Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins
This recipe came from my father and he always prepares it for my birthday. It can take alot of counter space, however if you don't have it to spare-try doing one burger at a time. Make sure you brown the burgers hot and then significantly reduce the heat to seal in the flavor. The tomato sauce is great with french fries as well!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 cups tomato sauce
- 16 ounces sliced American cheese
- 8 ounces of hamburger sliced dill pickles
- 1 medium onion, sliced (optional)
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 6 -8 hamburger buns
- Take the ground beef and separate into 1 ounce to 1.5 ounce balls. Flatten each ball between waxed paper until pizza crust thin. Set aside. If using onion-slice thinly. Fold american cheese and separate each slice into 4 equal squares. Take one piece of flattened ground beef-remove top layer of wax paper. Pile 2 squares of cheese, 2 pickles, and 2 onion slices if prefered. Place another flattened ground beef section on top with paper removerd. Seal edges so that everything is closed inside. Make sure there is no cheese, onion or pickle showing. Place in skillet and remove last layer of wax paper. Repeat until all meat is used. Brown both sides of the burger on high heat and then reduce to simmer. Add tomato sauce, worchestireshire sauce, garlic and black pepper. Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Sear bun or toast to preference. Serve in traditional hamburger style.
Yum, Yum, Yum! These are surprise burgers, not only due to the filling but also because my kids were skeptical until they had their first bites. Even my "no melted cheese" eater gobbled it up. I used 2 lbs ground beef, which made 8 burgers for me, adding 3 squares of cheese and 3 pickles. I diced the onion at the request of my DD. I didn't have the stove top to spare, so I seared 3 burgers at a time and transferred them to a 9 x 13 dish and finished them in the oven at 350 for 25 minutes. Thank you for posting!