As soon as this burger popped up in my feed reader, I knew I had to try it. The flavor combination is one we love, and I thought it was an absolutely brilliant idea to nestle the saucy burger patty atop a crispy slice of Texas toast (which we also love). We did, in fact, love these burgers. They're juicy and cheesy and garlicky and a little bit spicy and slightly sweet. I loved the added dimension of flavor and texture that the garlic toast brought. I served these alongside my best batch of oven rings yet, and we both really enjoyed them.
Open-Faced Texas Burgers
source: seen on Real Mom Kitchen; originally from Simple & Delicious Magazine
Half of a small onion, finely chopped
2 small garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup shredded colby-jack cheese, divided
1 pound ground beef
4 slices frozen garlic Texas toast
1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon A.1. steak sauce
1. In a large bowl, combine the onion, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper and 1/2 cup cheese. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into four oval patties.
2. In a large skillet, cook burgers over medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink. Meanwhile, prepare Texas toast according to package directions.
3. Drain burgers; set aside and keep warm. Add the tomato sauce, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce and steak sauce to the skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Return burgers to skillet; turn to coat. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Serve burgers on toast.