There are tons of ways to make a cheese burger. Whether you want to try your hands on famous cheese burger recipes from around the world or simply wish to learn the basics, you have come to the right place. Here we will look at how to make a grilled cheese burger the easiest way and what goes into a blue cheese burger and a mac and cheese burger.
So, let’s get started.
How to Make a Grilled Cheese Burger
If you want to make a restaurant-style grilled cheese burger at home, you need to know the various types of cheese that can be used. Cheddar, Gouda, and Swiss are all variations of melty cheese that can be used in this recipe.
Blue Cheese Burger
Although most people use either American cheese, which is a variety of cheddar cheese with a rich creamy texture and a more salty taste, or Swiss cheese, which is super melty and comes with a buttery flavor. Those who want to take their affection for this type of burger to the next level also try blue cheese, which comes with a bold taste and can be used to make a burger that is extremely indulgent!
So, let’s look at how to make a blue cheese burger at home.
Blue Cheese Burger Recipe
- Lean ground beef (about 3 lbs)
- Crumbled blue cheese – 4 to 5 ounces
- Hot sauce
- Worcestershire sauce
- Freshly ground black pepper
- Dry mustard and fresh chives (optional)
- Hamburger buns
Put all the ingredients in a bowl along with ground beef and give them a good mix. Leave it in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 hours. Preheat grill on high heat and oil it lavishly using a brush. Make round burger patties using the marinated mixture and cook them over medium heat (5 minutes for both sides). Make sure they have all been cooked properly before taking them off the stove. About 3 pounds of ground beef will make approximately 12 patties.
Slather mayonnaise over both buns followed by lettuce (optional) and crumbled cheese. Place the freshly prepared burger patty on top and then use any of the optional dried or fresh toppings followed by the top bun. Serve with French fries and a cold beer or any other soft drink you like.
Pimento Cheese Burger
Another less famous but amazingly flavorful cheese burger enjoyed around the world is the pimento cheese burger. If you simply love cheese, you are going to become a pimento cheese burger fan in no time. Pimento cheese spread is easily available today on all major departmental stores. Some people also like to add smoked paprika or other spices to the spread to make it more spicy and indulging.
Pimento cheese can be prepared by combining shredded cheddar cheese with regular mayonnaise and a few spices or dried herbs that you like. Cayenne pepper and paprika are most commonly-used spices for this type of cheese mixture. Use any type of marination to make your patties and then prepare the buns using lettuce and mayonnaise, place the burger patty on top, and finally top the patty with pimento cheese.
Chili Cheese Burger
Chili cheese burger is a less common variation of the famous cheese burger we all love. It is made by cooking ground beef with sauteed onions, garlic, and crushed tomatoes. You can also use tomato paste and any types of seasonings that you enjoy. Ground pepper, paprika, chili powder, and ground cumin are most commonly used.
Once the beef is done, you can take it off the stove and make patties just like we make with uncooked ground beef. However, there is no need to cook them for 10 to 15 minutes because the beef is already cooked.
Assemble the burger the way you want and top it off with a spoonful of chili and a sprinkle of shredded cheddar cheese. Your own version of the best chili cheese burger is ready to be devoured!
Mac and Cheese Burger
Mac and cheese burgers are simply amazing and very easy to make. Prepare the macaroni like you regularly do, drain it, and bring it back to the pot. Add a mixture of cheeses to it including cheddar, Parmesan, and American cheese. Also add your preferred spices including salt, cayenne powder, chili powder, or black pepper.
Make a macaroni bun using the above mixture and coat it with egg, flour, and bread crumbs. Deep fry the macarno buns until golden brown. Now assemble the burger using one beef patty sandwiched between two mac and cheese patties and add sliced onions and tomatoes according to taste.
A delicious mac and cheese burger is ready!
What Type of Ground Beed to Use in a Cheese Burger?
If you want to make the best cheese burger at home, make sure to use beef with a ratio of 80% lean meat to 20% fat. The right amount of fat is important to make a burger patty juicy and flavorful. Beef with a lot of fat content will make it greasier, which is not desired in a burger.
Ground chuck taken from the shoulder has just the right ratio of lean to fat meat. You can also use meat cuts from the back of the cow or upper leg. If you want to make your burger really well-cooked, then go for 30% fat instead of the regular 20.
Who doesn’t like cheese burger with a thick, juicy beef patty and the best melted cheese on top? Many people prefer to have it at their favorite restaurant but there are some people who want to make their own variation of a cheese burger at home. In this article, we looked at some of the most popular recipes of a cheese burger and what goes into each of these. From the famous grilled cheese burger to somewhat less known chili cheese burger and mac and cheese burger, we discussed numerous tips to make each variation extra flavorful and creamy.
So, which one of these recipes are you going to try next?