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Craig's Chewy Gooey Blacken Ceeseburger

My wife watched the 2005 Build a Better Burger contest on TV and convinced me to enter this years contest. I'm not a professional, but I believe my burger has a good chance of winning. This burger was an attempt to satisfy a spicy, gooey, chewy, hearty craving that I could cook myself. This burger is a real treat for the taste buds and real simple to make. A warning though, this burger can cause addiction. This burger is a big hit with the guys and the gals. The unique texture and flavor goes well with a variety of side dishes and beverages, especially a good red wine or so my wife says. So give it a try and thank you for considering my recipe. Many Thanks Craig


1 loaf white or wheat deli French bread
1/8 cup chopped onion
2 slices velveeta cheese
1/3 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 teaspoon olive oil
12” X 12” aluminum foil


Preparation #1 cut off desired length of French bread #2 slice French bread in half #3 using palm of hand flatten bread halves as flat as possible #4 lightly coat aluminum foil with olive oil #5 place cheese on one cut side of bread #6 place chopped onion on top of cheese and cover with 2nd half of bread #7 place bread on aluminum foil and fold edges to form small pocket around bread #8 place on top rack of grill #9 press out beef patty ½ inch thick slightly larger then bread #10 coat both sides of beef patty with black pepper and gently rub in #11 place patty on grill to cook #12 when patty is fully cooked open aluminum packet and separate the halves and place the beef patty between the bread and reseal the aluminum foil. #13 leave the burger on the top rack of grill until cheese is completely melted (times varies with temperature and grill type.) #14 remove and enjoy


This burger is best as prepared. I like mine with a little mustard, but it goes well with any burger topping you like.