Did you know that National Cheeseburger Day is this Wednesday, September 18th? I actually didn’t know either until a few weeks ago. When I decided to start this blog I looked up all the national food days so that I could honor a few of them. Let me tell you there are tons! I was so amazed that so many foods are recognized! There are some that I am super excited about and this is most certainly one of them! We usually have cheeseburgers of some sort at least once a week, once every other week when I’m slippin! Right now cheeseburgers are at an all time high on the popularity charts. They are being transformed into so much more than just meat and cheese. If there is a dish you like you can bet there is a cheeseburger version of it out there somewhere. This is one fad that I just can’t get on board with. Sure I can change a few things about how I make my usual cheeseburger (I did just that with this recipe) but I am not going to mess with a good thing! Here’s a look at how I created my cheeseburger make-over. I will be posting these homemade burger buns later in the week so stay tuned!
1 1/2 lbs. ground sirloin
1 small shallot, minced
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Montreal Steak Seasoning
4 slices compound butter
4 slices of cheese, I used provolone
Salt and pepper to taste
4 hamburger buns
In a medium mixing bowl. Combine hamburger meat, shallots, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, steak seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix until combined without over-mixing. Pat the top of the meat down and with the side of your hand score the meat into fours. Form each patty by lightly rolling the meat into a ball then slightly pat down while forming a well in the middle of the patty to prevent the burger from shrinking.
To grill: Lightly spray the grates of a gas grill with cooking spray. Preheat your grill to 350 degrees. Place the burger patties on the grill and cook for 5 minutes without touching the patties. Flip the burger and cook for another 5 minutes. Place the compound butter and then the cheese on the burger. Place the burger buns on the grill to toast. Cook until the cheese is melted and the buns have toasted. About 1-2 minutes.
Recipe Source: Me!