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Grilled Cheese Bun Burgers

My husband loves both my grilled cheese and my iron burgers, so I decided to combine them in this grilled cheese bun burger. He said it was the best meal he ever ate. —Lisa Allen, Joppa, Alabama
  • Total Time
    Prep: 35 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon liquid smoke, optional
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 16 slices process American cheese
  • 16 slices sandwich bread


  • In a large bowl, combine beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt, pepper and liquid smoke if desired, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Shape into four 4-in. square patties.
  • In a large nonstick skillet, cook burgers in oil over medium heat until a thermometer reads 160°, 4-5 minutes on each side. Remove and keep warm.
  • In the same skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 6-8 minutes. Remove and keep warm. Place cheese on 8 bread slices; top with remaining bread. Spread outsides of sandwiches with remaining 4 tablespoons butter.
  • In the same skillet, toast sandwiches over medium heat until golden brown and cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes on each side. Top 4 sandwiches with burgers and onions. Top with remaining sandwiches.
Nutrition Facts
1 sandwich: 900 calories, 50g fat (27g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 1954mg sodium, 56g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 3g fiber), 47g protein.
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  • amsm
    Jun 30, 2020

    My kids sure thought that these were fun! They love cheeseburgers AND grilled cheese, so these went over very well! I did think that this was a lot of bread, so I ate mine open faced and the kids each ate half. These were a tasty mash up!