Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Juicy Lucy Burger w/ Sweet Potato Fries
Our favorite show on the Food Network is "Diners, Drive Ins, & Dives". The only problem with watching a marathon of this show is that you will be left craving greasy burgers, pizza and fries. Tonight's burger and cooking technique is inspired from the show. Ryan suggested we grilled this week since the unseasonably warm weather we are having in Minnesota will still allow for it. This burger has bread crumbs to hold in all of the juices and is stuffed with cheese that melts in your mouth. To make up for the greasy burgers, I am making sweet potato fries. They are as tasty as they are easy and the extra bonus is that they are packed full of vitamin A. (As a side note: I bought sweet potatoes but when I cut into them they were yellow instead of orange - I'm not sure why but they still tasted good.)
Juicy Lucy burgers are a great way to end this year's grilling season!!
Juicy Lucy Burger
1 lb. ground beef
2 Tbls. unseasoned bread crumbs
2 Tbls. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 tsp. seasoning salt
2 Tbls. minced onion
3 slices American or pepper jack cheese
For 1/3 pound burgers: Mix ingredients in a bowl just until combined. Separate mixture into 6 equal parts and flatten into thin patties. Take one slice of cheese and fold in half and then in half again. Place square of cheese in the center of one patty and top with another patty. Seal edge with your hands and press into one large burger. Repeat with remaining.
Heat grill to medium-high and place burgers on for approximately 8 minutes. Flip and cut a small hole in the top of the burger so that the cheese will bubble up to the top of the burger and not leak through the side seams. Cook an additional 8 minutes on this side.
Sweet Potato Fries
2 - 3 large sweet potatoes
Tbls. chopped basil
Serve with garlic flavored mayo
Clean & cut sweet potatoes into strips. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and top with potatoes. Drizzle with olive oil until well coated and season with salt & pepper. Bake at 400 F for approximately 45 minutes.