Paula Deen's Bo Burger

"These burgers take a little more time than regular ones, but they are so worth it! I saw Paula Deen make this on TV and they just made my mouth water...and I'm not really that fond of hamburgers. ;-) But these are so juicy and wonderful...I hope you enjoy! Note: These took a little longer to make than the suggested 8-10 minutes per side, but I used 2 lbs of beef for really BIG burgers and I also used my electric skillet, so maybe that made a difference too."
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  • In a large bowl, season the ground beef with salt and pepper.
  • Add 1/2 c cold water and mix by hand until meat has absorbed all the water (the water keeps the burgers moist and juicy).
  • Shape into 4 patties.
  • Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Spray the skillet with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Add the burgers and cook to desired temperature, about 8-10 minutes per side for medium-well.
  • Remove the burgers from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the onion slices to the same skillet and cook until golden brown on both sides, being careful to keep them in whole slices; it should take about 3 minutes per side.
  • Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Crack the eggs into the same skillet and cook until the yolk is not runny. Carefully remove from pan.
  • Lay the bottom of the 4 hamburger buns on a flat surface.
  • Top each bun with a burger.
  • Top the burgers with 1 egg, onion slice, 1 slice of cheese and then the top bun.
  • Lightly press the sandwich together with your hand.
  • Place the sandwiches into the pan and cook for 1 minute on each side to griddle the buns.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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  1. These were great. I didn't prepare them, Hubby did while I went on a bike ride. The only thing different was we used chedder cheese slices, not sure how much that would change things? Still GREAT burger.
  2. These burgers are great! The first time I made them i was sure I was ruining my hamburger...after all who adds water to their hamburg meat specially since I had splurged and was using ground sirloin..well that was a year ago and have not made them without since...wonderful juicy burger!


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