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Jalapeño Fontina Cheese Burgers

May 20, 2015

These are the most delicious burgers ever! Perfect for the upcoming long weekend…

  • 1 pound ground beef

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • 3 large jalapenos, sliced in half and deseeded
  • 4 to 5 garlic cloves, with skin on, wrapped in aluminum foil
  • Drizzle of olive oil
  • Salt
  • ½ cup cilantro

Add the jalapenos cut side down onto a lined cookie sheet. Add the wrapped garlic cloves. Drizzle the olive oil over the peppers and sprinkle some salt. Roast for 20 to 30 minutes until the peppers are soft. Take out of oven and let cool. Scrape the skin off the peppers. Squeeze the garlic out of the skins and add to small processor. Add the peppers and cilantro. Process till smooth. Add to the ground meat. Add some salt and mix well. Form into four patties and let sit for an hour or so.

  • 4 slices Fontina cheese
  • 4 ciabatta rolls

Jalapeno Mayonnaise

  • ¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons chopped pickled jalapenos

Add the yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic powder, salt and jalapenos in a small bowl. Mix well and serve with burgers and rolls.

Assemble the cooked burgers with melted fontina onto the toasted buns with the jalapeno mayonnaise.

Thai Style Cheeseburgers with Lime Cilantro Mayo

March 9, 2015

My love of Asian cuisine continues with these delicious cheeseburgers.. they are really good. Feel free to marinate the meat overnight for extra yummy flavor and serve them with oven baked fries!

  • 1 pound grass fed ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon grated galangal or fresh ginger
  • 3 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup basil, chopped
  • 1/3 cup mint, chopped
  • Zest of one lime
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, smashed and chopped
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoons oil

Transfer all the ingredients to a bowl. Mix well and let sit for a couple of hours in the fridge. Take out half an hour before cooking. Form into 4 to 6 patties, depending how big you want the burgers.

Heat a frying pan with the oil and cook the burgers to the desired doneness. Top with cheese and serve on toasted rolls.

  • 4 to 6 ciabatta rolls, sliced and toasted
  • 4 to 6 cheddar slices
  • Baby spinach

Lime Cilantro Mayo

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • Zest of one lime
  • Juice of one lime
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Mix all the ingredients in a small bowl and serve with the cheeseburgers.

Herbed Cheeseburgers

May 13, 2014

These burgers are absolutely delicious… filled with herbs and something different- ricotta cheese. It makes a delicious , tender burger…. perfect for the grill…

  • 1 pound grass fed ground beef
  •  ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup dill, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1/3 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Cheddar slices

Transfer the cilantro, parsley, dill, jalapeno and green onions to a food processor. Add the processed herbs to a medium bowl. Add the ground beef, ricotta cheese, salt and egg. Mix well and form into 4 to 6 patties- depending on the desired size.  Cook the burger patties and top with cheese. Serve on Ciabatta rolls.

Roasted Shallot and Dill Cheese Burgers

December 4, 2013
  • 1 large shallot, ends cut off
  • 3 garlic cloves, ends cut off

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the shallot and garlic cloves on a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle a bit of oil and roast in oven for 30 to 40 minutes, till soft. Take out of foil and cool. Squeeze the garlic and shallot out of the skin and chop if needed. Add to the ground turkey.

  • 1 pound dark meat ground turkey
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cheddar cheese slices
  • 4 ciabatta rolls, sliced

Transfer the ground turkey, roasted shallot, roasted garlic, cilantro, mint, dill, egg and salt into a bowl. Mix well and form into four patties. Grill or cook the burgers on the stovetop. Top with cheese and place on ciabatta rolls. Dress the burgers with tomato, lettuce and mayonnaise.

Gorgonzola and Pancetta Burger

October 14, 2012

Gorgozola and Pancetta Burgers

This is one of my favorite burgers I have made in a long time. I make burgers all the time and try to come up with new combinations. This one is a combination of some delicious flavors including pancetta and fresh thyme. I made the burgers even more delicious by stuffing them with gorgonzola cheese…

  • ½ cup pancetta, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small shallots, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 pound grass fed ground beef
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup crumbled gorgonzola
  • 4 Ciabatta rolls
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Lettuce

Heat a small frying pan with the pancetta. Add the oil and sauté on medium heat for a minute. Add the shallots, garlic and fresh thyme. Saute on medium heat for 5 to 6 minutes. Take off the heat and let cool. Add the mixture to the ground beef. Add salt and egg and mix well.
Divide the mixture into four parts. Take each part and form a ball. Flatten it and add 2 tablespoons of cheese in the middle. Fold the meat over the cheese and form a patty. Repeat and make three more patties. Cook on the grill or cook top. Serve on a Ciabatta roll with tomatoes and lettuce.

Greek Style Turkey Burgers

September 24, 2012

Greek Style Turkey Burgers

  • 2 pounds dark meat ground turkey
  • ½ cup pitted kalamata olives
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 medium shallot, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten

Process the olives, oregano, garlic and shallot in a food processor till chopped well. Add the mixture to the ground turkey with the salt. Add the eggs and mix well. Transfer the mixture to the fridge for a couple of hours.
Form into 8 patties and keep aside.
Grill the burgers till cooked well inside.

Tzatziki Sauce

  • ½ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup grated cucumber with excess water squeezed out
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • Juice of half a lemon
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons salt

Mix the yogurt, garlic, lemon juice and sauce in a small bowl. Assemble burgers on toasted ciabatta rolls with a generous dollop of Tzatziki sauce and serve.

Caramelized Onion and Thyme Burgers with Gorgonzola Sauce

September 17, 2012

Caramelized Oniona Burger

  • 2 pounds ground grass fed beef
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Heat a small nonstick frying pan with the oil and butter. Add the onion and sauté on medium heat. Cook for about 15 minutes till the onion is soft and translucent. Add the thyme and salt. Cook for another 5 minutes. Take off heat and keep aside.

  • 1 small garlic head with top cut off
  • Drizzle of olive oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the garlic head onto a piece of aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil. Wrap securely and roast in oven for 30 minutes. Take out of oven and let cool.

Add the caramelized onion and roasted garlic into the ground beef. Add salt to taste and form into 5 to 7 patties.

Gorgonzola Cheese

  • ¼ cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme, chopped
  • ¼ cup Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Mix the ingredients in a small bowl and keep aside. Grill the patties as desired and form the burgers topped with the Gorgonzola sauce.