Pastrami Cheeseburgers

AuthorMike
RatingDifficultyBeginner

Guy Fieri from Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives loves a good burger, and so do we! His favorite burger is the Pastrami Burger from a place called Hodad's in San Diego. We will go there one day, but in the meantime, it is often cooked in our house.

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Ingredients

 0.25 lb hamburger per person. 85/15 is the leanest you should go.
 0.25 lb Beef Pastrami, per person. Thinly sliced from your favorite deli. Get more than this, and make some great sandwiches this week.
 1 slice cheese per person, swiss is nice here, but choose your own.
 0.50 Onion, sliced, per person
 1 Soft Hamburger Bun, per person. Brioche buns are hot right now, but find a good one.
 Mustard, Yellow, Dijon, Spice - the one you like the most with pastrami or a burger.
 Ketchup
 Soy Sauce
 Montreal Steak Seasoning
Yields1 Serving
Prep Time15 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time30 mins

Directions

1

Season burgers like you season steaks. Soy sauce and Montreal Steak Seasoning.

2

Slice onion thinly and saute in olive oil until nice and browned. Take them out and set aside.

3

Grill the burger to your satisfaction. I'm a medium well to well done burger guy. Please don't judge. I like the outdoor bbq grill more, but you can use a griddle or cast iron skillet indoors. That's how Hodad's does it.

4

Just before the burger is done, heat the thinly sliced pastrami. I do this in the cast iron skillet with a tiny bit of oil.

5

Add cheese to the burger, close the lid, and let it melt for no more than 1 minute.

Assembling the burger
6

Start with the bottom half of the bun. Put twice as much mustard as you usually put on a burger. Twice. May be 2 and a half times. Go big.

7

Put the burger with cheese on the mustard-laden bottom bun. Add enough pastrami to make a decent-sized pastrami sandwich. Not a NY Deli sized pastrami sandwich, but enough to be good by itself.

8

Add the grilled onions. This is a big burger!

9

Put a normal sized amount of ketchup on top, place the bun, slice in half if you want, and you are ready to go!

 

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Ingredients

 0.25 lb hamburger per person. 85/15 is the leanest you should go.
 0.25 lb Beef Pastrami, per person. Thinly sliced from your favorite deli. Get more than this, and make some great sandwiches this week.
 1 slice cheese per person, swiss is nice here, but choose your own.
 0.50 Onion, sliced, per person
 1 Soft Hamburger Bun, per person. Brioche buns are hot right now, but find a good one.
 Mustard, Yellow, Dijon, Spice - the one you like the most with pastrami or a burger.
 Ketchup
 Soy Sauce
 Montreal Steak Seasoning

Directions

1

Season burgers like you season steaks. Soy sauce and Montreal Steak Seasoning.

2

Slice onion thinly and saute in olive oil until nice and browned. Take them out and set aside.

3

Grill the burger to your satisfaction. I'm a medium well to well done burger guy. Please don't judge. I like the outdoor bbq grill more, but you can use a griddle or cast iron skillet indoors. That's how Hodad's does it.

4

Just before the burger is done, heat the thinly sliced pastrami. I do this in the cast iron skillet with a tiny bit of oil.

5

Add cheese to the burger, close the lid, and let it melt for no more than 1 minute.

Assembling the burger
6

Start with the bottom half of the bun. Put twice as much mustard as you usually put on a burger. Twice. May be 2 and a half times. Go big.

7

Put the burger with cheese on the mustard-laden bottom bun. Add enough pastrami to make a decent-sized pastrami sandwich. Not a NY Deli sized pastrami sandwich, but enough to be good by itself.

8

Add the grilled onions. This is a big burger!

9

Put a normal sized amount of ketchup on top, place the bun, slice in half if you want, and you are ready to go!

Pastrami Cheeseburgers
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