National Cheeseburger Day! Go Deluxe!

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It’s National Cheeseburger day! It’s a day to celebrate what’s been called America’s favorite sandwich – the hamburger, you just add cheese!

The cheeseburger first showed up on menus in 1928 in a restaurant in Los Angeles. But Kaelin’s in Louisville, Kentucky claims to have invented the cheeseburger. But who cares who invented it! We just love to eat them – and the messier the better.


Here is a recipe for a burger mixed with bacon and spices and grilled to perfection. And you can build it any way you want! It’s messy and juicy and so delicious!

So, are you ready – Happy Cheeseburger Eating!

Here’s How to Do it:

Cook the bacon and chop it into small pieces.

The day before or the morning of, mix the meat with the bacon, bourbon, liquid hickory, salt and pepper. I use my hands and mix and squeeze until it’s mixed well.

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Cover and refrigerate at least six hours (overnight is good too).

When you’re ready to eat, form the cold meat into patties and

grill on a pre-heated medium-high grill until it reaches the degree of doneness you prefer. We like rare to medium-rare.

While they’re cooking, cut up the condiments and

brush the buns with olive oil.

About 3 to 4 minutes before the burgers are done, put the buns on the grill and toast to a golden brown.

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At the same time, top the burgers with the cheeses of choice – one or all!

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Take the burgers and buns off the grill. Allow the meat to sit for five or ten minutes.

Serve buffet style – and don’t forget the pickles!

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National Cheeseburger Day

A cheesy sandwich to celebrate an American phenomenon.

Course: dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beef, blue cheese, cheddar, cheese, green tomato, hot dog, sandiwich
Servings: 6 burgers
Author: HelenFern
Ingredients
  • 2 pounds 80/20 Ground Beef
  • 3/4 cup chopped hunter bacon (a thick cut of bacon)
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon liquid hickory smote
  • 6 Kaiser rolls
  • 6 thick slices cheese of your choice
  • tomato slices
  • lettuce leaves
  • onions
  • pickles
  • Mustard, ketchup or whatever you want!
Instructions
  1. Cook the bacon and chop it into small pieces. 

  2. The day before or the morning of, mix the meat with the bacon, bourbon, liquid hickory, salt and pepper. I use my hands and mix and squeeze until it's mixed well.

  3. Cover and refrigerate at least six hours (overnight is good too).

  4. When you're ready to eat, form the cold meat into patties and grill on a pre-heated medium-high grill until it reaches the degree of doneness you prefer. We like rare to medium-rare.

  5. While they're cooking, cut up the condiments and brush the buns with olive oil.

  6. About 3 minutes before the burgers are done, put the buns on the grill and toast to a golden brown.

  7. At the same time, top the burgers with the cheeses of choice - one or all!

  8. Serve buffet style - and don't forget the pickles!

Recipe Notes

© Copyright 2019 The Lazy Gastronome

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© Copyright 2019 The Lazy Gastronome

 

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2 Responses to National Cheeseburger Day! Go Deluxe!

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too!

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