We were supposed to head to Portland for Easter weekend. I also started spring break so I thought at the last minute, “why not?” After lots of agreements and confirmation, I was pushed back down by the filled booking of my dog’s camp. My dog is a dinosaur and no one other than this camp will gladly accept to watch him. Was I bummed? Yes. Do I still love my little dinosaur. Of course!! Other than the fact that he ran out of the house yesterday with the mission of jumping in front of a moving car, I still love him with all my heart. Speaking of organs, I had some hungry folks in the house to feed, so I brought a little bit of Portland to us.
You can have it any way you want it but you can’t go wrong with 4 slices of thick-ass Texas toast. It’s one of those sandwiches where you have to open pretty wide for and it’s one of those sandwiches that are soooo worth it.
This recipe is fairly simple. All you need:
slices of Texas-toast bread 4 per serving
ground beef (or turkey) shaped into thin patties with a diameter 2in wider than the toast-1 per serving
salt & pepper for the meat (you may prepare the meat how ever you like)
american & cheedar cheese 4 slices per serving
margarine for toast
condiments and veggie fillings of your choice
Cook the meat as you prefer. We used a BBQ grill as it was a beautiful day out.
As the meat is cooking, heat a grill pan over medium-high.
Spread margarine over both sides of the toast (you will be working with 4 toasts at a time).
Grill the toasts over the heat until fairly golden and a bit crusty on the corners.
Just before the toasts are done, place 1 slice of cheese over each toast.
Sandwich one toast with another so you have 2 slices of cheese between each toast. You should have 2 grilled cheese sandwiches in your pan right now.
At this point your patties should be cooked, remove and set on a plate to allow the juices to run.
Remove toast from pan and complete how ever you prefer using one sandwich as a bottom bun and don’t forget the patty.
My ideal burger is mayonnaise, a little bit of ketchup, lettuce, tomatoes, red onions and pickles.
Top with the 2nd sandwich and enjoy it until you fall into a food coma.