It is no secret how much I love burgers. This Classic Diner Burger is the burger that started it all back when I was a child. A juicy…some would say greasy…cheeseburger slathered with thousand island dressing that runs down your arm…..
The kind of burger that comes wrapped in white paper with french fries and a chocolate shake! Yes, I am old enough to remember Bob’s Big Boy. I loved eating there when I was growing up. Then in college, the Bob’s Big Boy in town was torn down to make room for a bookstore. It was okay though, I had the “Theresa Burger” at Marie Callenders. Theresa was the head cook when I started working there, and boy did she make an awesome burger!!
Sadly, Theresa left for a better job. The cute little diners slowly disappeared and were replaced by large corporate chains, and barbecue bacon cheeseburgers kind of took over.
28 a few years, and now I can make my own! Grass-fed ground beef, homemade hamburger buns, and my very own Thousand Island Dressing bring back fond memories of when food was real and and not processed beyond recognition. No, I am not oblivious to the fact that the buns were “toasted” on the same grill that the burgers were cooked on. I never claimed that burgers are health food, just that they can be made with healthier ingredients!
I have been planning to post this burger for quite a while now. Then when I looked at the calender and saw that today was Patriot Day, it just seemed perfect. What could be more American than a big ‘ol cheeseburger, some freedom fries, and chocolate shake.
Classic Diner Burger
|Prep time||10 minutes|
|Cook time||15 minutes|
|Total time||25 minutes|
|Meal type||Main Course|
- 1 1/2 pounds grass-fed 85% ground beef
- sea salt & fresh ground pepper (to taste)
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- lettuce, tomato, onions, pickles
- Thousand Island dressing
- 4 fresh hamburger buns (toasted)
This recipe will be partying at these link parties!