Posted by Tim Vidra / Monday, June 9, 2014
The Ultimate Bologna Burger
Let me start by saying bologna burgers do not make it into the regular rotation very often. I did grow up with bologna burgers, and on occasion we would splurge and move from the thin, small, vacuum-packed bologna and square of cheese to a 1/4" thick deli sliced bologna and 1/8" thick Colby jack cheese. That is exactly what happened last week for lunch and it brought me right back...
Ingredients: (serves 1)
- 1/4" thick slice bologna (I used a variation called German bologna)
- 1/8" thick Colby jack cheese
- 1/4 small onion dices
- 1t butter
- Grainy mustard
- Hamburger bun
Push the onion to the side and add the bologna. Cook bologna on medium and continue to stir the onion on the side as to not burn them. Once bologna is browned on one side flip and top with the onions.
Place the cheese on top of the onions, then cover with a lid to steam and melt it down. While the cheese melts, coat each slice of bread with a grainy mustard. Remove the bologna and cheese from the pan, sandwiching between the bun.
Allow the sandwich to cool slightly so the cheese can set up. Cut in half and roll up your sleeves — things could get messy.
Did you grow up on a bologna burger? What do you remember about the one your family enjoyed? Again, a once a year sandwich for me but one I truly look forward to.
E.A.T. local E.A.T. well E.A.T. not more than one of these a year.