Saturday, August 27

Amazing "Rodeo" Cheeseburgers


Its summer time still, right? I think so at least the warm weather still is screaming summer.   And summer time is the best time for a good burger. Right? Right. This not just a regular burger either. This meaty delight is amazing. I didn't even edit the pic. Theres no filter. All that color, the peeking golden crunchy onion ring, and dark thick cascading ruby colored bbq sauce... 

Hello summer. I guess you aren't so bad. 

I paired it with a veg to kinda balance out some that goodness with the real world. Life. Anyways .... for this burger I would eat 2-3 pounds of steamed veggies if I had to. Life changing-ly flavorful. The only thing that could make it better was if there was bacon on it or it was zero calories. 

And for once in my life I didn't "health-ify" this. Theres no hidden veggies. There's nothing but huge homemade kicked up onion rings, a flavorful seasoning mix in this oversized burger patty, my fav smoky bbq sauce drizzled over the top of 3 crunchy dill pickles, and thick melted slices of medium cheddar cheese on a sesame seed bun. 

P.S. It took less than 25 minutes to pull it together - side dish included. 

Seriously easy. Dangerously easy? 

Heres how its made: 
Adapted from: Center Cut Cook (amazing blog!) 
Serves 3 with some extra onion rings on the side 

1 lb ground beef
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp garlic powder 
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp salt 
3 hamburger buns
6 slices of medium or sharp cheddar cheese 
*6 crunchy onion rings 
Your fav bbq sauce
1 tsp oil
dill pickles (helps cut through the fat of the burger, cheese, onion rings ect..) 

5 Easy Steps
1. Mix the seasonings into the ground beef and form the beef into 3 very large patties
2. Heat up a large flat pan. Drizzle a bit of oil in your pan and cook the patties according to whatever you want. We do medium well or well in my house so it took about 10-12 minutes because these things are huge! 
3. While the burgers are cooking make your onion rings*
4. 3-4 minutes before your burgers are finished cooking put a single slice of cheese on each top so it has time to melt. 
5. Assemble the burgers. Put cheese and bbq sauce on the bottom buns. Then put the delicious burger on top of the cheese. Then layer a couple pickles and crunchy onion rings and another drizzle of sauce over the burger. Top with the bun and dig in! 

* Onion rings in this pic were homemade and its really really easy. Click on over here to get the recipe. Its basically just dredging raw onion slices into egg mixture and then into crumbs and then baking them. If you have ever baked some chicken or used the shake and bake stuff then you can totally do this. The only changes I made to this recipe was I used bbq chips instead of regular potato chips and I halved the recipe. I thought that was totally enough for 3 people. Be advised... she says to only use half of the cracker/chip crumb mixture at a time. Do it. I didn't and the last few onion rings really didn't do well because the mixture was too wet to stick to the surface of the onion. 

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