This is not your everyday burger, and it is not for the tofu health nuts! This is more of a game-day man type burger! These are also good with a few strips of bacon added to them!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 sandwiches
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

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  • Divide the beef in half, and form each half into a patty. Grill the beef patties for 8 to 10 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.

  • While the burgers are grilling, melt 1/4 cup of butter in a large skillet. Lay out 4 slices of bread, and top each slice with 2 slices of American cheese. Top each sandwich with a slice of bread to make 4 cheese sandwiches. Pan-fry the sandwiches in the butter until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Set the sandwiches aside.

  • Melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter in the skillet, and cook the sliced onions until browned, stirring occasionally, about 8 minutes.

  • To assemble, top each grilled burger with half the onions, and place each between 2 grilled cheese sandwiches.

Nutrition Facts

1402 calories; protein 80.1g; carbohydrates 59.5g; fat 93.1g; cholesterol 355.5mg; sodium 2723.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (5)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2011
I LOVE this! I had never thought of adding the bacon... that's BRILLIANT! It is very important to use real butter and use ground beef that is not too lean (the fat adds flavor!) Seriously everyone we all give in to ice cream and cake occasionally so why not OCCASIONALLY give in to the yumminess of fatty meat and cheese. Don't forget to have a vegetable though and by that I mean french fries of course. Who wants to live forever anyway if you aren't enjoying life? and it's not heroin - it's food. All things in moderation. Read More
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2011
I LOVE this! I had never thought of adding the bacon... that's BRILLIANT! It is very important to use real butter and use ground beef that is not too lean (the fat adds flavor!) Seriously everyone we all give in to ice cream and cake occasionally so why not OCCASIONALLY give in to the yumminess of fatty meat and cheese. Don't forget to have a vegetable though and by that I mean french fries of course. Who wants to live forever anyway if you aren't enjoying life? and it's not heroin - it's food. All things in moderation. Read More
(41)
Rating: 5 stars
02/07/2011
The directions should have stated to season the beef with salt pepper and garlic powder to taste and always add at least 4 slices of bacon to each burger! Like the title says this is not a burger for the health freaks but once or twice a year it will hit the spot! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2011
OMG this is genius! You should definitely limit this to once or twice a year but oh my goodness how delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/06/2011
I have never tasted anything more American in my life. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2012
Great idea but I used sliced sourdough one with provolone and the other with swiss then topped the burger with a slice of american and a few strips of bacon or pancetta. I also seasoned the burgers with salt pepper garlic and onion before tossing on the grill. Super Yummy! Read More
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