I grilled some hamburger patties with gruyere on top. I also made a bunch of grilled cheese sandwiches on our panini grill with sharp cheddar. I then put the hamburger in between two grilled cheese sandwiches with some arugula, ranch dressing, spicy brown mustard, and caramelized onions. (I don’t recommend ketchup on this one; my husband tried it and ended up feeling like he was eating a meatloaf sandwich, but if that’s the taste you want, go for it!) He also added extra arugula. Here’s a picture of his half.
We obviously weren’t going for healthy with this meal, but we were blown away by the taste. Our kids loved it, too. In fact, my oldest daughter asked me last night if we could make the grilled cheese hamburgers again. I told her that they were a once-in-a-lifetime meal. Well, maybe once a year. My husband said that if I started making them more often, he’d know I was trying to kill him. By my guess, these are at least 1,000 calories, or more. And we left off the bacon!
To see the original recipe, which includes bacon, click here.