Cooper Sharp Avocado Grilled Cheese Burger

Slice Slice SLICE 2 2 SERVES: 2

Grilled cheese sandwiches are amazing. Cheeseburgers are amazing. Which makes you think, what if you combined them? What if you replaced your cheeseburger bun with … wait for it … full grilled cheese sandwiches!?! Can’t be done, you say? No, my friend. It can. And we did. And then we put avocado on it. And bacon. Really all that’s left to say is, yum.

INGREDIENTS

Cooper Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwiches (full recipe here):
8 thin slices sourdough bread
8 slices (3/4 pound) Cooper Sharp White or Yellow cheese
2 1/2 tablespoons butter

Burgers:
4 slices Cooper Sharp White or Yellow cheese
3/4 pound lean ground beef (creates 2 6-ounce burger patties)
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 strips bacon, cooked
1 tomato, sliced
1 avocado, sliced
barbeque sauce

DIRECTIONS

Prepare 4 Cooper Classic Grilled Cheese sandwiches:
Butter two slices of bread. Place 2-3 slices of Cooper Sharp cheese between the slices of bread, keeping the buttered sides facing out.

In a pre-heated pan, place the sandwich buttered side down. Cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown. Press each sandwich slightly.

Set aside.

Prepare burgers:
In a medium bowl, mix ground beef, salt and pepper. Form into two 6-ounce patties.

Grill the burgers 6-8 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. When burgers are almost done, add 2 slices of Cooper Sharp cheese to the top of each burger. Continue grilling to melt the cheese.

Assemble your burgers:
Place two grilled cheese sandwiches side by side. To the top of each sandwich add sliced tomato, avocado and cooked bacon. Add a cheeseburger patty to each and drizzle with barbeque sauce. Top the burgers with the remaining grilled cheese sandwiches to complete.

Slice the sandwiches in half (because you’ll literally have to if you want to eat them, which of course you want to eat them), and enjoy!