Cooper Cheese Beer Dip Tater Tot Burger

Melt Melt MELT 2-3 2-3 SERVES: 2-3

Sometimes, the more unruly your burger, the more delicious it is. That’s kind of the deal with this Cooper Cheese Beer Dip Tater Tot Burger. It’s chaos on a bun. But the absolute best kind of chaos. You know, with Tater Tots. And sautéed onions and mushrooms. And tons of cheese sauce. We won’t lie to you … this is hard to eat while maintaining impeccable table manners. But, to be fair, impeccable table manners aren’t really the point here.

INGREDIENTS

For the burgers:
onion Kaiser rolls
seasoned salt
1-pound ground beef
10-15 Tater Tots (add more for a side if desired)
olive oil
1/4 to 1/2 yellow onion, sliced
8-ounce package sliced mushrooms, cleaned

For the Cooper Beer Dip:
2 cups Cooper Sharp White cheese, shredded (or about 8 slices torn into small pieces)
1/3 cup Pilsner beer
Or use Mason Jar Cheese Sauce and add your choice of beer (if making sauce from scratch, reduce water in recipe for thicker consistency).

Optional toppings:
Boston or bib lettuce
tomato, sliced

DIRECTIONS

Bake Tater Tots according to package directions.

While tots are baking, prepare the hamburgers. In a small bowl, sprinkle seasoned salt onto ground beef and mix well. Divide meat and form into 2-3 burger patties.

In a medium skillet on medium heat, cook the burgers for 6-8 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F and burgers are browned all the way through.

In a skillet with a small amount of olive oil, sauté onions and mushrooms.

Prepare the Cooper Cheese beer dip:
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring beer to a slow simmer. Add Cooper Cheese and stir until consistency is smooth. Or if you’re using premade Mason Jar Cheese Sauce, reheat sauce in a microwave-safe container and stir in your beer of choice.

Assemble your burgers:
Dollop the bottom section of each bun with a spoonful of Cooper Cheese Beer Dip. Place an optional lettuce leaf and slice of tomato over beer cheese dip, then top with a burger patty. Add a layer of sautéed onions and mushrooms. Top with about 5 Tater Tots, then add a generous drizzle of more Cooper Cheese Beer Dip. Cap each burger with the top of the onion roll, then serve and enjoy!