Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Get Grillin

I am in seventh heaven right now because my son and his wife are visiting. I truly lucked out when my son had the good sense to marry someone who was not only smart, kind, and beautiful but also a fantastic cook! We are eating well and it's such a treat to have a guest chef in the kitchen!

Until just recently they were in Asia for quite some time so one of the things they were craving was burgers. My daughter-in-law saw this dish on the food network and adapted it for us. Very yummy indeed!

Stuffed Burgers with Sharp Cheddar, Bacon and Caramelized Onion

1 1/2 lbs. ground chuck
salt and pepper
Frank's Hot Sauce (or your favorite)
Chunk of sharp cheddar, shredded
1/2 onion, diced
4 slices of bacon, diced
4 whole wheat hamburger rolls
Butter for buns

Put meat in shallow dish and salt and pepper, some hot sauce and mix gently. (don't overwork the meat)
form 8 patties

Meanwhile, in skillet, brown bacon--remove to drain on paper towels. Remove all but a tablespoon of bacon grease. Sauté onion in bacon grease until translucent.

On four patties, place some cheese, bacon and onion and then top with remaining patties, sealing the edges all around. Grill on hot grill about 4 minutes per side. Remove burgers and let them "settle" for about five minutes while you grill the buttered buns.

Enjoy with anther decadent treat, sweet potato tater tots--The brand is Alexia--look for them at your grocery store--they're darn good :-)