I was all set to make some macaroni and cheese and a burger for dinner one night recently when I thought to myself “why not just combine the two and stuff the macaroni and cheese inside the burger?”
I started off by cooking the macaroni and cheese on my stove top, and while I was waiting for it I flattened out two ground beef patties. Once the macaroni and cheese was ready I spooned some of it on top of the first ground beef patty, placed the second patty on top of that, flattened the edges of my burger and threw it on the grill.
The only problem I really ran across while making this burger was that as it was on the grill and started to shrink it kind of started coming apart around the edges. The burger still tasted great, but if I made one again I’d probably try to flatten the two ground beef patties out a little bit more so they’d cook faster and shrink a little less. Then again, the fact that I bought the cheapest ground beef I could find probably didn’t help me too much with this burger either.
Aunt JennyApril 28, 2011 at 10:15 am (12 years ago)
Nick, this reminded me of something I tried to do when I was young. 7-up had an ad campaign where they called themselves “the Un-cola”. In some ads, they showed an “un-burger” which was a hamburger with the fixings – lettuce, tomato, onion – on the inside. I thought this looked so delicious I wanted to make one myself. Needless to say, I discovered the same thing you did. Hamburgers shrink!
TimApril 28, 2011 at 11:30 am (12 years ago)
jettApril 28, 2011 at 7:26 pm (12 years ago)
Posts like these make me think that you live alone and that your “wife” is someone from the Niagra Falls area…
NickApril 28, 2011 at 8:18 pm (12 years ago)
No way! She’s totally real! She manages a bar though so she works lots of nights, which gives me plenty of time to make stuff like this.
DerrickApril 29, 2011 at 12:10 am (12 years ago)
you have to leave a thumb print in the patty, it reduces the shrinkage.
NickApril 29, 2011 at 4:43 pm (12 years ago)
Nice! I’ll have to give that a try next time. Thanks for the tip!
ErinApril 29, 2011 at 11:14 am (12 years ago)
Nick, that looks amazing! i might try this out sometime, but with velveeta shells and cheese!
NickApril 29, 2011 at 4:45 pm (12 years ago)
I bet it would be awesome with Velveeta Shells & Cheese. Let me know how it turns out if you ever try it!
angelaMay 9, 2011 at 1:57 pm (12 years ago)
Im out in Hollywood, and they actually SERVE this on the menu at Dillon’s pub. They charge $11.00 for it! you’re on the right track! In case you think I’m making it up: http://www.dillonsirishpub.com/menu
Love this blog btw!!
NickMay 9, 2011 at 2:30 pm (12 years ago)
That’s awesome! I’ll have to check that place out if I’m ever back out there!