Logan County Hamburgers

These are absolutely filling and delicious!

 Is this a hamburger or a super glorified grilled cheese sandwich? 

I do not know but who cares!

Once again this has been adapted to my taste.  Before frying the hamburger patties, chop onion and bell pepper.  I found the sliced onions want to string-out of the sandwich when you take a bite.  Sauté until the desired done-ness for you.  Remove and set aside until you are building your sandwich.  Continue as directed.

INGREDIENTS

1 pound ground beef (85% lean)

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 medium yellow onion, half grated, the other half thinly sliced  chopped

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

12 slices white sandwich bread cut into 1″ thick slices or Texas Toast Bread

12 slices American cheese, optional

1/2 green bell pepper, chopped (not in the original recipe)

PREPARATION

In a medium bowl, combine beef, egg, grated onion, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.  Mix until combined.  Form into thin patties.

Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.

Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cook burgers about 3 minutes each side. Drain on paper towels. Drain grease from skillet.

In same skillet, place *6 slices bread, butter side down. Top each with a slice of cheese, if desired, some onion slices, and a burger. Top with remaining slices cheese, if using, and bread, butter side up. Cook each sandwich until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.

*I don’t know about you, but I have a large cast iron skillet and can only fit two sandwiches in it at a time!  So, you may need to repeat the building process.

The original recipe is from Kathie Lee Joel (wife to Billy Joel).

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