Cooper Cheese Double Cheeseburger
INGREDIENTS1 pound lean ground beef
8 slices Cooper Sharp White (or any variety)
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
4 leafy green lettuce leaves
1 tomato, sliced 1/8-inch thick
4 whole grain hamburger buns with sesame seeds, unsliced
Slice each bun into 3 sections, forming a bottom, middle and top. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, mix ground beef, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Form into 4 quarter-pound patties.
Cook the burgers in a medium skillet for 6-8 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F and burgers are browned all the way through. During the last minute or so of cooking, place 2 slices of Cooper Sharp cheese on each burger and continue cooking until the cheese is nice and melty.
Assemble your burgers:
Place a piece of lettuce on the bottom section of a bun. Layer on 2 tomato slices. Place one of the burger patties on top of the tomato slices, then add the middle section of the bun. Top the middle bun with more lettuce, tomatoes, and another burger patty. Top the burger with a condiment of your choice and cap with the top piece of the bun.
This is a big burger. So you might consider doing some stretches first. You know, just limber up a little. Then, dig in!