Cheesesteak Burgers

(from castro15’s recipe box)

Categories: Meals


  • 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. sugar
  • 6 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 14 oz. bag shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1 cup chopped giardiniera, drained
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 large white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 8 slices American cheese
  • 4 sesame burger buns, split and toasted


  1. Whisk the vinegar, sugar and 2 tbsp. vegetable oil in a large bowl. Add the coleslaw mix, giardiniera and scallions. Season with salt and pepper and toss.

  2. Preheat a griddle or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, the onion, bell pepper and a big pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are browned and tender, about 7 minutes. Remove to a plate and wipe the skillet clean.

  3. Form the beef into 4 small thick patties, about 2 inches wide and 3 inches tall. Add the remaining 2 tbsp. vegetable oil to the skillet. Add the patties and flatten using a metal spatula, pressing down hard until very thin. Season with salt and pepper and cook until browned and crisp around the edges, about 2 minutes. Flip, season with salt and pepper and top each with 2 slices cheese, then the onion and peppers. Continue cooking until the patties are just cooked through and the cheese is melted, about 1 more minutes.

  4. Transfer the patties to the buns. Serve with the slaw.

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