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Old 05-08-2009, 05:53 PM   #1
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Grilled Cheese Sandwiches on hamburger buns?

I read about someone making cheeseburgers using two grilled cheese sandwiches instead of a bun. Needless to say, I've been totally preoccupied by the thought, and this weekend I'm going to make it happen.

Has anyone ever tried this, do you have any counsel?

I'm worried that it will be too thick. Also, I've never made a square hamburger patty. I know I shouldn't be freaked out just because it's new, but I was thinking I might make a meatloaf and do grilled-cheese-meatloaf sandwiches instead.

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Old 05-08-2009, 06:00 PM   #2
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do you have any counsel?
File 13 the meat loaf idea....Grill the burgers!

Not a big fan of cheeseburgers, but it does sound interesting, and I look forward to your report!!!

Have Fun!!!!!
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:18 PM   #3
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There is a product (new to me) that I bought a couple of weeks ago that I think is made by Cobblestone Bakeries - the bread is round with tiny holes punched and a bit like an English muffin except no cornmeal. I've used them to make hamburgers since we don't need lots of bread on ours. I think there were about 10 servings for $2.99. I'll get them again.
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:49 PM   #4
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If you buttered and grilled hamburger buns then added the cheese onto the burger, I don't think there would be much of a difference in taste.

Of course, if you chose to make the grilled cheese sandwiches with different, more flavorful breads, it might be worth the effort.
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:52 PM   #5
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I read about someone making cheeseburgers using two grilled cheese sandwiches instead of a bun.
I think that is called a Fatty Melt . I've never cooked or had one, but I would try it. One never knows..........
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Old 05-08-2009, 08:10 PM   #6
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Fatty Melt, I love it.

I can report that version 1.0 was pretty much a disaster. I took Uncle Bob's advice and made a burger instead of a meatloaf. There were two big problems:

1. I used this Country Potato bread, which just happened to be the bread I have open right now. It wasn't nearly strong enough to hold up to the rigors of the Fatty Melt. Even though I cut it in half, by the end I was holding something like a meatball covered in cheese covered in bread. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)

2. It was entirely too big. Four slices of bread, a copious amount of cheese, and a burger big enough for sandwich bread. I'll admit to eating the whole thing, but I kind of wish I hadn't.

I'm not daunted. I'm a single guy with no weekend plans and 5 pounds of hamburger meat. So I'm thinking of improvements.

1. Using those baby loaves of bread so the portion size is more manageable. I don't know what they're called. You usually see them in rye or pumpernickel, but that sounds too strong. I'll see what I can find.

2. Making two different kinds of grilled cheese. I'm thinking the top half can be blue cheese while the bottom is American.

I'm totally open to suggestions for making this better.
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I'm totally open to suggestions for making this better.
Add some bacon .
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Old 05-09-2009, 07:11 AM   #8
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Now, I understand your post. You literally used TWO grilled cheese sandwiches? Yeah, that would be a BIG sandwich, especially with a hamburger patty or a slab of meatloaf. Geez, I wouldn't eat for a few days, if I managed to consume the whole thing.

You could have left out a slice of bread and quartered the sandwich..... add bacon... sort of like a club sandwich.

I have thought of using Texas toast bread to do something similiar (but not using 4 slices of bread).... That would sort of be a patty melt. I also think that bread could make a good panini.... didn't mean to get off-topic.
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:33 AM   #9
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Grilled cheese & meatloaf sandwiches are great. I use a sturdy bread (Tuscan loaf). Grill it a bit, add your cheese ( I like American, Provolone, or Manchego)then cut your meatloaf to fit the size of the bread. For a great straight grilled cheese, try using Fontina on olive bread. Or Brie with some sun dried tomato pesto. The possibilities are endless. (Can you tell we love our cheese?)
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Sounds pretty cool.

I am in love with extreme foods. Super spicy, high fat, or anything you can think of.
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