Prepare Cheddar Cheese Sauce: In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Whisk in flour. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, whisking frequently. Whisk in whipping cream, beer, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring boiling; reduce heat. Gradually stir in Cheddar cheese until cheese is melted. If desired, add a few drops of hot sauce. Cover and keep warm.
For inspiration, Chef Darren turned to the Springfield, Illinois, hometown dish, an open-face sandwich called the horseshoe. Like that sandwich, this burger features French fries and a velvety cheese sauce.
Servings and Ingredients
|Cheddar Cheese Sauce|
|2 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter|
|2 tbsp. Hy-Vee all-purpose flour|
|¾ c. Hy-Vee heavy whipping cream|
|½ c. pilsner beer|
|1 tsp. Hy-Vee Dijon mustard|
|1 tsp. Hy-Vee Worcestershire sauce|
|1 ½ c. Hy-Vee shredded Cheddar cheese|
|Hot sauce, if desired|
|Hamburger and Fries|
|1 lbs. Hy-Vee frozen straight cut French fries|
|2 lbs. 85%-lean ground beef|
|Hy-Vee kosher sea salt, to taste|
|Hy-Vee ground black pepper, to taste|
|4 Hy-Vee Bakery sesame buns, split|
|2 tbsp. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, melted|
|4 slice(s) Hy-Vee deli ham|
|Hy-Vee bread and butter sweet pickle slices, for serving|
|Hy-Vee paprika, for garnish|
Things To Grab
- Small saucepan
- Plastic wrap
- Sheet pan
- Charcoal or gas grill
- Meat thermometer
- Silicone pastry brush
Prepare French Fries: Bake according to package directions; set aside and keep warm.
- Prepare a charcoal or gas grill for direct cooking over medium heat.
- Shape beef into four 3/4-inch patties, about 8 ounces each. Season with salt and pepper.
- Grill patties on a well-greased rack for 12 to 14 minutes or until internal temperature of burgers reaches 160 degrees, turning once halfway through. During the last 2 minutes of grilling, brush cut sides of buns with butter. Place buns, butter-sides down, on grill directly over heat to lightly toast. Remove from grill; let patties rest for 5 minutes.
- Layer bun bottoms with patties, ham, pickles, fries and Cheddar Cheese Sauce. Sprinkle with paprika and add bun tops.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 86g
- Cholesterol: 295mg
- Sodium: 1370mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 65g
- Protein: 66g