Bun-less Smothered Cheeseburger

21 Oct

This is something Christine Strommen used to make for Carrie and John when they were little. This is a hamburger patty, seasoned with garlic, smothered with sauteed mushrooms and onions, and covered with American cheese.

-By Christine (Salzer) Strommen


1 hamburger patty, pressed from fresh ground chuck
¼ cup sliced onions
2 Tbsp butter
1 small can sliced mushrooms
1/8 tsp garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste
2-3 slices of Kraft American cheese


  1. Cook hamburger patty in a frying pan or flat-top grill until desired doneness is reached.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small frying pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions, mushrooms, and garlic. Stir and reduce heat to a simmer, sauté until hamburger is done.
  3. Pour sautéed onions and mushrooms over the top of the burger trying to keep most of them on top of the patty. Add salt and pepper to taste. Lay slices of cheese over the top, covering all the mushrooms and onions. Cover to help melt the cheese.
  4. When cheese is melted, use a spatula to remove the burger. Serve on a plate. Condiments can be added, but we would eat these just the way they are.
1 Comment

Posted by on October 21, 2011 in Main Dishes


One response to “Bun-less Smothered Cheeseburger

  1. stroseo

    November 10, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Mmm, I used to love these 🙂

    No ketchup required!


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