Welsh Rarebit Burgers
 
 
Serves: 3 burgers
Ingredients
For the cheese sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons butter (1/4 stick)
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces good cheddar, grated or chopped
  • ¾ cup Guinness beer
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
For the burgers:
  • 1 pound 80/20 ground beef
  • Two vine-ripened tomatoes, sliced
  • 6 strips of bacon, sliced in half and cooked
  • 2 Portuguese rolls, sliced in half
  • Thickly sliced scallions or chives, to garnish
Method
For the cheese sauce:
  1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Slowly add flour, stirring constantly, and cook over medium heat until toasted, about three minutes. Add cheese, beer, Worcestershire, mustard, paprika, and pepper and cook, stirring constantly, until cheese is melted and smooth, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
For the burgers:
  1. Divide ground beef into thirds, and shape into hamburger patties slightly larger than your Portuguese rolls. Cook over medium-high heat, flipping as needed, to desired doneness and until brown on both sides. To assemble each burger: Place a cooked hamburger patty on one of the Portuguese roll halves. Top with 4 of the halved strips of bacon, sliced tomato, and cheese sauce. Garnish with sliced scallions or chopped chives.
Recipe by From Away at http://fromaway.com/cooking/welsh-rarebit-burgers