Wednesday, December 3, 2008

man burgers

jake loves these. he really likes the name. he'll kill me for saying this, but he believes he has chest hair. he is NINE YEARS OLD.

i made these one night when i didn't know what to make for dinner. as i stood staring at the fridge, door open, i had an epiphany. and i threw this together. i called them man burgers, because hello, it's total man food. and i knew jake would like them just because of the name.

man burgers

*1 lb. lean ground beef
*2 pkgs. onion gravy mix
*4 slices Texas toast
*4 slices cheese, your favorite kind
*2 T butter, softened and divided
*garlic powder or salt

shape the ground beef into 4 patties. you can add breadcrumbs and egg, dry onion soup mix, or chopped onions if you'd like. season and cook the patties over medium heat in a large skillet. while the patties are cooking, prepare the gravy according to package directions. keep the gravy warm while the burgers are cooking. prepare the texas toast by spreading each slice with 1/2 T. butter and sprinkling with garlic salt or powder. broil the texas toast in your oven until it's toasty and brown, about 1-3 mins depending on your broiler settings.

(PLEASE USE YOUR TIMER or some other mechanism to remind you have BREAD UNDER THE BROILER!! otherwise, you will need 8 slices of texas toast. 4 to burn to a crisp and 4 to actually serve with your man burgers.)

when the burgers are cooked, top with a slice of cheese and let melt slightly. assemble the man burgers as an open faced sandwich: texas toast on the bottom, topped with a burger, smothered in gravy. serve with tater tots or mashed potatoes for the perfect man meal.

my husband and son like cheese tots with this. super healthy, right?? hey, i use LEAN ground beef.


Bridge said...

Only man burgers could make me laugh tonight.

Stacey Irwin said...

MAN BURGERS!!!! that is awesome! I will have to try out the man burger and see if it will be a hit. That name is just funny.