Grace said...

that's a MASSIVE burger, yet i don't doubt i could put it away, no problem. i love the oozy, gooey melted cheese--this is excellent food porn, cheryl. :)

Pam said...

Just look at that oozing cheese. It looks terrific Cheryl.

Debbie said...

I am a huge fan of Guy's show also. It's so much fun to watch where he goes and all the different foods. Your burger looks great, but big!!!!

Mini Baker said...

wow! definitely a BIG boy would need to eat this. Or a girl with a very large stomach (aka me!)
-Mini Baker

Lea Ann said...

I agree, Guy is spending some time with you folks. Last June I watched him visit Pine State Biscuits. Have you been there? I tried to recreate one of the dishes at home. When I was at the IPNC in McMinnville in July, one of the events was a brunch. I couldn't believe my eyes when I walked in and there were the Pine State Boys serving up biscuits. DELICIOUS. The hamburger looks great by the way.

Heather said...

mmmm. that looks SO GOOD. i heart burgers!

Bethie said...

Love Triple D! It one of the few show on the network we enjoy. We tried to recreate a burger similar called the Juicy Lucy, but didn't have good luck. Yours looks so good. Now, I have got to be on the lookout for Johnny's Garlic Salt, new one on me.

Donna-FFW said...

2 Big Boys here please, love the sound of that, me and my dirty mind.

Seriously, this burger looks to be the epitome of good burgers!

♥peachkins♥ said...

WOW! I love big burgers!

Shelly W said...

Oh wow does that look good with all the cheese oozing out of the middle! Yum!

Sophie said...

MMMMMMMM,..the hamburger with all of its trimings looks so juicy & so damn tasty, Cheryl!!

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