We love grilled food. Unfortunately, we don’t have a grill and my husband is not one of those guys that has the thrill to grill. So we make our “grilled” foods indoors. Sometimes we use a small George Foreman grill, but usually I just rely on the stove top or oven.
So today, in an effort to ease the process, make something a little different, and pay homage to the Flintstone’s for some unknown reason, I decided this would be a fun twist.
- 2 lbs. ground beef
- 2 t. salt
- 1 t. pepper
- 1 t. Cajun seasoning
- 1 t. garlic powder
- 1 1/2 c. shredded cheese
- Toppings of choice
- 1 large, round loaf of bread (Sourdough, etc.)
1. Place ground beef in a large bowl. Add seasonings and mix well with hands. Form into one large patty, about 9 inches across. Bake at 375 degrees for one hour. Or cook on the stovetop of grill over high heat, for about 15-20 minutes per side.
2. Cover with cheese and cook an additional 5 minutes, until cheese is completely melted.
3. Cut bread in half like a hamburger bun. Place burger on bottom bun. Pile toppings on top and cover. To serve, cut into wedges.
You may notice that my burger is bunless. I knew what I wanted and I can visualize it perfectly. Unfortunately, our grocery store did not have any round loaves of bread today and I didn’t have time to make a homemade loaf. We ended up cutting the burger in half and piling onto a wide loaf of Italian bread. It tasted fantastic, but I didn’t get the huge burger look I was shooting for.