Farewell + Summer + Stuffed + Burgers

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That’s got to be a haiku or something… Anyways…

THANK YOU for all your positive comments, tweets and Facebook posts regarding project food blog! Voting for challenge #1 is open for 3 days so, if you feel inclined, you can still get your vote on! :D

(ps you guys totally schooled me on Sweet Tango apples. I’ve never even heard of them, but will be on the hunt this weekend!)

In other news, seeing as how it was a hot and toasty, summer-esque day, I decided to have a final farewell fling with my grill and cook up some burgers for dinner. Stuffed Garlic, Herb & Bacon Burgers to be exact!

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The idea for these babies came from a restaurant I went to this weekend in Chicago. I had an insane burger with tomato, brie, bacon and balsamic vinegar reduction on pretzel bread (I know) which I used as inspiration for my rendition, which had tomato, Garlic & Herb Cheese Spread, bacon, tomatoes and grilled green onions!

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I seasoned my burger meat with dehydrated chopped onion, garlic salt, salt, pepper,

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and, every burgers best friend, worcestershire sauce. A little dab’ll do ya’. It takes a patty from good¬† to GREAT!

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At any rate, you know me – when I make a burger with cheese it’s usually stuffed inside, and tonight was no different! I started by lining a peanut butter jar lid with foil, then laying a sheet of plastic wrap on top.

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After I seasoned up my meat, I sectioned it into 8 portions and smooshed 1 portion into the lid.

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That’s when I broke out the big guns. Alouette Garlic & Herb Cheese Spread! I was kind of hating the fact that I decided to buy light, and it did taste a little light right out of the container, but it ended up being perfect. You’ll see. ;)

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I used a cookie scoop and plopped a big blob (just wrote blog!) right in the middle of the burger patty.

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See?

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I took another portion of meat, flattened it a little then sealed it on top and around the sides. Make sure you seal that baby tight!

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I stuffed 2 and left 2 plain – can you tell which is which? ;)

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Grill, baby, grill!

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We’ve got an erupter!

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Woah!

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I threw some green onions on the grill next to the burgers. These cook up really quick, so I stood by and flipped them frequently for a couple minutes.

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Wilting,

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wilting,

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perfect. :)

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Ok so this is why you seal your burgers tight. :)

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No problems with this guy!

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Cooked for 3-4 minutes aside – these were done in no time!

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I topped my stuffed Garlic, Herb & Bacon burger with, what else, bacon, a fresh slice of tomato and of course my grilled green onions!

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Piled HIGH!

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Ooo, I could not wait!

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I warmed up some of last night’s roasted vegetables as an easy side dish, and dug in.

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Um, the warm, gooey cheese totally lost the “light” taste when it was paired with the charred onion, smoky beef and salty bacon. WOW, this was spectacular! Perhaps my favorite stuffed burger recipe yet?! What a great way to say ‘see ya’ summer!’

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Actually, a great way to say see ya’ summer would be to follow this dinner up with a trip to Dairy Queen for a mini blizzard, but I’ve got a mile long to-do list that I chanted to myself during my run this afternoon so I wouldn’t forget…

“Post, pedi, peep, bills, apply, email. Post, pedi, peep, bills, apply, email. Post, pedi, peep, bills, apply, email.”

You get the idea. ;)

Gotta scram, goodnight!


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