Burger Club: Award-Winning Logan County Burger

Logan County Burger

This month’s Burger Club burger is Katie Lee’s Logan County Burger which won the Burger Bash in NYC at the Food and Wine Festival. The Logan County burger is similar to a patty melt sandwich, although I’m not sure exactly what makes it a burger or a patty melt. In fact, I’ve never eaten a patty melt before. I’ve seen them on lots of menus, but always ordered something else. I think I’ve been missing out.

This burger was a hit with my family. One of my twins wanted to give it 3.5 stars, the other wanted more stars so he could give it a 9 star rating. My oldest son whined about the onions on the burger. My husband said it was really good and he would definitely eat it again (which is pretty high praise from him.) I thought it tasted like a delightful combination of a thin slice of grilled meat loaf  on a crispy, gooey grilled cheese sandwich.

I’m giving this burger 3.5 stars. Not only did I love the burger, I loved how quick and easy the recipe is.  I cooked the burgers on my electric griddle and the thin burgers were cooked within minutes, a couple of minutes to grill the bread and melt the cheese and dinner is served. This would be a great meal to serve on a busy night.

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Burger Club: Award-Winning Logan County Burger

Yield: 6 burgers


  • 1 pound ground beef (85 percent lean) *
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 medium yellow onion, half grated, the other half thinly sliced
  • ¼ 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 *


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.

*I used 1/4 lb. of beef for each burger and medium cheddar cheese


from The Comfort Table by Katie Lee


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  1. Megan says

    I like the idea of a burger club. Lind of perfect right now! I'll have to try this burger. I like quick and delicious! I'm geared up for baking this weekend! You ready?

  2. Katie@Cozydelicious says

    Yum! This looks fantastic. And yes… patty melts – awesome! You have been missing out for sure. My mom always made them with swiss cheese and rye bread and they were so, so good!

  3. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says

    OK Mum I'm really drooling now! Your description of the burger is making my stomach protest! 😀

  4. tasteofbeirut says

    This is a classic and delicious burger than my son would devour in seconds and (forget totally his vow of vegetarianism).

  5. Asha @ FSK says

    i looovee burgers!! this looks fantastic and definitely something you can eat easily in company!! thanks for the recipe B!

  6. Sophie says

    waw!! I love the ingredinets you added with the meat!! I love good burgers like that!!

    MMMMMMMM,…lovely food!

  7. Memória says

    ¡Es como una albóndiga grande! jaja Espero probar esta receta. Me encanta la foto. La hamburguesa se ve muy rica.

  8. Sue Sparks says

    I've had a patty melt quite a few times at restaurants:) It's a cooked ground beef patty with cheese, on rye bread, grilled. It may have onions too:) Yours looks deeeelicious!

  9. sweetlife says

    My hubby would love these…they look tasty, i love patty melts..and these burger on toasted bread, yummy


  10. Faith says

    I've been wanting to make this burger ever since I first saw it in Katie's book! I'm glad your family loved, now I know I have to make it! :)

  11. Kim says

    This looks like a great burger to me! I'm planning on trying them make them too. I know my husband and I would love it.

  12. Antonella-Vera55 says

    I like this hamburger recipe.I'm not able to cook hamburgers like you ,thank you for sharing

  13. The Double Dipped Life says

    I just looked at your picture again… are those sweet potato fries? How funny…that's what I served with mine too!! :)

  14. The Double Dipped Life says

    I did this recipe as well, and loved it! Loved the simple seasonings that made the burger burst with flavor! Yum!

  15. Jessica says

    I have The Comfort Table and have drooled over this burger. That toasty, buttery bread just looks delicious!