Back of Katie Lee Joel's Award-Winning Burger Former Top Chef hostess and cookbook author Katie Lee Joel was crowned this year's queen of the Burger Bash. The event, which was hosted by Rachael Ray, was a part of the Food Network's NYC Wine and Food Festival. Joel was the only participating female among the 18 chefs who submitted burgers. Her burger was a cross between a hamburger and a grilled cheese. Dubbed the Logan County Hamburger, the burger is a creation of Joel's grandmother who made the burger with cheap ingredients during tough times. It's simple, yet delicious and intensely comforting. The combination of the beef, melted cheese, and crisp bread is perfectly satisfying. Logan County Hamburgers From The Comfort Table by Katie Lee Joel Ingredients1 pound ground beef (85 percent lean) 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 medium yellow onion, half grated, the other half thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 12 slices white bread 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened 12 slices American cheese, optional Directions In a medium bowl, combine the beef, egg, grated onion, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until combined. Form into thin patties. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Heat a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the burgers about 3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Drain the grease from the skillet. In the same skillet, place six slices of bread, butter side down. Top each with a slice of cheese, if desired, some onions and a burger. Top with remaining slices of cheese, if using, and bread, butter side up. Cook each sandwich until golden brown, about 2 minutes per side. Serve with mustard, ketchup, pickles, or any other desired hamburger toppings. Makes 6 burgers. Information Category Main Dishes, Sandwiches Cuisine North American View 17 Photos › Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3 Photo 4 Photo 5 Photo 6 Photo 7 Photo 8 Photo 9 Photo 10 Photo 11 Photo 12 Photo 13 Photo 14 Photo 15 Photo 16 Photo 17 What’s Your Reaction? Share this reaction with your friends! 0Reactions Comments Gee2963637 4 years Life Altering!!!! Doesn't look award worthy, I couldn't disagree more. Everything you want in a burger that you think you can only get at a fast food spot. I made mine with Turkey and w/o onions for my daughter on whole wheat bread and it rocked, so I can imagine what it would taste like with beef and decadent white bread! burningphoenix 8 years Looks good! SweetSaucy 8 years My fiance worships me as a culinary goddess ever since I made these burgers using Katie Lee Joel's cookbook. Neural 8 years Oh yeah and I used red onion instead. :) Neural 8 years Mmm... I just made my first batch. I added Worcestershire sauce and used wheat bread and cheddar instead... so delish!!!! Thanks for the recipe, Yum! chiefdishwasher 8 years Can we add a little bacon to it....if we are going to have a guilty pleasure (and it looks like one) what is a little more tasty fat? milosmommy 8 years :drool: that's really all I can say about that..lol Food 8 years Amesabelle, there's a "print recipe" option above the picture gallery. :-) Stupidasscat 8 years my kid would love that dallastarzz 8 years Yum someone said Steak and Shake! :) I remember Katie as the hostess of Top Chef Season 1. Padma is better. Liss1 8 years :drool: I have to try this! Now i am starving :) mjlover 8 years looks sooooooo good :) psychobabble 8 years Wow does that make me want to go to Steak & Shake for a patty melt! Amesabelle 8 years Is there anyway that Yumsugar could add a 'printable version' option when you post recipes? dcfashionista 8 years It looks good but I try to use ground turkey instead of ground beef in my recipes lately. vitisva 8 years I've been making these for months now without having heard of this bodiezeffa 8 years This looks SO good!! I wish I had one (or 3) in front of me right now! indieglam 8 years Oh, this looks amazing. I'm so trying it!