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*All recipes on this blog (unless otherwise noted) are Martha Stewart's from the Everyday Food Cookbooks here and here, they are not my own. If other than this I will post links to the recipes or indicate that they are originals*

Saturday, August 21, 2010

More grilling...Classic Cheese Burgers!

This is a recipe that we have been looking forward to trying for a while now.  I'm always looking for burger recipes for the summer time, and this one is certainly a classic, as its name will tell you.  I like this recipe because it doesn't have all the bells and whistles, its just a hamburger and a delicious one at that.  The recipe calls for these burgers to be cooked under the broiler, but we grilled them, because ITS SUMMER PEOPLE!  Well at least it will be for ONE MORE WEEK!  I paired this burger with sweet potato fries and grilled corn on the cob, but the burger was filling enough to eat on its own for sure.  I also topped the burger with caramelized onions, cheese, pickles, lettuce and ketchup and mustard.  DELICIOUS!  The sweet potatoes were also really good, have a little kick with the cayenne which really gives them that extra something.  I absolutely love sweet potatoes and just about everything that they can be made into.  So if you need a go to burger here it is, its about as simple as they come and it turned out absolutely awesome, it reminded me of an old fashioned diner burger.  MMMMM!

Old Fashioned Cheeseburger
1 lb ground beef chuck 
4 hamburger buns
4 tsp unsalted butter
4 slices cheese, american or mild cheddar
Assorted Toppings

Heat broiler, divide meat into four equal parts and gently pat into a ball.  Place each between two layers of plastic and wrap.  Using a rolling pin, roll out beef to 1/4 in thick patties.
Spread bun halves with butter, place on baking sheet, buttered side up, lightly toast under broiler.
Heat a large skillet or griddle over high.  Generously season patties on both sides with S&P.  Working in batches cook patties 1-2 min.  Flip and top with cheese, cook 1-2 min more or until cheese is melted.  Place burgers on buns and top with desired toppings. 
Serves 4.

Roasted Sweet Potato Fries
3 medium sweet potatoes (1 1/2 lbs)
1 T olive oil 
1 tsp ground cayenne
Preheat oven to 425.  Halve sweet potatoes crosswise, quarter each half lengthwise.  On a large baking sheet, toss with oil and cayenne and season with S&P.  Arrange potatoes cut side down in a single layer.
Roast, turning halfway through, until fork tender, about 40 min.
Serves 4. 

I didn't take that many pics, so here they are all together. 

Logan Rating: ***
He says "It was really good, but nothing special" 
haha I think his standards are increasing! :)

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