Had a pound of hamburger meat with no buns. We did have some white sandwich bread though, so we went with some simple patty melts for tonight's dinner. Nothing fancy, but it hit the spot.
My pet peeve is a burger that is so thick that it turns into a big meatball that doesn't even fill the bun. I always try to make them on the thin side, and big around, that way you fill the bun and you can bite into it without breaking your jaw. I usually make my patties 1/3 pound each, flatten them out fairly wide and then put a dimple in the middle. But tonight I was making patty melts, and I wanted a double layer of meat so that I could also have a double layer of cheese. So I made these 1/4 pound each, and then used a rolling pin and ziplock bag to flatten them out nice and wide.
After I flattened them out, I seasoned them and put them in the freezer for about 20 minutes to firm up.
They don't take long to grill up this way either...
Topped with some bacon.
I'm usually not one for baked sweet potatoes, but I found tonight that if I season them like I do sweet potato french fries, then they aren't half bad. Seasoned it with some butter, salt and pepper, and shredded parmesan.
The patty melt was awesome. I loved the buttery and crispy bite of grilling it up like a grilled cheese sandwich.
Simple meal, but really good... I think I'll skip picking up buns on a more regular basis. They usually go bad before I can finish them up anyways. And there's nothing like the buttery goodness of a grilled cheese pattymelt.