What makes his burgers so special is that he mixes cream cheese in with the meat before forming the patties. This makes a super moist and juicy burger. I’d never had anything like this until we started dating, and even though I’m not a huge fan of cream cheese, he eventually won me over with these. To me, the key is making sure the cream cheese gets mixed with the meat evenly.
Here’s what you need for Jeff’s burgers:
1 pound ground chuck
1/3 package cream cheese
Southern Flavor Charbroil Seasoning (This awesome stuff is made in Alabama and it is so good! Jeff uses it on steaks and burgers. If you’re not from Alabama and can’t find this in your grocery store, you can go to www.southernflavor.com for more information.)
Mix the meat and cream cheese so the cream cheese is evenly distributed. Form into large patties (Jeff likes big burgers, so he usually gets 3 large parties from a 1 pound package of meat). Season liberally with Southern Flavor.
Grill on medium heat (Jeff uses a charcoal grill) for 9 minutes on each side.
Jeff loves spicy mayo and ketchup on his burger, and he even likes to spread a little extra cream cheese on top. I stack mine high with lettuce, red onion, and dill pickles.
DeDad is my grandfather on my dad’s side. I used to spend the summers at his house while my parents were at work, and whenever we had a meal that required French fries, my Mamaw would come into the den and hand him a bowl of potatoes and tell him to make his famous French fries. He would sit in his recliner and peel the potatoes with his eyes closed to impress me. He would always pretend that he cut his finger at least once (I fell for it every single time). Then, he would slice the potatoes up and take them in the kitchen to fry them. He told me that he learned to cook when he was in the Navy.
DeDad’s fries were the best French fries I’d ever had, and after the first time he made them, I would always ask my mom for “DeDad’s Famous French Fries” and would complain if she pulled a bag of frozen fries out of the freezer on burger night.
This recipe is super easy. All you need is potatoes, a fryer full of vegetable oil (heated to 350 degrees), and some salt. I’ve never really timed how long I let these cook. I just watch them and take them out of the grease when they start to turn golden brown.