Long Boy "Cheeseburgers"

As soon as I saw this recipe in Cooks Country, I knew my husband would love it.  It's kind of like an open faced cheeseburger but more like a meatloaf or meatball sandwich, all of which the hubs is a huge fan.  It ended up being a bit hit with the whole family!  Even my picky little one.  My husband loved it heated up for lunch the next day too!  It's fun, casual & super easy to make.  Perfect for any night of the week!  Of course, I changed the original recipe some but the method is the same.  And my homemade french fries make the perfect side to go along!
(for the burger patties)
1 lb Lean Ground Beef
3/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
2/3 cup French Fried Onions or 1/2 of a Yellow Onion, finely chopped
1 large Egg, lightly beaten
1/4 cup Milk
3 tbsp Ketchup
1 tbsp Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
Salt & Pepper, to taste
3- 6" Sub Rolls
(for topping)
2 tbsp Ketchup
1 tbsp Yellow Mustard
2 cups Cheddar Cheese, Shredded
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.  Place the sub rolls, cut side up on a wire rack set on top of a sheet pan.  Bake (with the oven rack in the upper middle position) until golden & crisp, about 5 minutes.
Combine all the ingredients for the burgers in a large bowl, just as you were making a meat loaf or meatballs.  I've made it with both french fried onions & raw chopped onions & like it both ways.  You get a stronger onion flavor with the raw so use according to your liking!  
 Combine the additional 2 tbsp of ketchup with the yellow mustard in a separate dish for the topping.
Top the toasted rolls equally with the meat mixture.  Take care to cover the bread all the way to the edges with the meat mixture so it doesn't burn!  
 Evenly brush the tops with the ketchup & mustard mixture. 
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the meat registers 160 degrees.  Remove from the oven, top with the shredded cheddar cheese & continue to bake until the cheese is bubbly & melted, about 3-4 minutes.  Let rest 5 minutes before serving.

1 comment:

  1. Man, these sound gooood!! Can't wait to try them!