After having posted the recipe for Hamburgers in Cheese Sauce the other day, I decided what the heck, lets go ahead and try it! I used premade hamburger patties, so I could only fit six into a 9×14 pan. Each was topped with a slice of onion, salt & pepper, and we baked them as directed. Next we went to work on the cheese sauce.
I realized after I was fully committed to this project that I had forgotten to buy cream of celery soup. Oops, typical me, I had to improvise. I mixed 1/2 cup of milk, 1/2 cup of chicken stock and 1 T of corn starch together. We then added the dry mustard, chili sauce (I used Cholula) and grated cheese. I forgot the Worcestershire sauce, but it was fine because the Cholula is pretty snappy.
We put it on the stove over medium heat and stirred it frequently. The sauce became very smooth, creamy and cheesy. This took a little less time than the baking time of 20 minutes for the burgers. Then we poured the whole shebang over the burgers and returned them to the oven.
I forgot to take a photo once they were on the buns. The sauce was snappy and as it cooled became a little thicker. The burgers were well, well done, so if you like yours a bit more rare and tender, bake them for more like 10 minutes, then 10 minutes with the sauce. We also didn’t have a side dish, because these were filling. All in all, I’d say they were good.