Looking for great summer recipes, my Aunt Lynn showed me a Summer recipe that my Grandpa Irv used to make. They are messy and fatty, but that is why they are so good.

I am not a fan of raw onions. Whenever I eat them everything tastes like onions, and my fingers smell all day. This recipe called for raw onions, so I chopped mine up fine and cooked them just a little in order to soften the onion flavor.

Also, the pickles have to be kosher (hey my Grandpa specified that in the recipe!), but anything else you can play with, like the cheese. I like the smooth melt of the muenster cheese, some prefer cheddar…….do what you like.

The thing to remember is to make sure the burgers soak in the chili to aid the flavor. I soak them all night long. Don't put the onions in too far ahead, otherwise, they take over.

Otherwise, here is what you need:

  • 1-2  lb burger
  • 3 cans no beans chili (My Grandpa Irv liked beans, I do not, up to you here)
  • slices of cheese (whatever you fancy)
  • sliced pickles (must be kosher, my Grandpa lived in New York)
  • mustard
  • chopped onions (I chop mine really fine)
  • buns


Grill or fry burger (prefer grill), then drop it into chili and cook with the chili for about 10 minutes. Take chili and burgers out, put them in a container, and let them sit overnight in the fridge.

Dump chili contents back into the pan, heat up, and serve on a bun with cheese on the bottom, a little chili on top, add two small pickles or one long sliced (cut in half), mustard then chopped onions. Serve.

Ok, if you make this, let me know.

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