Katie Lee’s Award Winning Logan County ‘Grilled Cheese’ Burger

Katie Lee's Award Winning Logan County 'Grilled Cheese' Burger

On the menu next for the Blogger Burger Club is Katie Lee’s (formerly Katie Lee Joel) Award-Winning Logan County Burger which can be thought of as a glorified grilled cheese or a traditional patty melt gone askew. For the better. It is a thin burger patty sandwiched between slices of bread melted with American cheese and onions. Katie Lee says the cheese is optional but…I think not! The cheese is a big part of its attraction.

This burger has been on my radar since last year when Katie Lee won the Burger Bash in NYC at the Food and Wine Festival. There was controversy after her win over whether the burger was truly a burger or a just another version of the patty melt sandwich. I think the whole thing is silly. To me it’s a burger no matter what kind of bread or bun it’s on. I think she was being picked on for being female, the only one in the contest. The connection isn’t hard to make. She whipped some very popular NYC male chefs butts. Fair and square.

I love grilled cheese. I love burgers. I have no choice but to love grilled cheese burgers. These are the epitome of comfort food: a rich, thin, juicy burger patty trapped between buttery, toasted bread and ooey-gooey, molten cheese. Mouth-watering, melt-in-your mouth delicious! I had one last night…I am having one again tonight for dinner. I can’t help it. They’re just dreamy.

It’s pretty obvious I’m giving it 4 stars. I could eat these every day.

Katie Lee's Award Winning Logan County 'Grilled Cheese' Burger

The recipe is for six burgers but it’s pretty easy to break it down if you’d like to make less than that. If  you need help breaking it down e-mail me and I will be glad to help.

Logan County Burgers
(from The Comfort Table by Katie Lee)
1 pound ground beef (85 percent lean)
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 medium yellow onion, half grated, the other half thinly sliced
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
12 slices white bread
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
12 slices American cheese, optional
1. In a medium bowl, combine the beef, egg, grated onion, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until combined.
2. Form into 6 thin patties. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.
3. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the burgers about 3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Drain the grease from the skillet.
4. In the same skillet, place six slices of bread, butter side down. Top each with a slice of cheese, if desired, some onions and a burger. Top with remaining slices of cheese, if using, and bread, butter side up.
Serves 6

Burger Club Guidelines:

-Make the Logan County burger, blog about it with your rating and other thoughts on it, link to me and let me know by e-mail cinnamonyspice@gmail.com or by adding your link to the MckLinky below by midnight on May 20th.

The ratings are based on a four-star rating:

1 Star = Didn’t like and wouldn’t make again.

2 Stars = Liked but wouldn’t make again.

3 Stars = Liked and will make again.

4 Stars = Loved! Will make often.

-I will average out the ratings to give it one singular rating and also include a round-up of your burger and ratings.

-Join in as often as you like.

Katie Lee's Award Winning Logan County 'Grilled Cheese' Burger


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