Logan County Cheeseburgers

Holy comfort food. This is essentially a patty melt, and it’s awesome. This recipe comes from Katie Lee, Billy Joel’s ex. This means nothing to me, outside of the fact that I first learned about her earlier this week while watching RR’s talk show (no judgment). I loved her calm, warm personality, and was actually thinking about picking up her cook book, The Comfort Table. Unknowingly, I had printed this recipe of hers back over the winter, and it was delicious! Pretty much a grilled cheese with a burger inside, and there is nothing wrong with that.

Logan County Cheeseburgers
Makes 6 burgers
Just the Tip / Inspired by Katie Lee

Here’s what I used:

  • 1 pound organic ground beef
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 medium yellow onion, half grated, the other half thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened, divided
  • 12 slices white whole wheat sandwich bread
  • 12 slices American cheese

Here’s what I did:

  1. Heat 1 tbsp of butter in a medium skillet. Add the sliced onion and cook over low heat until caramelized, about 20-30 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine beef, egg, grated onion, garlic powder, breadcrumbs, salt, and pepper. Mix until combined and form into six thin patties.
  3. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.
  4. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cook burgers about 3 minutes each side. Drain on paper towels and wipe the grease from skillet.
  5. In same skillet, place 6 slices bread, butter side down. Top each with a slice of cheese, some of the caramelized onions, and a burger. Top with remaining slices cheese, and bread, butter side up. Cook each sandwich until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side.

I served this with a cucumber salad and roasted sweet potatoes and fennel, because turning my oven on when it’s 90 out seemed like a really good idea. Is it fall yet????

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  1. Shawn says:

    These are delicioso. Here in New England they’re know as “Friendly’s Style Burgers”. At least in some parts.

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