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Deluxe Spicy Burgers with Cheese Sauce

Deluxe Spicy Burger with Cheese Sauce

I love spicy food. I just do. I’m the person who puts dried hot pepper flakes on food instead of salt and pepper. These burgers are definitely spicy!

The cheese sauce is a great addition to the burger and helps temper the spice in the burger. I’ve never been a “mayo-on-my-sandwich” fan. Anytime I can put a different kind of sauce on my burger or sandwich is a good time! To honor this yummy cheese sauce, check out “The Frim Fram Sauce” performed by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, a great duo!

 
Deluxe Spicy Burgers with Cheese Sauce

Yield: 3 Burgers

Serving Size: 1 Burger

Ingredients

    BURGERS
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon molasses
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Dash garlic powder
  • Dash onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon allspice
  • ¾ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 strips of bacon, cooked and cut in half to make 6 pieces
  • 3 hamburger buns
  • GARNISH
  • 1 recipe of cheese sauce (below)
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 roma tomato, sliced
  • CHEESE SAUCE
  • 1 teaspoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup milk, warmed for a minute in microwave

Instructions

    BURGERS
  1. Combine all ingredients except Worcestershire sauce, bacon, and buns. Mix thoroughly into ground beef. Divide ground beef into thirds and make three patties. Place on hot pan over medium high heat.
  2. Make a little well in the middle of each patty and put ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce in each well. Cover with a lid. Turn a couple of times until cooked.
  3. Spread cheese sauce on both sides of each bun. Layer sliced tomatoes and fresh spinach over cheese sauce on each top bun. Put burgers over cheese sauce on each bottom bun. Put 2 pieces of bacon on top of each burger. Top each burger with the top bun and serve.
  4. CHEESE SAUCE
  5. Toss grated cheese with flour, corn starch, and cayenne pepper.
  6. Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. Add flour coated cheese and stir until blended. With pan still over medium heat, slowly add warm milk, whisking ingredients together and continue to whisk until thickened. It will start to separate then combine to a smooth consistency.
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About Jillaine: As a professional jazz singer who also studies law, savoring daily nosh with family refreshes me. You are invited to my table to try great food, hear tasty music, and join in upbeat conversation!

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