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Star-Spangled Cheeseburgers

Star-Spangled CheeseburgersShow your patriotic spirit when you transform all-American hamburgers into star-spangled cheeseburgers. Serve with old-fashioned potato salad and freshly-squeezed lemonade.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 pounds 85% lean ground beef
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup honey mustard
8 slices American cheese
8 hamburger buns, split
Romaine lettuce, tomato slices

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine mayonnaise and mustard. Cut star shapes from cheese with cookie cutter.
  2. Lightly shape ground beef into eight 1/2-inch thick patties. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 11 to 13 minutes to medium (160°F or 70°C) doneness, until not pink in center and juices show no pink color, turning occasionally. Season with salt and pepper after turning. About 1 minute before burgers are done, top with cheese stars.
  3. Serve in buns with sauce, lettuce and tomato.

Makes 8 servings.

Recipe and photograph are courtesy of The Cattlemen's Beef Board.