Head South to the Lone Star State with this Chili Cheese Burger recipe from yours truly and sponsored by Omaha Steaks.
CHILI CHEESE BURGER
2 tsp. Kosher salt
Ground black pepper
4 slices cheddar cheese
Chili (recipe follows)
1/3 cup ketchup
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
8 slices Texas toast, lightly toasted
Prepare grill for high heat cooking. As the grill preheats, mix ketchup and Worcestershire sauce together in a small bowl and set aside. Season both sides of the burger patties liberally with salt and pepper. Make a small indentation in the center of each burger with your thumb (this will ensure that the burger maintains an even thickness and doesn’t plump up in the center while cooking). Place the burger patties on the grill and cook for approximately 4 minutes per side for medium rare (130-135 degrees internal temperature). During the final 2 minutes of grilling, add a slice of cheese to each burger. Remove the burgers from the grill.
To assemble the burgers, spread Worcestershire ketchup on one side of each Texas toast slice. Place each cheeseburger patty on a slice of Texas toast, top with approximately ½ cup of chili per burger, and top with a second slice of Texas toast.
1 lb. ground beef
1.25 oz. package chili seasoning mix
2 8oz. cans tomato sauce
Brown ground beef in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add seasoning mix and tomato sauce to the ground beef and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove the chili from the heat and set it aside until ready to use.
* This post is sponsored by Omaha Steaks but the recipe and opinions are my own.