Sunday, March 15, 2009
I was really good this week. Really good. I counted calories, I exercised every day. 3 weeks and counting until Spring break. Here's hoping my anti-cellulite cream kicks in! I decided that a splurge was in order. I just had to try these Inside Out Bacon Cheese burgers. With extra sharp white cheddar, my favorite bacon, and green onion mayo, these are a burger lover's dream come true.
I defrosted a package of home-grown beef patties.
Fried up the bacon nice n' crispy.
Cut up 4-6 oz. of sharp white cheddar and mixed it with the crumbled bacon.
I seasoned the beef by mixing a tablespoon of seasoned salt and a tablespoon of worcestershire sauce.
Then brushed it onto both sides of the burger.
I made a little well in the center of each patty and pushed as much bacon and cheese into the patty that I could get the beef to cover. Form the burger around the filling.
My original thought was to throw these burgers on the grill. Unfortunately, it was just plain nasty outside. I heated my griddle over high heat and cooked the burgers on each side for 2 minutes. Then I lowered the heat to medium-low and cooked them for 7-8 minutes longer.
While my burgers cook, I work on the mayo. I actually grilled this bunch of green onions on my griddle before I put the burgers on. Once they were a little browned and tender, I removed them to my cutting board to cool and then chop.
I put a cup of mayo, the chopped, grilled green onions, and a teaspoon of cumin in my food processor.
Blend until combined.
I removed the burgers to a plate and put my buns on to toast.
I slathered the mayo on both sides of the toasty buns and then
Built my burger. I dressed it up with some lettuce, tomato, and sliced onion.
Check em' out! Delicious! My mouth waters at the memory.
Inside Out Bacon Cheeseburgers
4 big beef patties
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon steak seasoning
4-5 oz. sharp white cheddar
5 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
1 bunch green onions
1 cup of mayonnaise
1 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper to taste
lettuce, tomato, onion
Combine Worcestershire and steak seasoning. Brush over burgers. Combine cheese and bacon. Make a well in the center of each beef patty. Pile in the bacon and cheese and form the burger around it, making sure that the fillings are completely covered. Place the burgers on a hot grill pan. Cook 2 minutes on each side over high heat. Reduce heat to medium low and cook 7-8 more minutes. Remove the burgers and let rest 5 minutes before serving.
Chop cooled, grilled green onions and add to food processor. Add the mayo and cumin and blend until combined. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Place burgers on toasted buns and slather with mayonnaise. Top with lettuce, tomato, and onion if desired.