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Connecticut Steamed Cheeseburger
Steamed cheeseburger? Yep. Ted's restaurant has been serving them since 1959, although some say Jack's Lunch in Middletown invented it. But at Ted's, special steam racks were made. While the burger steams, the fats drip out and the meat fills up with steam so it's still really moist. Then, at Ted's, the drop 2 full ounces of cheddar and steams it again. It's served up with all the condiments and some fresh cooked fries.
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, sandwich
Keyword: appetizer, burger, sandwich
Servings: 8 sliders
Author: HelenFern
  • 1-1/2 pounds ground chuck
  • 1 teaspoon dehydrated, chopped onions
  • 8 oz sliced sharp cheddar
  • 8 slider buns
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • condiments of choice
  1. Mix the ground beef with some dehydrated onions, then form the patties. They should be just slightly bigger than the bun.

  2. Put some water in the bottom of a pot and place a steamer basket inside. Lay some onions on the bottom, then top them with the burgers. Cover the pot and steam for about 5 to 8 ten minutes.

  3. Top each burger with thick slices of cheddar, cover the pan and steam again for about 30 seconds - long enough for the cheese to melt.

  4. Remove the onion and chop it. Put it on top of the cheese.

  5. Place a burger on each bun and top with your favorite condiments.