National Fast Food Day | Copycat Krystal Burgers
Welcome to National Fast Food Day! It’s been a very long time since I’ve had fast food, but I certainly don’t mind enjoying some of the homemade variety. I think White Castle burgers are more popular; they are packaged in the freezer section of your local grocery store, there is a whole movie centered around them, but here in Tampa, Krystal Burgers reign supreme. And anyway, they are basically the same thing.
The only thing I would change about Krystal/White Castle burgers would be to make them a little bigger. ‘Cause bite-size foods are usually so cute and awesome and make you want to eat more of them (both a good and bad thing), but come on now. Delicious greasy burgers deserve to be bigger than palm-size.
In my opinion, the best condiment on burgers is mustard so feel free to add that, or whatever else you feel like. These are homemade Krystal/White Castle burgers and you need to go with it. Enjoy!
Copycat Krystal Burgers
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1 package dry onion soup mix
- 1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup whole milk
- 1/2 white onion, finely chopped
- Hawaiian sandwich rolls, tops separated from bottoms
- Sliced cheddar cheese
- Condiments, as desired
- Preheat the oven to 350*F. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, soup mix, peanut butter, and milk.
- On a baking sheet, spread out the hamburger mixture in an even layer, about 1/2 inch thick. Put diced onions all around the edges. Bake for 25 minutes.
- Remove from oven, spoon onions from edges onto meat, top with cheese slices. Bake until cheese is melted, about 5-7 minutes. Add the tops of the rolls and bake another 5 minutes.
- Remove burgers from oven, put any additional condiments or toppings on the bottom of the rolls, cut the burgers into squares underneath the top rolls and pair with bottom half.