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Carl's Jr. Famous Star™!
Serving Size: 1


Cooking Directions:
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1/4 pound ground chuck
1 large sesame-seed bun
1 tablespoon Kraft® mayonnaise -- divided
1 tablespoon Heinz® ketchup
1/2 tablespoon Heinz® hamburger relish (the red stuff)
3 Vlasic® hamburger slices
1 tomato slice - (to 2)
3 white onion rings - (to 4)
1 handful chopped lettuce

Pre-Prepare your Condiments: Mix 1 tablespoon ketchup with 1/2 tablespoon
relish, set aside. Chop the lettuce; you'll need a handful per burger.
Thinly slice the tomato and onion. You'll need 1 to 2 tomato slices, and
3 to 4 rings of fresh onion. (These amounts are for each Famous Star®)

Preparing the beef: On waxed paper, hamburg into 5 inch round pattiy.
Freeze for at least an hour. Keep any spares frozen until needed.
Obviously you'll do this in advance.

Preparing the bun(s): When cooking time draws near, toast the faces of
the bun (top and bottom) on a 375 degree electric griddle. They should be
an even tan color.

Cooking your Famous Star®: Preheat either an outdoor gas barbecue, or an
indoor electric one. After it is pre-heated, place a still-frozen beef
patty on the grill, pressing down firmly for 4 to 5 seconds (this will get
you the grill marks). Salt liberally. Cook for 3 minutes (gas) or 5 to 6
minutes (electric). Eyeball it -- if it looks ready to turn, turn it.

While the beef is cooking, dress your bun as follows.

Top Half: Your pre-mixed special sauce (ketchup and relish); 1/2
tablespoon mayonnaise.

Bottom Half: 1/2 tablespoon mayonnaise; 3 pickle slices; 1 handful of
chopped iceberg lettuce; 1 to 2 tomato slices; 3 to 4 fresh rings of

Turn the beef patty over, press down firmly with a spatula for 3 to 4
seconds, and salt liberally. (Don't be afraid to have a few flames
"kiss" the burger...they are charbroiled)

Place the cooked beef patty on the dressed bottom bun, add the top, and
BAM -- a Carl's Jr® Famous Star™!

This recipe yields 1 Carl's Jr® Famous Star™!

Comments: This classic hamburger is truly the signature burger on the
menu at Carl's Jr®, and has been since it's introduction in 1945. THIS is
a great, all-American hamburger!

Want to make a Carl's Jr® All-Star™? After placing the beef on the bottom
bun, add a slice of real Amercian cheese on top of the patty, then 2
slices of cooked bacon before placing the top bun on (criss-cross the
bacon in an X pattern).

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