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Last Updated on June 8, 2020 by Lisa Johnson
There is nothing better than a juicy cheeseburger, slathered with homemade thousand island dressing, surrounded by crispy, grilled sourdough bread…..aka Frisco Burgers…..
Do I have your attention yet? It is kind of amazing to me how many of my favorite foods, including these Frisco Burgers, are from the “original” Marie Callender’s menu! Back in the day, they had the BEST burgers…anywhere. They used to grind their own meat, bake their own bread, make their own Thousand Island Dressing.
Then Don Callender sold the restaurant and everything went to hell! You guessed it, everything now arrives in jars and boxes on the back of a huge truck. It’s such a shame that corporations feel the need to do this, profit margins over quality. Even the pies are frozen and shipped to the restaurants 🙁 So yes, you may as well go to the frozen food aisle in your local grocery store to buy your pies…and they’re cheaper! Thankfully I took notes, and I can recreate all of my favorites at home! Okay, enough about that…are you ready to make some Frisco Burgers?
How to make Frisco Burgers:
Divide ground beef, and shape into ovals or rectangles based on the shape of your bread. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook in a large skillet…..
When second side of burger is almost cooked thru, place cheese slices on top of each patty and allow to melt…..
Butter one side of each slice of sourdough bread. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan, and place in a different skillet. Cook until golden brown. The cheese might stick to the bottom, don’t worry…..
Spread thousand island dressing on the non-grilled side of the sourdough bread, and place cheeseburger patty on top…..
Top each burger with lettuce, tomato and onion slices…..
Place second slice of sourdough on top, and serve…..
I served my Frisco Burgers with Baked Potato Wedges, and topped them with my very own Thousand Island Dressing.
More delicious burger recipes:
- Bistro Burger
- Classic Diner Burger
- California Burgers
- Santa Fe Burgers
- Cowboy Burgers
- Mexican Burgers with Queso Blanco
So delicious!! What’s your favorite type of burger?
- 1 ½ Pounds grass-fed 85% ground beef
- sea salt & fresh ground pepper
- 4 Slices cheese cheddar, jack, white American
- 8 Slices sourdough bread
- 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
- ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (that amount is a guess)
- ½ cup thousand island dressing
- tomato slices
- onion slices
- pickle slices optional
- Divide ground beef, and shape into ovals or rectangles based on the shape of your bread.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and cook in a large skillet.
- When second side of burger is almost cooked thru, place cheese slices on top of each patty and allow to melt.
- Butter one side of each slice of sourdough bread.
- Sprinkle with grated Parmesan, and place in a different skillet. Cook until golden brown. The cheese might stick to the bottom, don't worry.
- Spread thousand island dressing on the non-grilled side of the sourdough bread, and place cheeseburger patty on top.
- Top each burger with lettuce, tomato and onion slices.
- Place second slice of sourdough on top.
Oh wow… this burger looks SO good! 🙂 Can you send one over my way for lunch today? lol!
Awesome, Pinned! Thanks for linking up to MM ~ Paula @Callmepmc.com
Great Use of that amazing Sourdough Bread! Love it Animal Style! Thanks for sharing on Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!!!
Frisco Burgers are my fav! Love the thousand island dressing on them!
Thanks for linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!
Frisco burgers are my absolute favorite things to eat at Steak and Shake. I must try this recipe at home! Yum-o!!! Thanks for linking this up too!!!
Oh, and be sure to link up that sourdough bread once you have it posted. I would LOVE to learn how to make it!
I have been craving a burger and now I am dying to eat yours! Your rolls are gorgeous. I seriously want a bite or three. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.
Sourdough is the icing on the burger. Thanks for sharing.
I found this while searching for recipes, and love the pictures. Nicely done, and I’ll certainly give your recipe a try.
On a side note, I noticed in your bio (yep, some of us read those) that you’re a SOCAL native, so I was a bit surprised at the name for this burger. It’s pretty common knowledge in NORCAL that if you’re in San Francisco, calling it “Frisco” is pretty much fighting words. The locals take it quite seriously, and some even consider it an outright insult. Obviously, this is a bit silly to outsiders, but given the global nature of the web, I thought I would mention it as an aside.