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Friday, December 2, 2011

Easy Cheese Un-Burger Recipe



Here is a twist on the traditional cheeseburger. I don't know why, but making meat patties for hamburgers or cheeseburgers is a task I just don't like to do. So I have devised a simpler way to make them that tastes just as good.
Basically what I do is to take the amount of ground beef or turkey that I would use to make burgers and brown it, as if I was going to make sloppy Joes. Here is the recipe.
2 pounds of ground beef or turkey
1 envelope dry onion soup mix
Optional ingredients are barbecue sauce or ketchup, mustard, pepper
I have found that one envelope of dry soup mix for every two pounds of ground meat is a pretty good ratio. The soup mix is fairly salty, so I usually don't add any extra salt.
Brown the ground meat in a skillet over medium to medium-low heat, stirring and mixing frequently. When meat is completely browned and cooked through, sprinkle the soup mix over it and stir in well. Add just enough water to moisten the soup mix and keep the meat from burning or getting too dry. You don't want it to be watery or runny like a sloppy Joe would be.
Turn the heat to low and simmer for five to ten minutes, stirring occasionally.
What I like to do is add just a little bit of barbecue sauce to the meat mixture as it simmers on low. You may want to add ketchup instead, a little drop of mustard and some pepper. Or you may just prefer to have the ground meat and the soup mix without any extras.
I let it simmer uncovered until most of the liquid is cooked out and it is nicely browned, being careful not to let it cook dry or get burned.
Serve on hamburger buns with a slice of cheese on top. Add your favorite extras, such as sliced tomatoes, pickles, or onions.
Another variation is to sprinkle shredded cheese on top of the meat in the skillet at the end of the cooking. Let it melt into the top of the meat and then serve onto the buns.
This recipe is also good if you are having a get-together with friends, or simply need to keep dinner warm for a while. Transfer it to the crockpot, set on low, and people can serve themselves when they want to.
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