When it comes to burgers, I’m not usually one to get excited about cheeseburgers.
So I surprised myself the other day when I came up with the idea of having cheeseburgers as a way to use up some leftover guryere cheese.
I couldn’t believe how much I enjoyed the simple burger covered with oozy cheesy goodness.
And it finally dawned on me…
The secret to an amazing cheese burger?
It’s all about the cheese.
It needs to be something full-flavoured AND it needs to be a good ‘melting’ cheese.
Guryere is perfect but you could also play around with other Swiss cheeses like raclette. Or go for a combo of something like parmesan for flavour and mozzarella for melting.
Just steer clear of plastic processed cheese and you’ll be laughing.
the ultimate cheeseburger
2 onions, peeled & sliced
450g (1lb)ground (minced) beef
100g (3.5oz) guryere cheese, finely sliced
tomato ketchup, to serve
1. Cook onion on a BBQ hot plate on a medium heat with loads of olive oil for about 10 minutes, or until the onion is soft & browned. Remove from the heat.
2. Increase the BBQ temp. Season beef and form into 2 patties.
3. Cook burgers for about 4-5 minutes. Turn and layer the cheese on top. Close the lid of the BBQ and continue to cook for another 5 minute or until the cheese is melted and the burgers are cooked to your liking.
4. Serve asap with onion and ketchup on the side.
vegetarian – try these chickpea burgers instead of the beef.
dairy-free – skip the whole cheese idea and keep it real with regular burgers.
Hope you have a wonderful (and warm!) weekend.
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