The pleasure of eating a good hamburger from time to time is a gratifying, mouthwatering treat, especially on a Friday evening after a hard week of work. No, I am not talking about the Whopper at Burger King or the Big Mac at McDonalds’, or the Double Stack at Wendy’s or the Checker burger at Checkers. What I am talking about is a good old fashion burger made from scratch. Now let’s get down to business.
• Fresh Ground Beef
• Season Pepper
• 2 slices Chatter Cheese
• 2 Slices of Pepper Jack bread
• Small skillet
• Small baking pan
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. This should be done at least 20 minutes prior to before placing in the beef patties.
Heat the stove top to medium, place skillet and add a small amount of butter.
Separate ¼ of an onion and cut into thin slices. Place in skillet and turn heat down low so that the onion can simmer.
Take 1/5 of ground beef and make patties according to the size of your choice. Because I enjoy big juicy hamburgers, I form my patties to the size of a saucer. Make one or two patties, depending on how hungry you are.
Sprinkle a small amount of season pepper on front and back of patties and reshape them back into giant meatballs and then patties again.
Next turn off the stovetop, reposition skillet from heat and remove fried onions and place in a container to preserve warmth.
Place patties in a small baking pan. To protect the surface of the pan, you may want to seal the insides of the pan with aluminum foil.
Place the small baking pan into the oven and watch the patties, turning them over every 5 minutes. It should take about twenty minutes until the patties are fully cooked.
But about five minutes before the twenty minutes is up, pull the small pan out of the oven and lay cheese slices over the surface. The amount is up to you. I tend to like a lot of cheese so I place a full slice on the surface of the burger.
Return the small pan and patties to the oven for the last five minutes. Remove when the surface of the burgers is hot and bubbly melted cheese.
Remove the pan from the over; place the burgers onto a plate. Take the friend onions out of the container and spread them evenly over the patties.
Put patties on fresh sesame seed hamburger buns or other choice bread, such as dark Pepper Jack bread. You can dress the burgers up with mustard, ketchup, Lettice, tomatoes, and pickles. Feel free to decorate the bun with other dressings, including lettuce, sour crate, reddish or red peppers if you like your burgers good and spicy.
Enjoy Friday’s Delicious Hamburger