Why go out to eat for a mystery meat burger when you can make it at home? The weather is getting warmer so I thought this was the perfect meal idea to share!
Prep your toppings...lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, onions, etc.
Cut potatoes into thin strips, toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread evening onto a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 375ºF oven until crispy, about 20 minutes. Stir after 10-15 minutes for more browning.
Cook your burgers (skillet or grill). *TIP: When forming your patties, a few things to consider (1) You don't want to use a super lean ground beef. If you do your burger will be dry. This beef is from my brother's cattle farm so I know its good! (2) Form thin patties. Not only will they cook faster, but they will be more restaurant-like. I aim for less than 1/2-inch thick. Cook to desired doneness.
I like to use sliced bread for burgers and make more of a patty melt. Butter one side of 2 sliced of bread (repeat for the number of sandwiches you need).
In a skillet on medium high heat, put the buttered side of a slice of bread down in the pan, add the cooked burger, add cheese of your choice, top with the other slice of buttered bread—butter side up. Cook for a couple minutes, carefully flip sandwich over. I like to press down the sandwich with the spatula to make sure everything sticks together.
Remove from the pan and carefully lift the top piece of bread off to add all of your toppings and sauces. Serve with fries and enjoy!
Emily J. Adickes