Do you like slab town burgers? Do you want to try those burgers again, but the place is too far away? In Michigan, USA, slab town burgers are quite popular. Their restaurant is regarded as one of the greatest in the United States for serving burgers. Now, what if you can bring the same taste at home?
Well, turns out you can! To learn more, read this article.
Recipes for Slab Town Burgers
Following are some of the recipes to make your very own slab town burgers.
Slab Town Burgers – Pungi’s Pepper Patty
- 1 pound organic grass-fed ground beef (85/15)
- 1 softened cream cheese block
- one diced jalapeno
- 1 oz. pepper jack cheese, shredded
- 2 bacon pieces, crispy and crumbled
- 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce (chipotle)
- 1 package sliced pepper jack cheese
- Half a tsp of garlic powder and a dash of salt
- Buns for Hamburger
- Toppings (mustard, ketchup, pickle, and golden brown sliced onion)
Method for Cream Cheese Filling
Add the jalapenos, bacon, spicy sauce, and shredded pepper jack cheese to a dish of melted cream cheese and mix until thoroughly balanced. If required, adjust the spice or add additional hot sauce. To firm it up, cover it in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge. If you prepare it the day before, the flavor will be more powerful. Then in a separate place, mix in 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and fresh black pepper in the beef until nearly mixed. Now begin stuffing the beef with cream cheese filling. Form beef into a ball, being careful not to overstuff it.
Slab Town Burgers – Method of Stuffing Burger with Cream Cheese
There are two ways to fill up the beef patties. The first way is to make a well/hole in the center of the burger, making the bottom a bit broader than the top. Scoop the cream cheese filling into the well/hole using a cookie scoop. Pull meat from the bottom of the burger to fill the well and softly push to seal it so cream cheese doesn’t leak while cooking. Check for leaks by pressing lightly onto a burger.
Another way is to divide the ball in half and press both halves into patties of comparable size. Place a spoonful of the filling in the center and gently flatten. Place the second patty on top and begin sealing the edges to prevent leakage while cooking.
Now, grill up the buns. In case your buns are a bit stale, we have a tip on how to soften them. After you’re done with it, grill the beef patties. Put some salt and pepper on top of them for taste. Once brown from both sides, put two pepper jack cheese slices on the top and cover them with a metal bowl. After a minute or two (until cheese melted on top), remove the bowl and put mustard, and ketchup on the lower bun top. Now put the patty on top, put some pickles and golden brown onions on top, a lettuce leaf or any leaf of greens that you want, and top with the sauces of your choice. And that’s it.
Slab Town Burgers – Big Blue Burger
- 3-pound of ground beef, lean
- 4 oz. of crumbled blue cheese
- 1 softened cream cheese block
- 1 or 2 cups of fresh chives, minced
- a quarter teaspoon (tsp) of spicy pepper sauce
- 1 tsp of Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp of black pepper, finely ground
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp of dry mustard powder
- Buns for hamburgers
Slab Town Burgers – Method for Filling
Add the half-crumbled blue cheese, bacon, hot sauce, and soft block of cream cheese to a dish and mix until well balanced. If required, adjust the spice or add additional hot sauce. To firm it up, cover it in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge. If you prepare it the day before, the flavor will be more powerful. Then in a separate place, Mix the ground beef, remaining blue cheese, chives, hot pepper sauce, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, salt, and mustard in a large mixing bowl. Wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
NOTE: The method of stuffing the beef patty is the same as for the recipe mentioned above.
It’s Cooking Time
Preheat the grill to high degrees. At least 350°F. Form the burger mixture gently and convert it into a patty. The grill grate should be oiled. 5 minutes per side on the grill, or until well done. Put blue cheese slices on top and cover with a metal bowl for 1 or 2 minutes. Now remove the bowl and grill the buns. Now put mustard and ketchup in a lower bun, and put the patty on top. Then top with golden brown onion slices, pickle, mustard and ketchup, and a lettuce leaf (optional). You’re done.
So if you tried these delicious burgers while you were passing through Michigan, now you can make them at home as well. On the other hand, if you didn’t visit slab town restaurant by now, please do so. You won’t be disappointed!