- 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")