Now I know what you’re thinking, “I thought she was a health nut.” And “Did she lie about that whole salad thing?” To that I say: everything in moderation. Plus, I looooooove cheeseburgers. They happen to be one of my top 5 favorite meals.
I love this recipe so much that I had to share it. It’s super quick and easy. You can make enough sandwiches for an army! Or a bunch of hungry kids. Honestly, I’ve made this so much, I don’t measure anymore, I just throw everything together and adjust until it tastes right.
Here’s what you need: (serves 4)
1 pound Ground beef (I prefer grass fed… Yep, there’s that health nut)
2 slices of cheese (shredded would work)
Hoagie buns (any bread will do though)
1/4 c Ketchup
2 tsp. Mustard
1 Garlic clove
Tomatoes (optional garnish)
Dill relish (optional garnish)
Here’s what you do:
1. Brown the beef and strain.
2. Add ketchup, mustard, cheese, and garlic. All at once.
Think that’s too much garlic? Nope. It’s never too much garlic.
3. Mix and let it simmer.
Don’t forget to taste as you go. If there’s any pro chef cooking tip that I’ve ALWAYS followed, it’s that you must taste as you go. If you don’t, how do you know when it’s not enough garlic??
4. Put a 1/2 slice of cheese on each hoagie and then load them up with that meaty goodness. Then put them in a cake pan.
5. Bake for 15 min at 350.
You don’t have to bake them, but it makes the bread nice and toasty and melts the cheese on the sandwiches. In other words, it adds more awesome yummy goodness.
Sometimes I’ll put tomatoes or relish on my sandwich, but they’re good right out of the oven too.
This meal is VERY popular with my kids. Logan ate 2 oversized open-faced sandwiches!
This meal is so quick, you can still make it for dinner tonight!