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Classic Bacon Cheeseburger

Keen's Cheddar cheese

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Classic Bacon Cheeseburger

Classic barbecue bacon cheeseburger.

6 slices bacon
2 pounds ground chuck (80% lean)
Kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
6 thin slices extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
6 hamburger buns
6 crisp lettuce leaves
6 slices ripe tomato
Ketchup (optional)
Mustard (optional)

 

In a large sauté pan over medium heat, cook the bacon until crisp, 10 to 12 minutes, turning occasionally. Remove the bacon and set aside on paper towels to drain. Remove the pan from the heat.

 

Gently shape the ground chuck into six burgers of equal size and thickness (about 3/4 inch thick). Season both sides of the burgers with salt and pepper.

 

Grill over Direct Medium heat until the internal temperature reaches 160°F for medium, 8 to 10 minutes, turning once halfway through grilling time. Top each burger with a slice of the cheese during the last minute or two of grilling time and allow the cheese to melt. During the last 30 seconds, grill the buns over Direct Medium heat until lightly toasted.

 

Serve the cheeseburgers hot on the toasted buns with a lettuce leaf and a slice of tomato, topped with a slice of the bacon. Serve with ketchup and mustard on the side, if desired.

 

Makes 6 servings.

A jammy red wine will match this classic burger perfectly. Consider a Zinfandel, a ripe Beaujolais from a recent vintage, or a heady Côtes-du-Rhône or Vacqueyras from southern France.

 

 

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American Cheese Burgers

Vintage Ad #1,416: Worcestershire Sauce '11

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American Cheese Burgers

American Cheese Burger

450 g (1 lb) minced beef
2 tsp Schwartz American Barbecue Simply Shake
Seasoning
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 medium egg, beaten
50 g (2 oz) Cheddar cheese


Mix the minced beef, American Barbecue Seasoning, Worcestershire sauce and egg together in a large bowl. Cut the cheese into 4 cubes.

Divide beef mixture into 4. Place the cheese in the centre of each and mould the meat into a burger shape.

Grill on the barbecue for 10-15 minutes, turning occasionally.

Serve in a sesame bun with salad, ketchup or mayonnaise.

 

Makes 4 servings.

 

 
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Posted by on March 29, 2011 in Barbecue, BBQ, Beef, Fast Food, Meats

 

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Spicy NYC Diner-Style Home Fries

A plate of home fried potatoes

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I like diner food. I think NYC has the best diner food- yes, I am biased. But, seriously take me to a a diner in another state that is better than a NYC diner. Yah, it probably doesn’t exist, hehe. In any case, we were in the mood for some diner-style food, and didn’t really want to drive to the local diner (which is 5 minutes away, I know laziness at its peak!). So I decided to make some homefries- crispy on one side, salty, and loaded with onions. Of course, I added a little spice, but it was pretty much pimped-out diner-style potatoes. Did I mention they’re healthy, vegetarian and vegan? Yup!

Diner-Style Homefries:

  • 1 idaho potatoes- washed
  • 1 medium white onion- thick diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tbsp onion powder
  • cayenne pepper- to taste
  • salt-to taste
  • coarse black pepper- few grinds
  • PAM original flavor
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil (I use extra virgin)
  • 2-3 tbsp cilantro- finely chopped (optional)

Ghetto style boiled potatoes.

1. Wrap each potato in plastic wrap and microwave for about 4 minutes each until 4 tender. Set aside to cool. Dice into medium-sized cubes (same size as onions preferably).

2. Meanwhile in a large non-stick skillet spray with PAM and pour oil and set over medium flame. Add onions and saute for 2 minutes. Add spices and saute until fragrant and onions are soft- about 5-7 minutes. Add potatoes and combine with spices and onions. Saute for about 8 minutes, with 5 minutes covered. This is when the potatoes will get crispy on one side- increase/decrease flame accordingly. I had it on medium-high flame. Uncover, taste for salt and spices. Place in serving dish and top with chopped cilantro (if desired). Serve with favorite breakfast meal!

Serves 2-4 people

Want more yummy Breakfast Options?

Taco Omelette

Zesty Stuffed Bagel

Healthy Egg n’Cheese Sandwich

 
 

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Betty’s Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches

Grilled Ham and Cheese Sandwich

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make luscious Ham and Cheese Party Sandwiches. These sandwiches are made by placing some sliced ham and cheese inside party rolls, letting them soak a few minutes in a tasty sauce, and then baking them in the oven until they are golden, the ham is warm, and the cheese is melted.

Ingredients:

1 package baked dinner rolls (rectangular shaped in foil pan—24 per package)
½ pound thin-sliced cooked ham (You may use any cooked ham that you have on hand.)
prepared mustard for spreading on sandwiches
½ of a 6-oz. package of Swiss cheese slices
½ stick butter
½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon poppy seeds
½ teaspoon prepared mustard

Stand dinner rolls vertically and slice in half with a knife, so that there is a layer of roll “tops” and a layer of roll “bottoms.” Place the layer of “tops” over the layer of “bottoms” in a baking pan. With your hands or a knife, separate rolls into individual rolls, each now having a “top” and a “bottom.” Cut the ½ pound of ham and the 3-oz. Swiss cheese into rectangles that are the size and shape of the baked rolls. For a package of 24 rolls, you will need 72 rectangles of ham (if the ham is thin-sliced) and 24 rectangles of cheese. Open up each roll and place 3 rectangles of ham and 1 rectangle of Swiss cheese inside and spread with a small amount of prepared mustard. When all rolls are filled, push them tightly together with your hands, so they have the appearance of the original pan of rolls. Now, make your sauce. In a small saucepan, melt ½ stick butter. Add ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce, ½ teaspoon poppy seeds, and ½ teaspoon prepared mustard. Stir until well-blended. Pour the poppy seed mixture over the 24 ham and cheese-filled rolls in the baking pan. Try to get each one covered. You may need a pastry brush to distribute the poppy seeds evenly. Let sit for 20 to 30 minutes. Bake at 325 (F) for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and place on a nice serving platter. Serve warm as finger food. This is a delicious treat and is particularly great for parties and potluck dinners! I hope you can use it for your New Year’s Eve get-togethers! –Betty 

 

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BBQ Bacon Double Cheeseburger Recipe

Hunt's barbecue sauce.

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To celebrate National Bacon Week in Australia please enjoy this video on how to make a delicious, big, tasty double cheeseburger with bacon.

Ingredients:

260g beef mince
Bacon
Sesame seed roll
Cheese
Lettuce
Onion
Tomato
BBQ Rib Sauce
Pepper

I hope you enjoy! :)

 

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Fast Food Style Hash Browns Recipe

Bleu cheese omelette and hash browns

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How to make delicious fast food style hash browns. A couple of months ago I uploaded a bbq hash brown recipe and received a number of requests on how to make fast food style ones, so here they are!

Ingredients:

4 peeled potatoes — parboiled until they start to soften
1 beaten egg
2 tbs skim milk powder
1/3 cup plain flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp sugar
1/8 tsp pepper
1 tsp softened butter
Oil to fry in

I hope you enjoy! :)

 

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