View Full Version : Squeeze burger with cheese? Coming right up...

07-22-2014, 10:21 PM
If you've watched "Triple D" on the Food Network - you may have caught an episode about a place here in Sacramento called the Squeeze Inn. I have been going there since I was a kid, way before they ever become more popular because of their spotlight being on the show. Good burgers, awesome steak tacos. With popularity comes having to rush more orders and the quality has dipped a little bit compared to the old days. So I attempted to slow down and do it right, the way I remember it.

I bought my Waring indoor griddle recently and have been putting it through it's paces. For those who want one, it's a WGR024 and it is simply awesome. I figured it was time to cook me up a good ole cheese skirt.

80/20 Angus - Check
Mild Cheddar - Coarsely Shredded - Check
Bad Ass Burger Spatula - Check
325 Degree Griddle - Check
Butter Flavored Oil - Check
Oakridge Santa Maria Rub - Check
Dome + Ice - Check
Yummy for my Tummy - DOUBLE CHECK!


Topped with a little chipotle mayo - kept it simple tonight. I've done this with bacon, lettuce, avocado and thousand island. OMG - even better, but more work and I was hungry. Very tasty, great crust, excellent flavor even when keeping the toppings simple. I much prefer smashing the patties over pre-forming. They are tender, juicy and cook quickly. Nothing beats a griddle burger in my book!

07-22-2014, 10:26 PM
Wow. Looks amazing.

07-22-2014, 10:32 PM
That looks great...

07-22-2014, 10:37 PM
It's too late at night to be makin' people hawngry like that! :-D

07-22-2014, 10:46 PM
That's a mini skirt. Mo cheese on mine please. :grin:

07-22-2014, 10:48 PM
I was trying to prevent a late night heart attack so I kept the cheese a bit lighter to prevent waste. That's almost half a bag of shredded cheese or one handful. lol.

07-22-2014, 11:55 PM
You Sacramento guys and your cheese skirts...

It sure looks nice, and I like how that little Waring unit seems to work well

07-22-2014, 11:59 PM
You're killing me smalls! That looks so farkin good!

07-23-2014, 12:02 AM
Just had one in Tracy this weekend. Looks good.

07-23-2014, 07:44 AM
I'm at my desk staring at your burger, dreaming about the sizzle it's making on the flat top, the saapsssshh it made when you flipped it, the smell of the cheese getting browned, and the awesomeness when you bit into it.

07-23-2014, 07:53 AM
Yup, yup, yup......the store near the original Orange Shack still does pretty good.....downtown's kinda off.....MORE CHEESE.....heart attack be dammed !!!

Really, nice fix-up.....griddle burgers w/ the cheese skirt are the bomb !!!!

Did you slap a little ice in there to steam, couldn't tell?

Oh, nevermind....."Dome + Ice - Check"

Good Show !!!!!

07-23-2014, 08:05 AM
Awesome! That griddle sure is cool.

07-23-2014, 08:05 AM
Looks perfect!I need that now

07-23-2014, 08:40 AM
damn it that loosk good, now I'm ready for lunch.. wait its only 9..

07-23-2014, 11:30 AM
That sure looks like a tasty burger. :thumb:

You farker...now I need one of them griddles too! :razz:

Team DD
07-23-2014, 02:39 PM
Looks amazing. I love cooking on those myself. I am thinking of getting a griddle for my outdoor cooker after seeing this.

07-23-2014, 03:03 PM
I suppose you and Guy will hang out all the time now. Great looking burger, how far do you do delivery?

07-23-2014, 03:25 PM

07-23-2014, 03:50 PM
Oh that looks just awesome! I have been seeing a lot about these flat grills on here lately. What is the price tag on one of those if you don't mind me asking? I tried to do a little google search but they wanted to call me with a quote. More curious than looking to purchase at this point.

07-23-2014, 03:55 PM
Man, I could go for a couple of those right now (and one of those griddles)!

07-23-2014, 04:03 PM
The Waring WGR140 griddle is around $370 from Amazon.com. An alternative is the Vantco EG16, which you can find here:


07-23-2014, 04:09 PM
What do you do with the griddle when you are not using it to make great burgers? So many neat tools like this I would love to have, but just can't justify the once a month use or place to store them.

07-23-2014, 04:14 PM
I cook breakfast, veggies, warm (cook fresh) tortillas, cook steaks, cook chicken, grill sandwiches, cheese steaks, grilling meat, fajitas, fried rice, fried tacos, grilled burritos, etc. I've even used it on low to warm a couple of half steam trays with food in them. If it's not liquid based, you can probably cook it on the griddle since it has a wide temp range.

07-23-2014, 04:53 PM
If I did all that stuff on the griddle, I could sell my BBQ stuff. Wait...

07-23-2014, 06:23 PM
Looks as good as the real thing to me! Did you throw the toothpick in the ceiling like you do at the Squeeze Inn?? Here is a shot I took when I went there...


07-23-2014, 06:50 PM
haha. Nope, no toothpicks. You picture reminds me that they use a pretty good bun. I normally get a squeeze with cheese and bacon. Jalapeņos are a nice touch. I'll be happier when I can replicate their tacos than their burger. I'm almost there! :)