Sunday, April 18, 2010

"Inside out" burger

Vegetarians, look away.  This is not a post for you.

We have quite a bit of organic, grass fed beef in the freezer (went in with friends to purchase a cow a while back).  My husband is the grill master around here.  It's not that I can't grill, but I just choose to let him take over in that area.  He makes an awesome 'inside out' burger.  We call it that because it has toppings IN the burger as well as on top.  We've done several variations of the burger based on what we have in the house at the time, but the typical burger mix looks like this...

one pound ground beef (makes about 4 big burger)
half of an onion, chopped fine
half of a pepper, finely chopped (we've used various peppers, but typically use bell)
3-4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tablespoon (give or take for desired heat) crushed red pepper flakes
heavy sprinkle of hamburger seasoning OR chili powder, black pepper, salt
cheese crumbles

Form into patties and slap those bad boys on the grill.

To top, we love tomato slices, avocado, cheese, and a must is a mix of sliced pepper and onion (we use other halves of each leftover from above) sauteed in brown sugar.  The sweet of the brown sugar, the mellowness of the avocado, the coolness of the tomato, and the heat from the burger is an AWESOME combination!
Oh look how the brown sugar gives the onions and peppers a squeezey hug of sweetness.


  1. yum, I'm going to have to share this with my grilmmaster husband - who also is in charge of anything meat at our house :-)

    Congrats on being one of the 50 best food mom bloggers!

  2. the local cook - enjoyed your blog! am now a subscriber. enjoy the burgers if you.. um, he makes them!
    thank for the congrats! It came out of left field, that is for sure!

  3. That looks yummy! I've done similar recipes, but I usually use whatever is in the house!



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