Two favorites combine into one for this fun burger mashup— BLT cheeseburgers!
It’s burger season!
Are you as excited as I am? Summer is my favorite for many reasons, but mostly because al fresco dinners and backyard cookouts are the best.
You can bet this Memorial weekend I’ll be enjoying plenty of outdoor fun with friends, family, and food (you gotta have good food!). I hope you will too.
I dreamed up these BLT cheeseburgers last week and just couldn’t wait to 1) eat one, and 2) share the idea with you.
There’s nothing incredibly ground-breaking here, as you can probably see. Lots of burgers are topped with cheese, bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes, sure. But these are a little more like sandwiches than burgers. They’re served on toasted white sandwich bread instead of buns. And also, no ketchup! Just a generous spread of mayo and salt and pepper.
I love how just a few minor changes in presentation can change an entire dish.
These BLT cheeseburgers are a lot of fun, and so delicious! My whole family loved them and I’ve got plans to make them again real soon.
Whatever your weekend/summer/life plans may be, I hope they involve burgers!
For the burgers:
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon regular or Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 lb ground beef
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- 8 slices white sandwich bread , toasted
- 8 slices cooked bacon
- Sliced tomatoes
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper with a fork. Add the ground beef and mix until combined, you may need to use your hands.
- Divide into 4 quarter-pound portions and shape into a thin rectangle or square (to fit your sandwich bread). Patty will be thin, handle carefully as you transport it to your grill.
- Preheat greased grill (or skillet if using stove-top) to medium high heat.
- Grill until slightly charred, about 2-3 minutes, then flip and cook 1-2 minutes more until cooked through. Top with cheddar cheese and cook until melted, another minute more.
- To assemble burgers, spread mayonnaise on toasted bread. Top one slice with cheese-topped patties, bacon, lettuce, and tomatoes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Top with second slice of bread. Serve immediately.
- I used 96% lean beef but any fat percentage should work.
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