Sillidays: National Cheeseburger Day

 

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Labor Day may be over, but there’s no better day for a BBQ burger than National Cheeseburger Day!  I personally enjoy a good veggie cheese burger with  a Garden Veggie Patty from MorningStar Farms®.  What’s your favorite?

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RECIPE: Mediterranean Lamb Burger (aka The Lamburgini) (with roasted garlic mayo & caramelized onions)

These recipes are the concoctions of (fictitious) cartoon comic chef extraordinaire, Sherri’s neighbor and cooking mentor, Chef Chumley.  Chef and Sherri are happy to bring them to you on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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Mediterranean Lamburgini – Be sure to take this yummy burger out for a test drive!
(with roasted garlic mayo & caramelized onions)

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Why do we have pictures of our Lamb Burger and the Lamborghini?  To show you the sleek contours, the inviting curves, and the look of taste and richness.  The car is nice too.

COOKED#10-ApologizeLikeSheCooks

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Prep time: 20-30 minutes  •  Refrigeration time: 1 hour • Cook time: 30-40 minutes •
Yields 4-6 Servings

Ingredients:
Burger:
1⁄2 lb. ground lamb
1 lb. ground veal
1⁄2 cup very finely chopped onion
1⁄2 cup finely chopped parsley
3 Tbsp finely chopped sun dried tomatoes
1 cup fresh bread crumbs*
1 tsp salt
1⁄2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
*To make fresh bread crumbs, process fresh soft bread in a food processor until they become crumbs.

Mayo:
1⁄2 cup mayonnaise
2 tsp Dijon mustard
2 Tbsp roasted garlic
1⁄4 tsp black pepper

Caramelized onion:
2 medium onions
3 Tbsp oil
Baby arugula leaves

Hamburger Buns or Rolls

Directions:

Burger:
Add all burger ingredients and mix well. Form into 4-6 large patties. Place in fridge for at least 1 hour. Grill to rare, medium, or well-done, as desired. *(If you don’t have a grill, broil patties in oven for about 15 minutes on high, or until cooked as desired. Flip halfway through broiling.)

Mayo:
An easy way to make roasted garlic is to place garlic cloves in a small saucepan. Add extra virgin olive oil till about 3⁄4 the way up the garlic. Simmer on low heat for about 20-30 minutes until soft and slightly golden. Place all mayo ingredients in food processor. Process until well-blended.

Caramelized onions:
Slice onions into thin strips. Place in skillet with oil. Cook on low heat for about 30-40 minutes stirring occasionally until the onions reach the desired caramel color.

Place burger on your favorite bun or roll. Top with caramelized onions and baby arugula leaves. Spread mayo on top half of bun. Place top half of bun on burger and enjoy!

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