Burger that Won @Taste America
Courtesy of Every Day with Rachel Ray, this burger was a winning recipe in the magazine's Burger Battle Royale contest. It was also served at the 2013 James Beard Foundation Taste America® kickoff party!
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- • 1 3/4 pounds ground beef chuck
- • salt and pepper
- • 4 seeded whole-wheat hamburger buns, split
- • 8 ounce aged cheddar cheese, shredded
- • 4 slices red onion
- • 4 leaves butter lettuce
- • 1/4 cup thousand island dressing
- • grainy mustard, ketchup, pickled cipollini onions and purple potato chips, for serving
1Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high.
2Form the ground meat into 4 patties, about 1 inch thick. Season patties on both sides with salt and pepper, then grill, 2 to 3 minutes per side, for medium-rare.
3Toast the buns, cut sides down, alongside the burgers, about 1 minute.
4While the burger are cooking, melt the cheese in a small nonstick skillet over medium heat.
5Place a burger on each bun bottom. Pour one-quarter of the melted cheese over each burger. Top with red onion and lettuce. Spread cut side of bun tops with Thousand Island dressing and place on top of burgers.