Wednesday, June 9, 2010

California Cheeseburger

I love burgers! This version uses two cheeses and some yummy toppings.

1 pound ground beef 80/20, divided into 4 patties
salt, pepper and granulated garlic
4 slices sharp cheddar cheese
4 slices jalapeno jack cheese
4 hamburger buns, I prefer the harder ones but you can use whatever you like
1 small red onion sliced thin
1 avocado, divided into 8 sections
1 tomato, sliced into 8 pieces
other optional toppings mustard, ketchup, mayo

Make It:
Season hamburger patties with salt, pepper and granulated garlic. Heat an iron skillet over medium high heat. Take cheese slices out of the fridge and set out, they melt better if they are at room temperature. Place hamburger patties in skillet and cook for 4 minutes, then flip and cook 4 minutes on the other side. Remove to a baking sheet. Place one piece of cheddar on each pattie. Place all buns on baking sheet cut side up. Place jalapeno jack slices on bottom bun. Turn broiler on high and place baking sheet under broiler. Cook for about 5 minutes until buns are toasty and cheese is melted. Remove from under broiler. Build burgers by placing pattie on bottom bun then onion, tomato, then avocado. Put on any other toppings you prefer. Put on top bun. Enjoy!