Cooper Cheese Penn Turnpike Burger

Slice Slice SLICE 4 4 SERVES: 4

The Pennsylvania Turnpike was America’s first superhighway. Which is fitting, because you could call this particular Cooper creation a superburger. Maybe not America’s first, but any way you look at it, it’s packed with flavor that goes on for miles. So, buckle up and let this burger take your taste buds for a ride.

INGREDIENTS

1 1/2 pounds 80/20 blend ground beef
8 strips smoky bacon
crispy onions (check your favorite grocery salad dressing aisle)
8 frozen battered onion rings
iceberg lettuce, chopped, shredded or sectioned according to your taste
8 tomato slices
mayonnaise
4 kaiser rolls
salt and pepper to taste
4 thick slices Cooper Sharp Black Pepper cheese

DIRECTIONS

Divide ground beef into 4 equal portions and form into patties. Set aside.

In a medium pan, cook bacon to your desired crispiness and set aside.

Prepare the onion rings according to the directions on the package and set aside.

Season burger patties with salt and pepper to taste. 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. Place a slice of Cooper Sharp Black Pepper cheese on each patty. Continue heating until the cheese is as melty as you like it.

Assemble your burgers:
Split kaiser rolls. Place a portion of iceberg lettuce on the bottom of each roll. Place two tomatoes on top of the iceberg lettuce. Add the cheese-topped burger patty. Place bacon strips on top of cheese, then top with two of the battered onion rings. Spread mayonnaise on the top halves of the kaiser rolls and place them on top to complete your burgers.