Part of living on a ranch means that it take several hours to get to town and there isn’t much time to get everything done. So when it’s time to eat we usually have to settle for something quick and easy. If my husband is driving this usually means In-N-Out, the place my husband could eat three times a day and be perfectly content. But during our last trip to Mesa, I managed to be the one behind the wheel we tried something new. Freddy’s Steakburger. Ever heard of it? No? I’m the only one who has never had one of there amazing steakburgers? I still can’t believe that no one has ever told me about this place! It was soooo good! I actually ate my entire burger instead of leaving half of it for my husband to finish.
The only problem with a Freddy’s steakburger is that the closest one is three hours away. A little to far to just run over and pick one up so I decided to see if I could make one at home. According the research that I have done a steakburger is made of ground chuck, flattened to a thin patty, sprinkled with salt and pepper, then pan fried so the outside is crispy on the outside, the added to the bun with nothing more than mustard as a topping. Easy and tasty!
Want to know the best thing about the steakburger? My incredibly picky eater even finished hers! Normally it’s a battle of the wills to get her to eat anything that doesn’t resemble toast or chocolate chip cookies. She is a master of hiding food in her cheeks, in furniture, giving her plate to the dog or playing sick so she does not have to eat. So when she gobbled down her steakburger without any complaints I knew we had a winner.
if you cannot find ground chuck in your supermarket ask the butcher to grind up a roast for you. Most are willing to do this and I promise the little extra effort is worth it.
Steakburger Copy Cat:
2 pounds ground chuck, this will make about six patties
salt and pepper to taste
sliced cheddar cheese
12 texas toast, buttered on one end
To make the Steakburger:
- Divide the ground chuck into 6 equal portions. Line to salad plates with wax paper and use to flatten the portions into thin patties. Season with salt and pepper.
- Heat a cast iron pan over medium-low heat. once pan is hot add the steakburgers to the pan and cook for four minutes or until crispy but not burnt. Flip steakburger over, to with cheese and cook for three-four minutes until second side is crispy and meat is cooked through.
- While the steakburger is cooking butter one side of the Texas toast and place butter side down on a griddle and toast until golden brown. Remove from griddle and add mustard to the untoasted side.
- Once steakburger is done cooking, on top of a slice of Texas toast, then top with anther slice of Texas toast and serve.