All-American Mac 'n' Cheese Burger

Aired March 19, 2009

Serves 4 servings

1 cup cooked elbow pasta
1/2 pound ground chuck
1/2 pound ground sirloin
A few dashes hot sauce
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon yellow mustard
1/2 cup chopped plus 4 slices American or yellow cheddar cheese
1 cup ketchup
2 tablespoons pickle relish
1 cup sour cream
Shredded iceberg lettuce
1 small white onion, finely chopped
4 kaiser rolls, toasted




In a large bowl, mix together the cooked pasta, ground chuck, ground sirloin, hot sauce, salt, pepper, mustard and the chopped cheese. Score the meat into 4 equal portions and form patties.



Preheat a large, nonstick skillet with some EVOO. Add the patties to the skillet and cook about 3-4 minutes per side. A minute before you take the burgers off, place 1 slice of cheese on top of each burger. Tent the skillet with a piece of tin foil to melt the cheese.



While the burgers are cooking, mix the ketchup, relish, and sour cream in a small bowl.



To assemble the burgers, place a patty on each of the rolls, top with some chopped onion, shredded lettuce and special sauce.







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