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You can have this burger almost any way you want it as well.

This is the way a hamburger used to look. Fresh tomatoes, a fresh slice of onion, juicy meat and great cheese. I wish we had one of these places in my town, but now I can duplicate it at home and pass on the piece of leather that is slathered with ketchup and some chopped white stuff that used to be some kind of onion that has been in a pan all day waiting for me to order a "burger". A burger wrapped in a piece of paper so tightly that it has been squeezed into one solid mass of who knows what.

This is a recipe for making what I believe is the best fast food hamburger in the world. The secret to duplicating this and other fast-food burgers is getting the beef patties real thin...about 1/4 inch-thick. If you like, you can press the beef thin onto wax paper and freeze the patties ahead of time. This makes them easier to work with on the hot pan. Enjoy!


INGREDIENTS: Makes on hamburger
•    1 plain hamburger bun
•    1/3 pound ground beef
•    Dash salt
•    1 tablespoon Kraft Thousand Island dressing
•    1 large tomato slice (or 2 small slices)
•    1 large lettuce leaf
•    4 slices American cheese (Singles) or 2 slices real American cheese
•    1 whole onion slice (sliced thin)


1.   Preheat a frying pan over medium heat.
2.   Lightly toast the both halves of the hamburger bun, face down in the pan. Set aside.
3.   Separate the beef into two even portions, and form each half into a thin patty slightly
      larger than the bun.
4.   Lightly salt each patty and cook for 2-3 minutes on the first side.
5.   Flip the patties over and immediately place two slices of cheese on each one. Cook for
      2-3 minutes.
6.   Assemble the burger in the following stacking order from the bottom up:
               bottom bun
               beef patty with cheese
               onion slice
               beef patty with cheese
               top bun.

Makes one great hamburger. 

Now that you have a recipe,  you are allowed to dress the burger as you like.  Change the cheese to your
liking,  like Swiss or Provalone.  Use Heirloom tomatoes if you can afford them.  Add a few pickled
Jalapeño slices.  Use either white or red onion. Use iceberg,  butter or red lettuce.  No matter what you
do,  you are still going to have a great hamburger.

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