Looking for gourmet burger recipes that not only tastes great, but makes for a fun visual presentation? Try this Skyline burger. For those of you outside of Cincinnati, our city is known for our chili. And yet, Cincinnati chili is a different kind of chili – we put it on top of spaghetti and top it with a mound of shredded cheese.
In the spirit of creativity, I tossed the Skyline with ground beef and made a delicious burger out of it – just to see what happened. It was a hit and is now one of our most requested burgers.
- Yield: 4 4oz Burgers
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cooking Time: 15 minutes
- 1 Pound Ground Beef
- 1/2 15 Oz Can Skyline’s Original Chili
- 3 Cups Heavy Whipping Cream
- 2 Tablespoons Butter
- 2 Tablespoons Flour
- 5 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
- 1 Small Yellow Onion, finely minced
- 1 Can Red Kidney Beans, drained
- 1 Cup Oyster Crackers
- 1 Package Burger Buns
1. In a bowl, mix together the chili and ground beef until completely combined.
2. In a sauté pan, melt butter. Once melted, whisk together flour and let cook 1-2 minutes. (This is called a roux)
3. In a sauce pot, bring cream to a boil and then reduce to low heat.
4. Once the roux is made and the cream is hot, whisk the two together on low heat. You want to make sure you whisk so there are no lumps. The mixture should thicken up almost immediately.
5. To the cream mixture, add shredded cheese and stir until all the cheese is melted. Set aside once it is finished.
6. Preheat your grill or grill pan to high heat. Form the ground beef into 4 equal patties and place on the grill. Make sure not to press them down or move them too soon. They will take about 7-8 minutes per side.
7. When the first side is done cooking, flip and finish the other side for another 7-8 minutes or until the burger is firm to touch.
8. To assemble, place one burger patties per bun, a ladleof cheese sauce on top, followed by a few crackers for crunch. Offer to make the burgers 4-ways or 5-ways by adding onions or beans.
9. Serve and enjoy!
- Don’t poke at your burger while it is cooking – or flip more than once. That could cause some of the juice to drip and dry out the burger!