For a long time, the Western Bacon Cheeseburger from Carl’s Jr. was my favorite burger ever. I usually would eat it after long, difficult rehearsals or performances, to get my energy back. (I know, I’m soooo bad to my body! But I’m better now, I promise! ) So I figured, why not make a sushi similar to my favorite burger! Obviously there are several differences (onions instead of onion rings, steak instead of hamburger meat) but this creation does taste surprisingly good!
Makes 6 rolls, or 36-48 pieces.
- 6 sheets nori
- 3 cups sumeshi
- 1 1.5 pound flank steak
- 1 clove garlic, halved
- salt, pepper, garlic powder
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 medium potato
- olive oil
- 1 onion
- 6 “single” slices of American or cheddar cheese
- 12 strips of bacon
- BBQ sauce
- Cook sumeshi.
- Trim any excess fat from the flank steak.
- Pat the surface of the flank steak dry with a paper towel, then rub with the cut side of the clove of garlic. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Melt the butter in a skillet that is big enough to hold the flank steak. Put the flank steak in the skillet, and cook over medium-high heat until it is browned on the outside but still pink in the center.
- Remove the flank steak from the skillet and cover loosely with foil.
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Wash and peel the potato, and slice into 1/4″ x 1/4″ strips.
- Place the strips on a baking sheet and brush with olive oil.
- Sprinkle with salt and garlic powder.
- Bake for 25 minutes, rearranging the french fries halfway through so they don’t burn.
- Or if you prefer, you can always buy some fries from your favorite fast food restaurant. Works just as well.
- Fry you bacon as crispy as you like it.
- Slice the onion into rings, cut these in half.
- Slice the cheese into thin slices, about 1.5 inches wide.
- Roll the sushi, using a couple of strips of flank steak, onion, french fries, bacon, and cheese as your fillings.
- Serve with BBQ sauce. Enjoy!