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Sourdough Cheeseburgers

 Sourdough Cheeseburgers
Here's a mouthwatering cheeseburger that's easy and quick. I came up with it one night when I realized I'd run out of hamburger buns. My husband loved the tang and toasty crunch of the sour-dough bread.—Michelle Dommel, Quakertown, Pennsylvania
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey or beef
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  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 small onion, sliced and separated into rings
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 4 slices sourdough bread
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese


  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup and relish; cover
  • and refrigerate.
  • Shape beef into two oval patties. In a large skillet, cook burgers
  • over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat
  • thermometer reads 160°. Season with salt and pepper; remove and
  • keep warm. In the same skillet, saute onion in 1 tablespoon butter
  • until tender. Remove and keep warm.
  • Using 2 tablespoons butter, butter one side of each slice of bread.
  • Melt remaining butter in the skillet. Place bread, buttered side up,
  • in the skillet; cook for 2-3 minutes or until golden brown. Turn;
  • top two of the bread slices with the cheese. Cook 2 minutes longer
  • or until cheese is melted.
  • To serve, place toast cheese side up on a plate. Top with a burger,

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Sourdough Cheeseburgers (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • relish mixture, onion and remaining toast. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 burger equals 969 calories, 68 g fat (32 g saturated fat), 193 mg cholesterol, 982 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 43 g protein.
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