Do you remember the old comic strip Blondie? It had a character by the name Dagwood Bumstead that used to make these enormous sandwiches with multiple layers of meat, cheese, other ingredients and slices of bread. This sandwich became famous as the dagwood and can still be found on many menus.
The beauty of a Dagwood burger
A Dagwood burger is the ultimate hunger busting meal – it’s not a sandwich for the faint of heart. Also, those who are counting carbohydrates, steer way clear of of even attempting to eat a dagwood. Your mind will explode at the amount of calories consumed with one such sandwich!
It’s that typical weekend kind of thing to prepare. This sandwich has many components, is so versatile and can be adjusted to enjoy all your favourite sandwich toppings all in one. In the nineties these sandwiches were very popular at take-away cafe’s and street-food vendors. You were able to find all kinds with various fillings, various sizes and various types of bread.
Dagwood Burger Recipe
Yield 4 Dagwoods
My Dagwood recipe is a typical breakfast inspired Dagwood, incorporating eggs, bacon, onions, cheese and beef burger patties. Don't be frightened by the size of this sandwich - it's supposed to be huge! Just embrace and enjoy.
- 500g beef mince
- 1/4 cup mayonaise
- 4 rolls, toasted
- 4 bacon strips, cooked and drained
- 4 slices cheese
- 4 slices tomato
- 4 slices onion
- 8 slices pickle
- Season mince and shape into four patties.
- Pan-fry to desired doneness; drain.
- Spread mayo over bread.
- Top each slice with a beef patty, bacon, cheese, tomato, onion, and pickle.
- Secure with a toothpick.
- Serve with additional sauces if desired.
Dagwood Bumstead: Rap Genious, n.d., Olive on a toothpick, Dagwood Bumstead, viewed on 24 June 2014, from http://rapgenius.com/Aesop-rock-homemade-mummy-lyrics#note-915058