Are you looking for a regular burger variation? Something way different and interesting? Here it is – mac and cheese bun burger! Well, it sure sounds something new and tasty, right?
Mac And Cheese Bun Burger
- 1 pound macaroni
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded
- 8 ounces Parmesan cheese shredded
- 8 ounces American cheese cubed
- 12 ounces whole milk
- 1 tablespoon salt
- 1 tablespoon mustard powder
- ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powde
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 4 eggs beaten
- 1½ cups panko bread crumbs
- Vegetable oil for frying
- 1½-2 pounds ground beef formed into hamburger patties
- Salt and pepper
- Red onion sliced, to serve
- Tomato sliced, to serve
Prepare macaroni according to package directions. Drain the macaroni in a colander and return to the pot.
Add butter, cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, American cheese, milk, salt, mustard powder, cayenne, and garlic to the pot. Turn heat up to medium-low and stir until cheeses are melted and all ingredients are well combined.
Remove the pot from the heat and pour onto a parchment paper-lined sheet tray. Spread evenly with a spatula, cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
Once cooled, use a ring mold or rounded container roughly 4-inches in diameter to cut out 6-8 “buns.”
Place flour, eggs, and bread crumbs in three separate bowls. Dip each macaroni bun in flour, then egg, and finally, bread crumbs, coating evenly.
Preheat vegetable oil to 350°F (175°C).
Place the macaroni buns gently in oil and fry 3-4 minutes, until golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on a paper towel-lined plate.
Season hamburger patties liberally with salt and pepper. In a cast-iron skillet over high heat, sear patties to the desired doneness, flipping halfway through.
Place burger between two mac and cheese buns and top with sliced onions and tomatoes.
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