Celebrate National Cheeseburger Day in These Three Affordable Ways!

The classic American cheeseburger has been around for nearly 100 years, making it a favorite meal in homes and restaurants across the communities Dollar General serves. To help customers celebrate National Cheeseburger Day on Monday, September 18, Dollar General Easy Meals provides a list of great cheeseburger recipes for the whole family to enjoy. Find three Easy Meal recipes here or access more by visiting www.dollargeneral.com/easymeals.

Classic Beef Burger

1 lb. ground beef
1-½  tsp. steak seasoning blend
4 hamburger buns, split
4 slices cheese (such as cheddar, American, swiss, etc.)
4 lettuce leaves
4 tomato slices
Toppings (such as ketchup, mustard, onion slices, pickles)

  1. Combine ground beef and steak seasoning in large bowl, mixing lightly but thoroughly. Lightly shape into 1/2-inch-thick patties.
  2. Place patties on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill, covered 8-10 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, 7-9 minutes) until instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into center registers 160°F, turning occasionally. About 2 minutes before burgers are done, place buns, cut sides down, on grill. Grill until lightly toasted. During last minute of grilling, top each burger with cheese slice.
  3. Line bottom of each bun with lettuce leaf; top with tomato slice, burger, and toppings, as desired. Close sandwiches.
Cheeseburger Casserole

No-Stick Cooking Spray
1-1/2 lbs. extra-lean ground beef (95% lean)
¾ cup chopped onion
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
2 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 (14.5-oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2 cup ketchup
3 Tbsp. finely chopped dill pickles
1 Tbsp. yellow mustard
1 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
5 refrigerated, large reduced-fat biscuits, quartered

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 13”x9” glass baking dish with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. Heat large skillet over medium-high heat; add beef, onion and black pepper. Cook 5-7 minutes or until meat is crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally; drain.
  3. Sprinkle flour over cooked beef; stir to combine. Add undrained tomatoes, ketchup, pickles and mustard to skillet; Mix until blended.
  4. Place meat mixture in prepared dish; sprinkle with cheese and top with biscuit pieces. Bake 15 minutes or until biscuits are fully cooked and golden brown and cheese is melted. Serve immediately.
Inside-Out Bacon Burgers

1 lb. lean ground beef
4 KRAFT® Singles, cut into Quarters
2 tsp. OSCAR MAYAER® Real Bacon Bits
4 Clover Valley® Hamburger Buns, toasted
¼ cup PHILADELPHIA® Bacon Cream Cheese Spread
1 plum tomato, cut into 8 thin slices
4 lettuce leaves

  1. HEAT grill to medium-high heat.
  2. SHAPE meat into 8 (1/4-inch thick) patties. Top each of the 4 patties with 4 Singles pieces and ½ tsp. bacon; cover with remaining patties. Pinch edges together to seal.
  3. Grill 6-7 minutes on each side or until done (160°F.)
  4. Spread bottom halves of buns with cream cheese spread. Fill buns with burgers and remaining ingredients.