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Rocky Mountain Pastrami Burger

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds ground chuck

Kosher salt and cracked black pepper

8 ounces pastrami, thinly sliced

8 slices Swiss cheese

4 sesame-seed hamburger buns, split, buttered and toasted

Utah Fry Sauce, recipe follows

Salt and vinegar kettle chips, for serving

Utah Fry Sauce:

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup ketchup

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon white vinegar

2 teaspoons hot dog relish

Directions

  1. Loosely shape the beef into 4 equal patties about 1/2-inch thick and 4 inches in diameter. Sprinkle each side of the patties generously with salt and pepper. Create a small well in the center of each patty, using your thumb, to help your burger cook evenly.
  2. Heat a griddle pan over high heat. Add the pastrami and cook until browned and crisp on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. 
  3. Next, add the burger patties and cook until browned on each side, about 4 minutes per side. Top each burger with 2 slices of the cheese and continue cooking until the cheese is melted. 
  4. Slather 1 tablespoon Utah Fry Sauce on each side of the buns. Add the beef patties and top with pastrami and a pile of potato chips. Finish with the top bun and serve with additional chips and sauce on the side.

Utah Fry Sauce:

  1. Mix together the mayonnaise, ketchup, sugar, vinegar and relish in a small bowl. Adjust the seasoning to taste. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

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