Dave's 'Faves' Burger

This cheddar cheeseburger is proof that sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. I used all my husband’s...
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Dave's 'Faves' Burger
Dave's 'Faves' Burger

This cheddar cheeseburger is proof that sometimes the simplest recipes are the best. I used all my husband’s favorite ingredients (garlic bread, all-beef burger patties, Cheddar cheese, and caramelized onions)  to create this flavorful, no-frills burger — and it’s delicious.

4
Servings
344
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Tablespoon  butter
  • 1  Tablespoon  olive oil
  • yellow onion, sliced
  • Salt
  • Pinch of sugar
  • loaf French bread
  • cloves garlic
  • 1  Pound  ground beef
  • Pepper, to taste
  • slices thick-cut cheddar cheese

Directions

Heat the butter and olive oil in a sauté pan. Add the onions along with a pinch of salt and the pinch of sugar. Cook the onions on low heat until soft and browned, about 20 - 30 minutes. Set aside.

Heat your grill or cast-iron grill pan to medium-high heat.

Cut the loaf of French bread into 4 equal pieces and then slice each piece lengthwise. Drizzle the cut side of the French bread with olive oil and then grill cut-side-down until toasty and slightly charred. Then, cut each clove of garlic in half. Rub the cut side of the garlic onto the surface of the grilled French bread a few times so that the bread absorbs the flavor of the garlic. Set the bread aside.

Divide the ground beef into four equal pieces and gently form each into a burger patty. Season well with salt and pepper and then brush each patty lightly on both sides with oil. Grill the burger patties to the desired degree of doneness, about 4-6 minutes per side.

Then, top each burger patty with a slice of cheese and grill one minute more to melt the cheese.

Serve the burgers on the garlic bread, topped with caramelized onions.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
23g
33%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
101mg
34%
Carbohydrate, by difference
2g
2%
Protein
30g
65%
Vitamin A, RAE
14µg
2%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
3µg
3%
Calcium, Ca
10mg
1%
Folate, total
10µg
3%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
27mg
8%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
250mg
36%
Selenium, Se
18µg
33%
Sodium, Na
134mg
9%
Water
64g
2%
Zinc, Zn
7mg
88%

Burger Shopping Tip

Most cattle are fed a diet of grass until they are sent to a feedlot – where they are finished on corn. When possible, choose beef from cattle that are “100% grass fed” - it will be more expensive, but better for your health.

Burger Cooking Tip

The method used to cook beef is dependent on the cut. Cuts that are more tender, like filet mignon, should be cooked for a relatively short amount of time over high heat by grilling or sautéing. While less tender cuts, like brisket and short ribs, should be cooked for a longer time with lower heat by braising or stewing.