The other night I asked my husband what he wanted for supper, he said something with beef, easy enough, right? So I looked in the freezer and saw a pack of frozen hamburger patties and some frozen hash browns and this is what I came up with.
He told me this was the best burger he ever ate. Easy to make + budget friendly = a win for me! 🙂
** Next time I make this I will add bacon!
2 frozen hamburg patties
2 slices of cheddar cheese
3 pieces of bread ( I used Italian)
2 cups frozen hash browns (seems like a lot but they shrink when they cook)
butter for toasting the bread
vegetable oil for the bottom of the pan
spicy sauce ( recipe below)
It is easiest to use 2 frying pans for this, once has to be a cast iron skillet so it can go in the oven later. In a cast iron skillet over medium high heat and a little vegetable oil start your burgers because they will take the longest to cook. In a second frying pan over medium high heat and a little vegetable oil start frying hash browns, fry them until them until they are browned and add some salt and pepper to them. Next take hash browns out of pan and set aside. Using same pan that hash browns were in begin to toast the bread. take 2 pieces of bread and butter and toast both sides until golden brown. With the third piece of bread butter both sides but only toast one side. The un-toasted side will be the bottom of your burger and will get toasted when burger is assembled. By this time burgers should be done. Add 1 piece of cheese to each burger and once it melts it is time to assemble your burger. Turn burner with burgers (which will be the cast iron skillet) off and turn oven to 350 degrees while assembling burger. Lay the the piece of bread that was only toasted on one side down first, un-toasted side down. Spread spicy sauce on toasted part. Then lay 1/3 of hash browns down, 1 burger, piece of toasted bread, spread spicy sauce on bread, 1/3 hash browns,another hamburger, 1/3 hash browns. Turn oven off and turn broiler on high. Now its time for the tricky part…the egg! Turn oven off and turn broiler on high. There should be enough grease in the skillet for the egg, if not you can add a little butter so it doesn’t stick. Put the assembled sandwich on one side of the skillet and crack an egg on the other side. Cook egg until it is firm enough on the bottom to lift up with a spatula and place on the burger ( this usually takes about 1 minute on my stove). Make sure to salt and pepper your egg. Using spatula carefully place egg on top of the burger. Now take the entire skillet and place in the oven under the broiler. This also takes about 1 minute. Just leave under enough for the egg to get firm but not so long the yolk cooks and you have no dippy. Take sandwich out of oven and top with the last piece of bread. Enjoy!
This spicy sauce that I use is a recipe that I got from a former co-worker.
3 Tbsp. Mayo
1/2 tsp. ketchup
Tabasco sauce (as much or as little as you like)
Mix everything together, it should be slightly pink in color.