Double-Double: Animal & Protein Style

Prep: 15 min / Cook: 10 mins / Total: 25 mins / Servings: 4

IngredientsCaloriesFatProteinCarbsFiberSA'sNet Carbs
1 1/2 lb (681g)  ground beef1729.5136.2115.770000
1 small (110g)  onion440110208
2 tbsp (30g)  yellow mustard24.751.171.482.921.201.72
1 tbsp (14g)  light oil/fat (such as lard, olive or ghee)1201200000
8 slices (168g)  american cheese63052.3337.182.75002.75
1/4 cup (62.5g)  thousand island dressing231.2522.7510.509.5
1/4 cup (38.75g)  pickle slices4.750.251.500.5
16 large leaves (288g)  iceberg lettuce40048404
salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste0000000
Totals:2824.25223.7g160.43g34.67g8.2g0g26.47g
Per Serving:706.0655.93g40.11g8.67g2.05g0g6.62g *

Method:

  1. Form 8 thin 3-oz hamburger patties from the ground beef.
  2. Cut the onion into 4 wedges. Chop one of the wedges into fairly fine chopped onions and set aside. Slice the other 3 wedges into thin slices of onion. Also set aside.
  3. Combine the finely chopped onions and mustard and blend together. Season the outside of the burgers with salt and pepper, then liberally coat with the onion/mustard mixture.
  4. Heat a flat-top griddle (or two large skillets) over medium heat. Once hot, spread some light oil or lard around the griddle and quickly place your 8 burgers down onto the hot greased surface. Let them sear.
  5. Also, add the sliced onions to the griddle, with a little bit of salt and pepper. Stir them, occasionally.
  6. While the burgers sear, lay down 4 piles of lettuce leaves, each consisting of two thick heavy lettuce leaves.
  7. When the burgers are seared, flip them over and sear the other side. Allow them to sear until they are just under medium-well. If you'd like, you can add the cheese while on the grill and melt it over the hot burger (I don't like melted cheese on my griddle ... it's harder to clean and I'm lazy ... so I add it cold).
  8. Place a burger on each small pile of lettuce. Place a slice of cheese, then another burger patty, then another slice of cheese. Top with a hefty smattering of thousand island dressing, pickle slices and hot grilled onions.
  9. Place the final lettuce leaves on top, call a friend and ... EAT UP!