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Fully loaded deconstructed cheeseburger bowls sit atop a bed of crispy hashbrown potatoes, topped with a homemade beer cheese sauce and loaded with the works in garnishes from pickled red onions, pickles, lettuce, to fresh made pico de gallo.

These “bowls” are a fun alternative to a traditional burgers and fries meal with the inspiration coming from something you would get from a food truck. Here we’ve substituted your regular cheese slice with a homemade beer cheese sauce that soaks down into the potato base for a delicious gooey bite of cheesy potatoes.

This entire meal can be made fresh if you have the time to make everything yourself or can be made from frozen potatoes or tots, store bought pico, cheese sauce or cheese slices (choose one you can dump into a sauce pan and top it off with some beer) and homemade or store bought burgers. This is truly something that is completely customizable for what you like on your “burger”. We can picture kiddos enjoying this as well with kid friendly non alcohol cheese sauce of course!

What’s fun about this style of eating is that it can totally work for large gatherings. Especially if your looking for single serving types of dishes and need to accommodate vegans and vegetarians. We can picture this being great for a self-serve burger station and even kids birthday parties. By the way- all of these boxes pictured here are made with beyond meat burgers!!

If you give this recipe a try, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it (once you’ve tried it), and take a picture and tag it on Instagram! We love to see what you come up with. #thecommunalfeast

loaded cheeseburger bowl

loaded cheeseburger bowl

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Fully loaded deconstructed cheeseburger bowls sit atop a bed of crispy hashbrown potatoes, topped with a homemade beer cheese sauce, garnished with pickled red onions, pickles, lettuce, and pico de gallo.

Ingredients

  • 4 burger patties, lightly smashed
  • 3 cups hashbrown potatoes (homemade or store bought)
  • garnish: red onions (pickled or regular), pickles, lettuce, pico de gallo (homemade or store bought)
  • beer cheese sauce
  • 2 TBS butter
  • 1 TBS flour
  • 1 can beer
  • 1/2-2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
  • optional seasoning: chili flakes, paprika, chipotle chili powder

Instructions

1. Begin by cooking potato based according to package directions. For homemade hashbrowns, preheat oven to 450 degrees F, layer potatoes evenly ensuring not to overcrowd the pan (use 2 baking sheets if needed) lightly toss in cooking oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 25 minutes until golden brown and crispy. Flip once halfway.

2. In the meantime prepare garnishes if making your own and set aside until ready to assemble.

3. To make the beer cheese sauce: In a medium sized saucepan, melt butter. When the butter is melted add the flour and whisk to make a roux. Let cook for 1 minute. Slowly add the beer and continue to whisk until the mixture becomes smooth and there are no more clumps. Reduce heat to low and gradually add the cheese. Stir until melted and fully incorporated. Season with spices for added taste. Add more beer to thin out if needed.

4. When the potatoes are just about ready, cook burgers.

5. To assemble, layer potatoes as the base, top with burger patty followed by the cheese sauce. Garnish as desired. Serve immediately.

Notes

substitutions
potatoes- tater tots, cooked according to package directions
burger- beyond meat, veggie burger, ground beef mix

pickled red onions
1 cup water
1/4 apple cider vinegar
1/4 white vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 TBS sugar
1 TBS pink peppercorns

Loaded cheeseburger bowls

Burgers & Sandwiches

August 18, 2020

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