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Star Cheeseburger

A Star Cheeseburger adds a bit of whimsy to a basic burger for children and happy adults. All it requires is a star-shaped pastry cutter and two easy-to-make spreads.
Servings: 8


  • 8 hamburger buns split
  • romaine lettuce
  • tomato slices
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 pounds 900 grams ground beef
  • 8 cheese slices cut to star shape using a pastry cutter


  • Shape ground beef into eight 1/2-inch-thick patties.
  • Cook patties in frying pan, or barbecue grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, uncovered, 11 to 13 minutes to medium doneness (160 degrees) or until centers are no longer pink and juices show no pink color; turn once. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.
  • Meanwhile prepare BBQ Ketchup Spread or Honey-mustard Spread.
  • Cut shapes from cheese slices, using star-shaped cookie cutter.
  • Approximately 1 minute before burgers are done, place cheese stars on top of burgers.
  • Spread cut surfaces of buns with desired spread. Place lettuce and tomato on bottom of each bun, as desired. Top with burger.

BBQ Ketchup Spread

  • In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup ketchup and 2 Tbsp prepared barbecue sauce. Makes approximately 1/3 cup

Honey-mustard Spread

  • In a small bowl, combine 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 1/4 cup prepared honey mustard. Makes approximately 1/2 cup.