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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.

Mint and Ginger Burgers with Cilantro Mayonnaise

September 1, 2010

Ginger Mint Burger These burgers hold a special place in my heart- why you ask- well, because this was the first time my daughter started eating burgers! She does not like sandwiches- they only one she will eat is a jam sandwich. I don’t make it for her very often since it offers hardly any food value.

I made this for a barbecue and she had been outside playing all day and came in completely famished and ready to pounce on dinner. I had planned on giving her grilled sausages with corn since I knew she was not keen on the hamburgers- but surprise, surprise- she picked up a burger and started eating it.

I made these simply with ground turkey, ginger and some fresh mint and cilantro. I flavored them with salt and garam masala. I also whipped up a quick cilantro mayonnaise with lots of fresh cilantro, green onions and lemon juice. It is amazing how much different a few key ingredients can make a huge difference- the mayo was delicious.

My daughter had the burger with baby spinach but no mayo. She loved it and announced that she will be eating burgers from now on. I am thrilled- yet another food group had been added to her vast collection.

Try these burger this weekend- they are quick, easy and delicious…
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Italian Style Burgers

August 30, 2010

Italian Burgers I loved eating and making these burgers. Summer is almost done and I feel like grilling and eating all sorts of fresh produce. I had been busy all day Friday and we didn’t have any plans for dinner. We got home around five and I decided to grill burgers, roast some potato wedges and make a salad- simple summertime meal.

I still had to go and buy some ground beef. Usually I prefer turkey meat due to health reason but I decided to go look for grass fed ground beef. Before going shopping, I peeled and cooked the potatoes. I chopped basil, thyme and rosemary for the burgers. I minced garlic and grated a shallot. Once I got the meat and rolls, I simply added the chopped ingredients and that was it- I was done. My husband had asked me to purchase the ready to grill patties but I can’t get myself to do that. I have no idea what is in there.. especially the meat quality. I prefer to make my own- especially since it doesn’t take very long at all.

We grilled the burgers and ate a delicious, simple summer meal… I can’t believe it is almost done. Make this recipe this weekend…
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A Father’s Day Gift: Chorizo and Ground Beef Burger with Guacamole and Oven Fries

June 16, 2009

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This recipe is a keeper. The burger is extremely flavorful- I mixed some fresh chorizo to it. Chorizo is one of my all time favorite ingredients to use- it is pork sausage mixed with garlic, paprika and lots of other yummy things- depending on where you buy it.  Adding chorizo is a great way to make a ordinary burger extremely special- you don’t have to do anything else except shape them up and throw them on the grill. My husband loves southwestern flavors- we had people coming over for a barbeque and he requested the meal to echo those flavors.. I immediately thought of guacamole and monterey jack cheese. I thought both things will be great as toppings for the burgers. I bought pepper jack cheese for the adults and the regular one for the kids. My daughter, of course, being the odd one out- doesn’t eat sandwiches- so she ate the burger on it’s own. I cooked corn on the cob for the kids since the corn salad had a bite to it. I had to make my favorite and staple, oven fries- they are always a hit. I love potatoes and love to cook them in a healthy way so I can eat lots of them! All the kids loved them- guess who doesn’t eat potatoes- yup, you guessed it- Sia!

I think this would be a great menu for fathers day. I will be posting a corn salad recipe tomorrow to round off the menu. I served a trifle for dessert and my husband made a sangria to go with the food. My husband loved it and I am thinking of making the meal again for him this coming Sunday- although knowing myself, I will tweak the recipes somehow so I can blog about them in the future. You can’t give a loved one a better gift than cooking them a delicious meal- I don’t like going out for such occasions- the restaurants are a zoo and serve subpar food. So, stay home, save money and cook a fabulous meal for your loved one.

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