Happy Super Bowl Friday!
The mostly warm weather this winter has given us more grilling opportunities than normal. Here is Ken with a recipe you can try this weekend if you’re able to grill and looking for something sinful.
The Josie Girl is all about healthy recipes. This is not healthy. It’s also not really a “recipe” (there was lots of winging it, improvising, and playing things by ear – my wife and I are quite different). But it was good.. enjoy!
* 1 1/4 lbs meat (enough for 1 adult and 2 kid burgers)- whatever fat content you want. I don’t judge.
* Gruyere or Swiss cheese to top
* Packet of Lipton Onion Soup mix (our secret addition to any burger- great flavor)
* Portobello mushrooms (I just made one since the other two burgers were for the kids)
* One jalapeno pepper (only in daddy’s burger also)
* Worcestershire Sauce
* Bread crumbs
Part 1: Making the burger
Add the meat, onion soup mix, and a healthy amount of Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. If making all adult burgers, you can dice and add the jalapeno pepper in at this stage too.
Part 2: Prepping the Portobello mushroom
Make three stations.
1) The mushroom
2) A bowl with the egg, beaten
3) A plate with bread crumbs
Soak the mushroom in the beaten egg. It takes a while, and you have to work it a little to make sure the mushroom is appropriately covered. Then roll the mushroom in the bread crumbs. Once again, you’ll have to work it a bit to get the mushroom fully covered. Some manual sprinkling/rubbing on the bottom side of the mushroom helps.
Part 3: The grilling:
On high heat, melt some butter in a pan directly on the grill.
Cook the mushroom bottom down on medium-high heat, probably about 8-10 minutes. The goal is to get the breaded outside nice and brown without burning it. Then flip (after melting some more butter) and do the same to the other side.
Grill the burger (time it so both are finished at the same time). I assume anyone interested in this post has some idea how to grill a burger.
Part 4: The plating
After melting gruyere on the burger, place the cheeseburger on the toasted bottom bun
Yes, I ate this. All of it. And yes, I would be about 20 pounds heavier if it weren’t for The Josie Girl’s attention to our diet and workout routines. Have a good weekend!
Thanks to The Josie Guy:
Here are some other grilling/cooking posts of his from the past. Enjoy The Super Bowl!