After seeing Ted’s Restaurant featured twice on the Travel Channel, once on Hamburger Paradise and again on Man vs. Food, I’ve been wanting to try one badly. All of that oozing cheese has been calling my name. For those you are unfamiliar with the method, Ted’s steams their patties and cheese in custom made cabinets of steamy goodness. They prepare the patty and cheese in separate tins and then combine them resulting in a wildly delicious looking burger.
You can’t deny how amazing that cheese looks! Whoa.
I don’t plan on heading to Connecticut any time soon and Ted’s claims they are the only restaurant to serve burgers this way so I thought why not try this using the steaming capabilities of the Ninja Cooking System.
This turned out to be a quick and easy to way to enjoy a unique tasting burger that many people haven’t tried before. I did miss the char of a grilled burger, but the cheese and moistness of the burger made up for that. While I won’t say that this is the only way I’ll eat my burgers now, I will say that it is definitely a technique I’ll use again.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
Learn how to cook Ted's Steamed Cheeseburgers at home using the Ninja Cooking System.
- Cut up a few pieces of cheese off the block and place in a metal tin. (I used a metal measuring cup I had which seemed to work well.)
- Season your burgers to your liking. I typically only use salt pepper and maybe some seasoning salt or onion/garlic powder depending on my mood.
- Add one cup of water to the Ninja and put it on high.
- Insert the rack and add the burger and cheese. Since this was a test I only did one burger, but I'm sure you could do 2-3 at a time if you wanted to.
- Cook burger for 7-10 minutes for medium.