Well, I must update my poor blog. I have lots of pictures with no recipes or even info. This one that has been sitting here for 2 weeks with only a picture was from a fun book I found at the library. (Hmm, just put the Amazon link and I see that it is only 5.98. I may have to go order that. :) We tried a few of the recipes from it. This day I may or may not have also tried the Arby's curly fries - I wasn't nearly as impressed with them. They were spicier than the original, and I never found the little tool that curls them. I'm not even bothering with a post for them.
These burgers were her version of and In 'n Out Double double. The thing I really liked about her cookbook was that she was trying to make healthier versions of the original that still tasted good. As far as I could tell with most of the burgers, it was all about the sauce. She didn't season the meat at all. (I did.) I also changed all cheeses to something better than American - I'm so NOT a fan of American cheese - yuck. Here we put cheddar. The burgers were good, but probably could have used more sauce.
Another thing about her book - all recipes were for a single serving, so adjusting for a family is necessary. This is how I made these.
- 1.5 lbs lean ground beef. (this is enough for 6 double doubles)
- pinch season salt
- 6 buns
- 1 tomato - sliced
- several leaves of lettuce
- cheddar cheese
- onion (I would have grilled these if I had time)
- 1/2 cup light mayo
- 4 teaspoons ketchup
- 4 teaspoon drained dill relish
- Mix sauce ingredients together in a bowl.
- Mix beef with season salt. Divide into 2 oz. balls and shape each into a 4" patty. (These will be pretty thin.)
- Preheat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until it sizzles when sprinkled with water. Place patties in the pan. Cook for 1-2 minutes per side, or until patties are browned but still slightly pink inside.
- Meanwhile toast buns (she says in the pan next to the 1 burger she was making, we toasted them in the toaster on the bagel pre-set.)
- Build the burger. You can see how we made it. (She has directions - bun, sauce, tomato, lettuce, patty 1, cheese, onion, patty 2, cheese, bun top.) I'd probably put my cheese on my burgers in the pan next time so it would melt.