Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day with a Recipe Chef Sara Moulton

Posted by Alexis Washington

853Did you know that September 18 is National Cheeseburger Day? In honor of this day, here is a delicious “DET” Burger recipe from Celebrity Chef Sara Moulton.

As host of Sara’s Secrets, which ran weeknights and weekends on the Food Network, Sara Moulton is one of the hardest-working women in the food biz.


3 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 medium onion, sliced (about 1 cup)

Eight 1 1/2-inch crimini mushrooms (about 4 ounces), sliced

Kosher salt and freshly milled black pepper

One 4-ounce can sliced, peeled green chiles, drained

1/3 cup pitted, brine-cured olives such as kalamata, sliced

1 1/2 pounds ground beef chuck or round

6 ounces Cheddar cheese, cut into 4 slices

1/3 cup beer

4 hamburger buns, split and toasted


Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over high heat until hot. Reduce the heat to medium; add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high; add the mushrooms and cook, stirring, until the mushrooms have browned and the liquid they release has evaporated, 4 to 5 minutes. Season the mushroom mixture with salt and pepper to taste and transfer it to a bowl; add the chiles and olives and set aside. Wipe out the skillet.

Gently shape the beef into four 4-inch burgers; season with salt and pepper. Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in the skillet over high heat until hot. Reduce the heat to medium-high, add the burgers, and cook 3 minutes. Turn the burgers and cook 2 minutes. Top each with a quarter of the chile mixture and a slice of cheese. Add the beer to the skillet; cover and steam until the cheese has melted, about 3 minutes.

Transfer the burgers to the toasted buns and serve.

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Posted by Alexis Washington
Alexis Washington writes about expert keynote speakers and Motivational Speakers, as well as tips and tricks for corporate meeting planners. If you need a guest professional speaker or corporate entertainer for your next convention or conference, you can visit

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