Double Decker Cheeseburgers

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Note to self: Who doesn’t love a good burger?! So the other day I was totally craving one and I came across this recipe on Pinterest by the Pioneer Woman and had to try it out. It’s nothing fancy, probably one of the simplest burgers out there, seasoned with just a but of salt and pepper and loaded on with toppings. Apparently it’s a copycat of Freddy’s burgers? I’m not sure where Freddy’s is located but I’m assuming it’s like a shake shack or an In-and-Out. It was surprisingly similar especially the part about flattening it out to a very thin patty. Next time though I think I would add a pat of butter either on top or in the middle of the patty so it could retain some of the juices. I feel like it became a bit dry once flattened and all the juices dripped out. But other than that, it was a good burger and really simple and quick. Definitely one of those under 30 minute meals from start to finish kind of meals.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of ground beef
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • American Cheese
  • Hamburger Buns

Optional toppings: Lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, ketchup, mayo, mustard, jalepenos, banana peppers

Directions:

  1. Heat a large skillet or cast iron griddle over medium-high to high heat.
  2. Divide beef into even numbered rough balls.
  3. One at a time, place the beef on the skillet. Place a large (non-slotted) spatula on top and use a large measuring cup to push the spatula and squish the patty very flat. (You can add a pat of butter on each patty to keep them juicy and moist)
  4. Repeat with the other patty. Sprinkle them both with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook them for 1 to 2 minutes, or until they’re nice and brown on the first side. Flip them over, wait 45 seconds, then place the slice of American cheddar cheese on one of the patties.
  6. Place the other patty on top of the cheese, give it 15 to 20 seconds to melt, then place directly on the bun.
  7. Top with desired toppings and serve hot with fries or chips.

Serving size: 2 burgers

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Original recipe adapted from: http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/freddys-burgers/

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