Sourdough Cheeseburgers

Sourdough Cheeseburgers

  • 3 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese

In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup and relish; cover and refrigerate.

Shape beef into two oval patties. In a large skillet, cook burgers over medium heat for 4 to 5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160 degrees. Season with salt and pepper; remove and keep warm. In the same skillet, saute onion in 1 tablespoon butter until tender. Remove and keep warm.

Using 2 tablespoons butter, butter one side of each slice of bread. Melt remaining butter in the skillet. Place bread, buttered side up, in the skillet; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Turn; top two of the bread slices with the cheese. Cook 2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

To serve, place toast, cheese side up, on a plate. Top with a burger, relish mixture, onion and remaining toast. Yield: 2 servings.

(Recipe courtesy of "Down Home Cooking for 1 or 2")

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