One of America’s Favorites – Cheeseburger

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Cheeseburger

A cheeseburger is a hamburger topped with cheese. Traditionally, the slice of cheese is placed on top of the meat patty, but the burger can include many variations in structure, ingredients, and composition. The cheese is normally added to the cooking hamburger patty shortly before serving, which allows the cheese to melt. As with other hamburgers, a cheeseburger may include toppings, such as lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, or bacon.

In fast food restaurants, the cheese used is normally processed cheese, but other cheeses may be used instead, such as cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella, blue cheese, and pepper jack. Also, in rare cases, spinach and olives are added.

 

By the late nineteenth century, the opening of the vast grasslands of the Great Plains to cattle ranching had made it possible for every American to enjoy beef almost daily. Hamburger was one of the cheapest way for even the poorest of Americans to eat beef.

Adding cheese to hamburgers became popular in the late-1920s to mid-1930s, and there are several competing

A cheddar-stuffed cheeseburger

claims as to who created the first cheeseburger. Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have introduced the cheeseburger in 1926 at the age of 16 when he was working as a fry cook at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, “The Rite Spot”, and “experimentally dropped a slab of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger.”

An early example of the cheeseburger appearing on a menu is a 1928 menu for the Los Angeles restaurant O’Dell’s which listed a cheeseburger smothered with chili for 25 cents.

Other restaurants also claim to have invented the cheeseburger. For example, Kaelin’s Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, said it invented the cheeseburger in 1934. One year later, a trademark for the name “cheeseburger” was awarded to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In in Denver, Colorado. According to Steak ‘n Shake archives, the restaurant’s founder, Gus Belt, applied for a trademark on the word in the 1930s. Another example of the hamburger invention. “The history of the hamburger appears to be divided into two aspects: the American-type hamburger, with which most people are familiar, and the idea of the hamburger from Hamburg, Germany. The essential difference is in the name and sandwich. Hamburgers may have been inspired in the German city with the profusion of beef from cows in the country terrain. Given the lack of refrigeration, the meat had to be cooked immediately, and the Hamburg beef patties became popular.

The largest cheeseburger ever made in the world weighed 2,014 pounds, “60 pounds of bacon, 50 pounds of lettuce, 50 pounds of sliced onions, 40 pounds of pickles, and 40 pounds of cheese.” The record was broken by Minnesota’s Black Bear Casino breaking the previous Cheeseburger record 881 pounds.

In the United States, National Cheeseburger Day is celebrated annually on 18 September.

 

The ingredients used to create cheeseburgers follow similar patterns found in the regional variations of hamburgers. First start with the beef ground chuck would make the best tasting burger to make it even better and healthier use grass fed grass finish beef. Popular regional toppings include bacon, avocado or guacamole, sliced sautéed mushrooms or onions, cheese sauce and/or chili. Less common ingredients include egg, feta cheese, salsa, jalapeños, and other kinds of chili peppers, anchovies, slices of ham, mustard, gyros meat, or bologna, horseradish, sauerkraut, pastrami or teriyaki-seasoned beef, tartar sauce, french fries, onion rings, potato chips, a pat of butter, pineapple, and tofu.

A cheeseburger may have more than one hamburger patty and more than one slice of cheese. A stack of two patties is called a double cheeseburger; a triple cheeseburger has three, and a quadruple has four. Some cheeseburgers are prepared with the cheese enclosed within the ground beef, rather than on top. This is sometimes known as a Jucy Lucy.

 

One of America’s Favorites – The Cheeseburger

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Cheeseburger

Cheeseburger

A cheeseburger is a hamburger topped with cheese. Traditionally, the slice of cheese is placed on top of the meat patty, but the burger can include many variations in structure, ingredients, and composition. The term itself is a portmanteau of “cheese” and “hamburger.” The cheese is normally added to the cooking hamburger patty shortly before the patty is entirely cooked which allows the cheese to melt. Cheeseburgers are often served with lettuce, tomato, onion, pickles, mustard, mayonnaise, ketchup, and sometimes bacon.

In fast food restaurants, the cheese used is normally processed cheese, but there are variations, such as cheddar, Swiss, mozzarella, blue cheese and pepper jack. When cheese is added to a burger the nutritional value of the burger can be altered substantially. For example, a slice of cheddar cheese can add 113 calories and 4.5 grams of saturated fat to a burger. Other types and amounts of cheese would have varied effects, depending on their nutritional content.

 
Adding cheese to hamburgers became popular in the late-1920s to mid-1930s, and there are several competing claims as to who created the first cheeseburger. Lionel Sternberger is reputed to have introduced the cheeseburger in 1926 at the age of 16 when he was working as a fry cook at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop, “The Rite Spot,” and “experimentally dropped a slab of American cheese on a sizzling hamburger.”

An early example of the cheeseburger appearing on a menu is a 1928 menu for the Los Angeles restaurant O’Dell’s which listed a cheeseburger smothered with chili for 25 cents.

Other restaurants say they invented the cheeseburger. For example, Kaelin’s Restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, said it invented the cheeseburger in 1934. One year later, a trademark for the name “cheeseburger” was awarded to Louis Ballast of the Humpty Dumpty Drive-In in Denver, Colorado. According to Steak ‘n Shake archives, the restaurant’s founder, Gus Belt, applied for a trademark on the word in the 1930s.

 

 

A cheddar-stuffed cheeseburger

A cheddar-stuffed cheeseburger

The ingredients used to create cheeseburgers follow similar patterns found in the regional variations of hamburgers. Popular regional toppings include bacon, avocado or guacamole, sliced sautéed mushrooms or onions, cheese sauce and/or chili. Less common ingredients include egg, feta cheese, salsa, jalapeños and other kinds of chili peppers, anchovies, slices of ham, mustard, gyros meat, or bologna, horseradish, sauerkraut, pastrami or teriyaki-seasoned beef, tartar sauce, french fries, onion rings, potato chips, a pat of butter, pineapple and tofu.

A cheeseburger may have more than one hamburger patty and more than one slice of cheese. A stack of two patties is called a double cheeseburger; a triple cheeseburger has three, and a quadruple has four. Some cheeseburgers are prepared with the cheese enclosed within the ground beef, rather than on top. This is sometimes known as a Jucy Lucy.

 

Step Up Your Tailgating Game with These 10 Recipes

November 17, 2013 at 10:35 AM | Posted in Delish | Leave a comment
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Here’s some recipes and ideas to Step Up Your Tailgating Game with 10 Recipes! Another good one on the Delish web site. The link is at the bottom of the post.

 

Delish
Step Up Your Tailgating Game with These 10 Recipes
The game is on and you need crowd-pleasing tailgating grub. Look no further. Food & Wine has lined up 10 winning bites that will score a taste touchdown by going just a bit more gourmet than the standard pre-game fare.

For more game-day snacks try these cheesy nachos, wicked wings, or brilliant burgers.

 

 
Double Cheeseburgers, Los-Angeles Style

Roy Choi‘s burgers look like the American classic, but get an Asian twist with toasted sesame seeds in the mayo and fresh shiso leaves on top of the lettuce…..

 

 
Bacon-and-Egg Pizza

This over-the-top breakfast pizza features crisp bacon, custardy scrambled eggs, and two cheeses — Brie and mozzarella. It’s a perfect snack for the first game of the day….

 

 
* Click the link below to get all the recipes. *

 

http://www.delish.com/entertaining-ideas/party-ideas/step-up-your-tailgating-game?src=nl&mag=del&list=nl_dnl_fot_non_110613_tailgating-game#slide-1

Buffalo Cheese Burger w/ Baked Fries

August 30, 2013 at 5:39 PM | Posted in Healthy Life Whole Grain Breads, Ore - Ida, Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Buffalo Cheese Burger w/ Baked FriesBuffalo Cheese Burger 007

 

 

 
Late afternoon a friend of mine meet me over at a place here in West Chester, Union Square. They had the The Union Centre Food Truck Rally going on all day there. It was a fund-raiser for the Boys and Girls Clubs here in Butler County. Seemed to be a good turnout as the vendors we talked to said it had been steady all day. There was about 11 Food Trucks and a few vendors that were cooking from a tent. Didn’t stay long though, just too humid out. A passing shower made it worse. For dinner tonight a simple but one of my all-time dinner classics, Buffalo Cheese Burger w/ Baked Fries!

 

 

I used my favorite Buffalo Burger, Wild Idea Buffalo 1/4 Buffalo Burger. I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Sea Salt and Black Peppercorn. I then pan fried it in Canola Oil about 3 1/2 minutes per side. Buffalo gets done rather quickly due to it’s so lean. I topped it with a slice of Sargento Ultra Thin Sharp Cheddar Cheese and served it on a Healthy Life Whole Grain Bun.

 

 

For a side with my Cheese Burger I baked some Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style Fries. Tried these for the first time earlier and really like them. Served these with a side of Hunt’s Ketchup for dipping. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 

Wild Idea Buffalo Burgerswild Idea Burgers
4 – 1/4-Lb Buffalo Burgers
Prepare for a whole new level of burger. Conveniently pre-made into one-quarter pound patties that are ever so grillable. Dinner ready. Each pack is 1 pound with 4 – 1/4 Lb patties.

 

 

http://buy.wildideabuffalo.com/collections/a-la-carte/products/4-1-4-lb-ready-made-buffalo-burgers-1-lb-pack

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ore Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style FriesOre Ida Simply

You can take the potatoes out of the country.
But you can’t take the country out of our delicious Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries. Simple ingredients like potatoes, olive oil and sea salt – simply prepared. That’s Ore-Ida style.
Ore-Ida Simply Cracked Black Pepper and Sea Salt Country Style French Fries:
* French fried potatoes seasoned with cracked black pepper, olive oil and sea salt
* All natural
* Made with Grade A potatoes
* 0 grams trans fat per serving
* Gluten free
* Kosher
SERVING SIZE: 84g
CALS 130
FAT 4 1/2g
SODIUM 290mg
CARBS 22g

 
http://www.oreida.com/en/Products/S/Simply-Olive-Oil-and-Sea-Salt-Country-Style-Fries#.UhecmRvOk20

WENDY’S NEW PRETZEL BACON CHEESEBURGER COMES OUT TODAY

June 25, 2013 at 9:32 AM | Posted in Food | 1 Comment
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A new burger’s coming to town with buns blazing.Wendys

In a twist of events, fast-food chain Wendy’s launched their long-rumored Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger, a premium burger served on a toasted pretzel bun, today. The $4.69 burger includes cheddar cheese, thick-sliced bacon and smoky honey mustard sauce and is sandwiched between a pretzel bun.

Hailed as “the ultimate mash-up of three American loves: pretzel, bacon and cheeseburger” by Craig Bahner, Wendy’s chief marketing officer, the burger performed very well in recent market tests. The burger should be at all locations within a few weeks, and if successful may become a permanent addition to the menu.

 

 
http://www.kitchendaily.com/read/fast-food-wendys-launches-new-pretzel-bacon-cheeseburger

Velveeta Cheesy Skillet Nacho Supreme w/…

August 24, 2011 at 5:31 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Food, ground turkey | Leave a comment
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Velveeta Cheesy Skillet Nacho Supreme w/…

Today’s Menu: Velveeta Cheesy Skillet Nacho Supreme w/ Tostio’s Scoops

Tried another of the Kraft/Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Dinner Kits. They have different kinds and I tried the Nacho Supreme this time. This dinner kit includes: Pasta, Velveeta Cheese Sauce, Salsa and Seasoning Pack. All I had to do was add the water and 1lb. of Ground Turkey. It’s ready in about 20 minutes. I’ll leave the instructions at the end of the post. It’s 360 calories and 31 carbs but that’s your complete meal. I had a side of Tostio’s Whole Grain Scoops. When you get the chance try the new Velveeta Cheesy Skillet Dinners, the Nacho Supreme is as good as the Ultimate Cheeseburger, both are delicious. Both call for using Hamburger but I substituted the Hamburger with Lean Ground Turkey for both dinner kits.

Ingredients:
* 1 LB. Ground Beef or Ground Turkey
* Cups Water
* Nacho Chips (Optional)
* 1 Velveeta Cheesy Skillets Dinner Kit/Nacho Supreme

Instructions:
* Brown 1 LB. Ground Turkey in large skillet. Drain
* Add 2 cups water, seasoning and pasta. Bring to a boil. Reduce Heat.
* Cover, Simmer and stir often until most of water is gone about 9-11 minutes. Remove from heat.
* Add Cheese from Velveeta Cheese Pouch and Salsa Pouch. Stir in Cheese Sauce and serve!
* You can add Nacho Chips as a side or crumble some chips and add them to the mixture

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