Sunday, February 28, 2010

"Double Cheese" Burgers

The cheeseburger may be my favorite food item. I crave them. A simple burger topped with any kind of cheese is delicious. It is a perfect blend of all the food groups. Grain(Bread), Fruits and Vegetables(lettuce, tomatoes, onions),Dairy(Cheese),Meat and Protein(Beef), Fats, Oils and Sweets(Mayo, Ketchup). If I were ever in the situation to have a last meal, and I hope I never am, this would be it. But these aren't your normal burgers. A friend of mine at calls these his "middle burgers." His were the inspiration behind my concoction. Start with ground beef (80/20), seasoned with a little soy sauce, Worcestershire, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Make really thin patties for the bottom. Place a slice of American cheese on top. Then top with another thin patty. Make sure you completely close off the sides of the meat.. Then on to the grill.

I tried to leave them as long as I could on the first side. A good rule of thumb for burgers is to only flip them once, plus I was worried the cheese would come seeping out.

As for the fries, we decided to go with potato wedges. Take an Idaho potato and cut it in to 12 wedges. Soak them in cold water for a few minutes, then boil for about 5 mins. Remove, pat dry, then toss with olive oil and season. Place them on a nonstick pan and into the oven on 450 for about 20 mins. Season again as soon as they come out of the oven. We use McCormick's Broiled Steak Season.

The double cheese part comes from adding a couple slices of bacon then cheese to cover. Here it is on a toasted onion roll with the wedges.

These were delicious. It takes a little more work than a regular cheeseburger, but it was definitely worth the time. Next time I may try to place the bacon inside as well.


  1. This looks wonderful John-Boy!! So is the 80/20 less or more fat than chuck - or the same?

  2. I think 80/20 is the most fattening one mom, but it was on sale!