Tomato Cheeseburger without the bun is hearty and juicy

Anyone who wants to eat a burger can look forward to a well-seasoned ground beef patty between two soft halves of a burger bun. But with a little thinking outside the box, you can replace the bun and serve up an entirely new burger creation. Tasty and juicy, it's time to use a tomato instead of some bread...

You'll need (for 1 portion):

  • 8.8 oz ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • salt and pepper
  • some vegetable oil for frying
  • two slices of cheese
  • 1 beef tomato
  • 1 tbsp barbecue sauce
  • 2 lettuce leaves (e.g. romaine lettuce)
  • 2 slices of cucumber

Here's how:

  1. Add the chopped onion to the ground beef and season with salt and pepper. Mix the ingredients with a fork and then shape the meat into two equally sized burgers. 
  2. Heat some oil in a pan, and fry the burgers until both sides are brown. Once you've flipped the burgers, place a slice of cheese on each one, so it can melt while the burgers cook on the other side.
  3. Chop a beef tomato in half and remove the seeds from the bottom half. Spoon some barbecue sauce into the dip left behind. Cover the sauce with the lettuce leaves, then place one of the burgers on top. Then place the cucumber slices on top of the burger, before covering them with the second burger and lastly, the top half of the tomato.

When you combine enjoyment with a love of experimentation, it can produce the most delicious results. This may not look like your average double cheeseburger, but we're sure it tastes just as good. So stop admiring your handiwork and eat it already before it gets too cold!


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