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Mac 'n Cheese Burger

One of my all time favorite comfort foods is macaroni and cheese. One of America's favorite foods is the burger, so by pairing them together it should make a doubly special American classic!


1 cup salad macaroni
3 tablespoons butter, divided
2 eggs, divided
3 ounces (3/8 cup) evaporated milk
1 teaspoon hot sauce
4 teaspoons grill seasoning, divided
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
6 ounces (approx. 3/4 cup) sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1/2 pounds ground chuck
1 tablespoon yellow mustard, plus additional for a condiment
3/4 cup plain bread crumbs, divided
6 slices cheddar cheese
6 hamburger buns


Over high heat, bring a pot of water to a boil on the grill. Cook the macaroni for 8-10 minutes or until al dente. Drain the macaroni and return it to the hot pot. (Do not put the pot back on the grill.) Add 2 tablespoons of the butter and let it melt. While the butter is melting, whisk together 1 of the eggs, milk, hot sauce, 1 teaspoon of the grill seasoning, and dry mustard. Stir the mixture into the macaroni and add the shredded sharp cheddar cheese. Over low heat, stir the macaroni for about 3 minutes until all of the cheese has melted and it's creamy. Take the pot off of the heat and put a cover on it to keep it warm. Combine the ground chuck with the remaining egg, the remaining grill seasoning (3 teaspoons/1 tablespoon), mustard, 1/2 cup of the bread crumbs, and 1 cup of the prepared macaroni and cheese. Form into 6 patties. Place them on the grill over medium high heat and cook them for 3-5 minutes on each side, until desired doneness. While the burgers are cooking, place a small pan on the grill and melt the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter. Combine with the remaining 1/4 cup of bread crumbs and cook for a few minutes until the crumbs start to brown. Remove from the heat. When the burgers are ready to come off the grill, turn off the heat and place a slice of cheddar cheese on each burger. Once it has started to melt, remove it from the grill and place it on a bun. Top it with a spoonful of the remaining macaroni and cheese (approx. 1 tablespoon), sprinkle with the bread crumbs (approx. 1 teaspoon), and top with bun spread with mustard.