Sunday, August 2, 2009

The Bunless Wonder Burger

Earlier in the summer, I was craving a burger, but didn't have any buns or bread around. I decided I really didn't need the bread anyway, and I came up with this 1/2 lb burger—a meal in itself. The sesame seeds at the end give it a special touch. You'll never miss the bun!

1/2 lb Grass-Fed Ground Beef
2 heaping tablespoons Dijon mustard
Pinch of salt
15–20 cracks of fresh ground pepper
Crumbled blue cheese
2 strips bacon
1 slice mozzarella, asiago, cheddar or other cheese of your choice
1 tablespoon Thousand Island dressing
2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

Combine first four ingredients and patty into a nice big burger. Spray with olive oil or canola oil spray and grill to your liking. With nice grass-fed beef, I like a nice true medium.

In the last 2 minutes of cooking, top the burger with the blue cheese crumbles and bacon and seal them on with the sliced cheese. Allow to melt and remove from the grill.

Drizzle with the Thousand Island and top with sesame seeds. Bon Appetito!

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