Katie Lee’s Award Winning ‘Grilled Cheese’ Burgers

Award Winning Grilled Cheese Burgers

On the menu next for the Blogger Burger Club is Katie Lee’s 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’s 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 and an absolute must.

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 be head over heels in love with 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’m having another for dinner tonight. I can’t help it. They’re just dreamy.

I could eat one every day.

Award Winning 'Grilled Cheese' Burgers
Award Winning 'Grilled Cheese' Burgers
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 burgers
A thin, juicy burger patty trapped between buttery, toasted bread and ooey-gooey, molten cheese.
  • 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 with a fork until combined.
  2. Form into 6 thin patties.
  3. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. When the bottom slice is toasted, carefully turn them over to toast the other side.
  7. Slice in half to serve.
Adapted from The Comfort Table

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  1. BeadedTail says

    Well now, that looks like a fabulous idea for a burger! And I agree, cheese is not optional!Hugs to Moon!

  2. Jenn says

    Hopefully I'll get to try this before I leave for the Philippines. Grilled cheese and burgers are a match made in heaven.

  3. Sara says

    Oh my gosh, this looks fantastically delicious!! Grilled cheese combined with a burger = awesome. :)

  4. Debbi Does Dinner He says

    Count me in again. This looks great, I'll make them in the next week or two, thanks!

  5. Pegasuslegend says

    Well if there was ever a time I would eat a hamburger this would be it looks wonderful!

  6. Kim says

    The buttery, toasted bread is calling my name Reeni! This looks delicious. I'm definitely going to try to play along this month:D P.S. I love Katie Lee. (Much better than Padma) I wish she were still hosting Top Chef. I haven't ever had a chance to look through one of her cookbooks, but I would definitely like to check one out.

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