Country Fair Burgers

My neighbors came over yesterday for a Memorial Day BBQ. I never thought I would be surprised by a burger recipe. Meg brought over the fixings for sandwich hamburgers, which she called "Country Fair Burgers."

Perhaps the most exciting thing about this recipe - other than its gooey deliciousness - is the fact that you probably have all the ingredients right now. Its quick and easy for dinner!


1 pound ground hamburger
1 medium yellow onion
1/2 T. garlic powder
1 t. sea salt
1 t. freshly ground pepper
1 egg, slightly beaten
12 slices white bread
12 slices american cheese
2-3 T. margarine or butter spread


Combine hamburger, garlic powder, salt, pepper and egg.
Take 1/2 of the onion and use a grater to grate into the burger mix. Reserve the other half.
Using your hands, combine above ingredients. Form into 6 thin burger patties (about 1/2 inch thick)

Slice remaining half of onion thinly and set aside.

In a fry pan over medium-high heat, cook burger patties about 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove from heat. Drain excess fat.

Butter each of the 12 bread slices. Take 6 slices and place, butter-side down into the fry pan. Now, add one cheese slice, a few sliced onions, a burger patty, the second cheese slice and top with the last bread slice, butter side up.

Cook on each side, flipping once, about 2 minutes on each side.

Slice in half and then imagine yourself with a big cone of cotton candy when you're done!

Don't you just love summer?

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