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Grilled Cheeseburger Sandwich
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Grilled Cheeseburger Sandwich combines a Quarter Pound Beef Patty with a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. I am sure many of you growing up would have used sliced bread as Burger Buns and may have prepared the Burgers like a Grilled Cheese too.

Burger Patties

Use the Burger Mixin below. This is also mentioned in the post How to make Burgers. It just creates a very flavorful patty with a nice texture. Use the below seasoning for each 1 lb. of Ground Beef.

Use a quarter pound of beef and shape into a patty. Press out the patty, thin and slightly larger than the sliced bread. Once these are shaped, place them on a baking sheet to freeze.

Quarter Pound Frozen Patties

Burger Mixin

Use for each 1 lb. of very cold Ground Beef and toss. Then Shape into Patties.

  • 1 tsp Beef Powder
  • 1/2 tsp MSG
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder

How to Make Burger Patties

Break apart the very cold Ground beef with your fingers gently to ensure that there are no large clumps of meat. Sprinkle the Burger Mixin over the meat (Beef Powder, MSG, Baking Powder) and stir the meat around, mixing gently.

You are not trying to mix it in. Instead, you are trying to evenly distribute the seasoning. Just turning the meat over and mixing gently is enough.

Weigh out 1/4 lb. and shape into burger patties with a hamburger press. Once formed, place on the baking sheet and press it down to make it thinner and spread out so that it is slightly larger than the bread slices. Place into the freezer to freeze.

Burger Seasoning

Use the Salt & Pepper seasoning below. This is a very good seasoning that works really well with Burgers. Once you have one side seared, seasoned it with the Salt & Pepper Blend. When the other side is done, flip the burger over to season the other side before removing from the pan.

Salt & Pepper Blend

Burger Seasoning

Season your burgers with this Salt & Pepper Blend.

  • 1 Tbl Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper

Sliced Bread

Slather on some Mayo on 2 slices of bread. This will be the outside that comes into contact with the pan or Panini Grill. Other specialty breads like Rye bread can also be used.

Spread mayo on 2 slices and then put those sides together stacked on top. Then, when it comes time to cook, just place the top slice into the pan, mayo side down, and start building the Burger.

Grilled Cheeseburger Toppings

Top these off with anything you like. In this recipe, the following toppings are used. Cheese Slice, Dill Pickles, Ketchup & Mustard along with rehydrated Onion Flakes.

Grilled Cheeseburger
Grilled Cheeseburger

Rehydrated Onion Flakes

Man does this ever give that McDonald’s taste to the burger, and it’s simple too. When you are about to place the onions on the burger, squeeze out all the liquids and break them apart again to top the burger.

Rehydrated Onion Flakes

Rehydrated Onions

To get that McDonald’s Taste. Rehydrate Onions with

  • 1/2 Tbl Dehydrated Onion Flakes
  • 1 Tbl Water

Once hydrated, squeeze the water out and top the Burgers.


To me, this makes all the difference in the world. It just has that taste that is really good anywhere you would normally use Ketchup.

Heinz Chili Sauce

Heinz Chili Sauce

Use Heinz Chili Sauce to get that Old Style McDonald’s Ketchup flavor. This is just exceptional, used in places where you would normally add ketchup and with a side of Fries.

Toasting the Bread

Once the burgers are cooked, add some water to the pan and place it back on the burner to deglaze the pan. This will clean the pan out and drop the heat. Dump out the water and rinse again before placing back on the heat and waiting a minute or so for the water to evaporate and heat up before you place the first bread slice in.

Toast them anywhere from 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until crisp to your liking. Some like it lightly toasted, while others like it heavily toasted.

These can also go into the Panini Grill to cook until crisp.

Grilled Cheeseburger Sandwich

Grilled Cheeseburger Sandwich

Quarter Pound Burger Patty and a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. To get that taste, use Dehydrated Onions & Heinz Chili Sauce for the ketchup. Build the Burger in the Pan and toast until crispy.
Servings: 2 Burgers
Prep10 minutes
Cook 15 minutes


  • 1 Skillet


  • 4 Slices Bread - with mayo spread on
  • As Needed Mayo - for brushing the outside of the bread
  • 2 Hamburger Patties - Quarter Pound each, Frozen
  • 2 Slices Cheese - American or Velveeta
  • 1/2 Tbl Onion Flakes - along with 1 Tbl of water to rehydrate
  • 12 Slices Dill Pickles
  • 5 Dollops Heinz Chili Sauce - or Ketchup
  • 3 Dollops Mustard

Hamburger Seasoning

  • 1 Tbl Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper


  • Combine 1/2 Tbl of Onion Flakes with 1 Tbl of Water into a small bowl and let it rehydrate.
    Place the sliced Dill Pickles into a small bowl and get your cheese slices out.
    Combine the Hamburger Seasoning in a bowl and set aside.
    Spread Mayo on 2 slices of Bread and stack them on top of each other so that the mayo sides are in contact with each other.
  • With a Skillet heated up over medium heat for about 3 minutes. Place the Hamburger Patties in to sear for about 3 minutes, each side.
    Flip them over, season with Hamburger Seasoning, and sear the other side. Flip over again just to season the other side and remove them.
    Deglaze the pan with water and clean it out, place it back on the burner over medium heat.
  • Assemble the Grilled Cheeseburger Sandwich
    One Slice with Mayo side down in contact with the pan
    Cheese Slice
    Burger Patty
    Heinz Chili Sauce & Mustard
    Sliced Dill Pickles – 6 per sandwich
    Onions – with the Water squeezed out
    Top Bread slice, mayo side up, to come into contact with the pan when flipped.
    Grill for 1–2 minutes per side or until golden crisp and serve.


To make the burger Patties, combine 1 lb. of Cold Ground Beef with the below. 
  • 1 tsp Beef Powder
  • 1/2 tsp MSG
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
Toss the meat around, mixing lightly, and shape into Quarter Pound Patties.  Place on a baking sheet. Flatten them out if needed so that they are slightly larger than the bread. Then freeze the Burger Patties.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keywords: Grilled Cheeseburger, Grilled Cheeseburger Sandwich
Author: JAH

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