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Old 09-25-2005, 01:25 PM   #1
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NEW Fashioned American Drive In Cheeseburger

New-Fashioned American Drive-In Cheeseburger

Finalist, Sutter Home's Build a Better Burger Contest

Yield: 6 servings
For sauce:

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

4 gherkin pickles, finely diced

1 bunch green onions, chopped

1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon

1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce

1 teaspoon granulated sugar

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

For burgers:

3 pounds freshly ground beef chuck

2 teaspoons kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1 large sweet onion, such as Vidalia, sliced into 1/4-inch rounds

Olive oil

Vegetable oil, for brushing grill rack

6 ( 1/4-inch-thick) slices sharp Cheddar cheese

6 Kaiser rolls, split

3 tablespoons butter, softened

6 leaves Boston or bibb lettuce

1 large ripe beefsteak tomato, sliced

To prepare sauce: Combine mayonnaise, mustard, lemon juice, pickles, green onions, parsley, tarragon, basil, Tabasco sauce, sugar, kosher salt and pepper to taste. Cover; chill until serving time.

To prepare burgers: Prepare a hot fire in the grill.

In a large bowl, combine beef and salt, handling meat as gently as possible. Form 6 (4-inch) diameter patties. Sprinkle both sides of patties with pepper to taste.

Brush both sides of onion slices with olive oil. Place onion slices on the hot grill. Cook, turning occasionally with tongs, until softened and golden brown all over. Remove to a platter.

Rub grill rack with vegetable oil. Place burger patties on grill. Cook 4 minutes; flip patties with a spatula. Cook 4 more minutes for medium-rare or to desired doneness. During the last few minutes of cooking, place a slice of cheese over each patty. Cover the grill and cook until cheese melts. Remove to a platter; keep warm.

Lightly toast rolls on the grill. Spread each half with butter. Place a lettuce leaf on each roll bottom, followed by a tomato slice, a burger patty, onions, a generous tablespoon of sauce and the roll top.

Per serving (with 1 tablespoon sauce): 605 calories; 27g fat (40 percent calories from fat); 12g saturated fat; 161mg cholesterol; 55.5g protein; 35g carbohydrate; 4g sugar; 2g fiber; 1,324mg sodium; 220mg calcium; 199mg potassium.

Recipe courtesy of Sutter Home's Build a Better Burger Contest


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Old 09-25-2005, 07:47 PM   #2
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Whoa!! that's a weeks worth of dinners!!

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Old 09-25-2005, 08:38 PM   #3
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Move over McDonalds!
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Old 09-26-2005, 12:31 AM   #4
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Ok Ok.......here is the perfect New Burger.

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Old 09-26-2005, 02:01 AM   #5
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Whoa!! that's a weeks worth of dinners!!
My thoughts exactly. It's like the Caddy of burgers. Bet it's awesome though! If anyone tries it let us know...Oh, too yummy look to read on an empty stomach

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Old 09-27-2005, 09:38 AM   #6
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Ground chuck,salt and pepper.

Why a finalist?I'm sure it's good but these contests always leave me cratching my head.

I used a microwave once.....just once!
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