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Burgers in February!

Written By: Chris - Feb• 19•12

Ok, so yes… we do use our grill all year round in MN, but it’s usually miserable and cold outside!  Sometimes Bill and I are tempted to toss a coin and regret being the one to man the tongs, but not today… I was all in!  I even left the door wide open to let in the fresh air!  This is rare… there were no bugs either!  We were blessed with temps reaching nearly 50 degrees with full sunshine!  Considering that we had a long awfully cold winter last year – we’ll take this!

Ingredients:
one pound 80/20 ground beef
1 Tablespoon of kosher salt
1 Tablespoon of fresh ground black pepper
1 teaspoon of seasoning salt
2 Hamburger buns oiled/buttered and toasted
2 Tablespoons of regular mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons of fat-free mayonnaise
1/3 Cup of Merlot sauce
Toppings of your choice …

Saute onions in 1 Tablespoon of butter and 1 Tablespoon of olive oil. salt & pepper

Get your onions going.  Slice one and a half small onions or one large.  Get fats hot and add onions.  Add seasoning and toss often.  If pan becomes to dry while browning, add water to conserve calories while cooking onions until done

 

Combine one pound of ground beef with salt, pepper & season salt.  Nothing else!  We’ll be topping our burgers with heavy flavors to savor so keep your burgers pure.  Throw them on a hot grill with just a dash of the kosher salt.  Allow to cook covered for a few minutes to your desired liking.  We prefer medium with warm pink center.  Try to only flip once if possible.

   

Allow burgers to rest and toast your buns on the hot grill.  While they are toasting combine the mayo the Merlot sauce.  This is a perfect burger topper and also is a wonderful dipping sauce for the baked sweet potato fries we enjoyed.

 

Bill’s topping preference included very thinly sliced tomato, fresh spinach leafs, Merlot mayo, sautéed onions and crumbled blue cheese.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mine had sliced left over stuffed mushrooms from last nights National Drink Wine Day Party! Super flavorful and tasty!  Couldn’t quite finish it… but WOW!  what a treat!

 

We enjoyed this meal with a glass of 2004 Beringer Merlot… Just perfect!

Cheers!
~Chris

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2 Comments

  1. […] wine would be good while eating a hamburger with blue cheese.  I tried it and it was yummy!  Chris made this delicious hamburger on the grill […]

  2. Bill says:

    I really enjoyed the February hamburger on the grill today!

    Bill

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