(Closed) How do you spice up your burgers?

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

@Rubbs:  I’m a bit of a purist. I tend to not do much at all. I might add a bit of garlic salt, but that’s about it! Granted, my parents raise beef (one steer every year or so in our back field), so it is darn good meat.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

try a (runny) fried egg on it. seriously! its soo good with some carmelized onions. And mix in with the meat a bit of smoked gouda.

Not diet friendly, but company worthly

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I like really simple burgers with carmelized onions, cheddar, and bbq sauce. Yum!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Onion powder, salt, and lots of pepper! Sometimes I add cajun seasoning too.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

We had burgers tonight. Darling Husband makes his own from ground beef and adds an egg, bread crumbs or crushed crackers, onion soup mix and garlic. So yummy!

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

I’m a horrible person, but for my money, some A-1 and breadcrumbs with an egg and some onion salt sells it every time around here.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

I don’t. I just add bacon and cheese!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

i often add some extra vegetables (grated zuchini and carrot), chilli, garlic and more often than not shaved parmesan on top. nom nom noooom!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I LOVE making juicy lucy’s- you can spice them up with some pepperjack or cheddar horserasish cheeses. I just make my patties rounded first, then push it out from the center to make a hole, shred the cheese in it, cover the hole with more meat & smoosh it out. If you’re new to it the cheese can ooze out if your hole is perfect & gets opening when you smoosh it down but either way it’s delicious!

I second the runny fried egg too- soo delicious!!!! 

I think maybe my third favorite would be bacon & blue cheese with the meat marinated overnigth in worstershire sauce!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@MrsSawyer:  that is really a personal meatloaf with those ingredients, not a burger, because of the binding ingredients (eggs and bread/crackers). At least to me.  Although if you stick it between two buns then I guess that makes it a burger???

sounds good though. 

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@ThreeMeers:  Very common for burgers actually, but I didn’t know there were rules lol.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I don’t eat beef, I make turkey burgers with egg, breadcrumbs, packet of ranch seasoning, parsley SOOO GOOD!! I just ate one:)

 

ETA Must have pickles on it!!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Beef ones, I usually just do salt & pepper, maybe some other random spices.

But for turkey burgers I add dijon mustard, chopped green onions, shredded cheese (usually cheddar), bread crumbs, salt and peper.  So good and the mustard gives them a bit of a kick!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you’re feeling extra saucy sometime try these.  They are SOOOOO good!!!

 

Jalapeno Popper Sliders.

Ingredients

  • 3 large jalapeño peppers
  • 1 Fresno chili pepper, sliced into 1/8-1/4-inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) or vegetable oil, plus more for drizzling
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons yellow onion, grated
  • 1 large clove garlic, grated or minced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves (a small handful), finely chopped
  • 2 pounds coarse ground beef sirloin or chuck
  • 12 2-inch x 2-inch slices of sharp yellow cheddar or smoked yellow cheddar cheese
  • 12 slider rolls, such as 3-inch brioche rolls or cornmeal-topped dinner rolls, split

Serves 6 (makes 12 sliders)

Preparation

Pre-heat a griddle or grill to medium-high heat.

Cut the tops off the jalapeño peppers and, using an apple corer or fork handle, scoop out the seeds and slice into 1/8-1/4-inch rings. 

Place a small skillet over medium-high heat with one turn of the pan of EVOO. Add the jalapeño peppers and Fresno chili pepper to the pan and toss for a couple minutes to char the edges of the peppers. The peppers should remain tender-crisp. 

While the peppers are cooking, in a small mixing bowl, combine the softened cream cheese with the onion, garlic, salt and pepper, cumin and cilantro. Set aside.

Season the meat with salt and pepper and form twelve, 2-3-inch slider-size patties, thinner at the center and thicker at edges for even cooking. Drizzle the patties with EVOO, then cook on a hot griddle or grill for 2-3 minutes. Flip the patties and top with a spoonful of the cream cheese mixture, setting the mixture in place with a slice of cheese. Cook for 2-3 minutes more with the grill top down or tent the patties with foil to melt the cheddar over the small mound of cream cheese. 

Serve the sliders on rolls topped with the charred hot pepper slices.

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