Every once in awhile, you just need to indulge in a really good burger, one that doesn't skimp on the good stuff. Some of our favorites include one with bacon and blue cheese at a local restaurant, and the one of the best ever, the Paddock Burger at the Paddock Club in Elkhart Lake (it has short ribs on it, baby!!).
Anyway, we have burgers in the summer rather often - sometimes too often, but it's nice to light the grill when it's chilly out, too. Last night we tried a recipe from the pile I've been collecting for the past 10 years - we grab a few when we're meal planning, and then either keep to toss based on the family's ratings. The photo doesn't do them justice at ALL, but they were pretty tasty, and we'll be trying them again.
English Cheddar Burgers
1 c. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (4 oz.) - we used Cabot Seriously Sharp
2 tbsp. onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp. steak sauce - we used A1
6 basic A1 burgers (1-1/2 lb. ground beef mixed with 1/4 c. steak sauce)
6 English muffins, split, toasted (optionally buttered)
Combine cheese, onion, garlic and steak sauce. Grill burgers to your liking. Spread 2 tbsp. over each cooked patty, and broil to melt cheese. Serve on English muffins.
*Note: We felt like we wanted a little more cheese flavor, so we added a little more to the burgers afterward - I'd either add some sliced cheese, or increase the amount in the topping.