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Cheesy Shoestring Burgers

Cheesy Shoestring Burgers are a delicious twist on the classic burger. Enjoy a juicy patty topped with Tillamook sharp cheddar and crispy shoestring potatoes. A winner!

45minserves 8


For The Shoestring Potatoes

  • 2 russet potatoes

  • 1 white onion

  • 1 cup of vegetable oil for frying, or more as needed

For the Burgers

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 pound ground pork

  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt

  • Black pepper, to taste

  • Brioche rolls or hamburger buns, lightly toasted

  • Butter or Bib Lettuce

  • Mayo and mustard to taste


  • Takibi Fire and Grill

  • Coal Bed

  • Barbecue Box (Alternative)

  • Flat Burner Cast Iron Oven

  1. Peel the potatoes and shred them on a box grater or thinly slice with a knife or vegetable peeler. Rinse them in a bowl of cold water, pour out the cloudy water, and repeat until the water is clear. Just before frying, drain them in a colander and dry them by squeezing between clean absorbent dish towels. Drying allows them to fry crisp and brown. Next, pour oil into a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and fry the potatoes until they’re golden brown. Transfer the potatoes to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt. If needed, work in small batches.

  2. Make the meat mixture in a large bowl. Combine both ground meats with salt and pepper to combine. Form the meat into 8 thin patties.

  3. Grill the patties in batches on a preheated grill until between medium and medium rare. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Flip the patties after a few minutes and continue to cook on the opposite side. As they approach your desired temperature, add a slice of Tillamook Cheddar Cheese and gently melt by covering the patties with a lid for approximately 15-30 seconds.

  4. To assemble, add mayo and mustard to the buns. Starting from the bottom, add lettuce, tomato, a generous helping of shoestring fries, then the burger patty. Finally add the top bun. Repeat with the remaining burgers. Serve immediately and savor the summer moment at its finest.