Thursday, June 11, 2009

Burger Combos - Mexican, Greek, Italian, American

Difficulty: *

Ingredients:
2 lbs. of lean ground beef
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 slices Colby & Monterey Jack Cheese
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons southwestern seasoning mix or taco seasoning
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
1 large avocado, peeled and sliced
1 cup jalapeno peppers, sliced (optional)
8 hamburger buns

Mix hamburger with finely chopped onions, worcestershire sauce, salt, and black pepper. Form mixture into 8 round patties, 1/2 inch thick. Refrigerate until ready to grill.

Mexican Spread: Mix mayo, sour cream and seasoning mix. Refrigerate until serving.

Toppers: Slice tomatoes, avocado, and jalapenos.

When ready to grill, cook directly over medium coals, 11-13 minutes or until center is no longer pink. About 1 minute before burgers are done, place cheese slices on top. Place burgers on hamburger buns. Serve with the spread and the toppers.

American Burgers: Use American Cheese, use 1/4 cup barbecue sauce in sandwich spread, and top with lettuce, tomatoes, dill pickles, onions or onion rings, relish.

Italian Burgers: Top burgers with mozzarella or provolone cheese, use Italian seasoning in the spread. Top with tomatoes, green bell peppers, mushrooms, pitted olives, relish.

Greek Burgers: Substite pita pockets for hamburger buns, omit the cheese slices, use lemon pepper seasoning in the spread, top with crumbled feta cheese, spinach leaves, tomatoes, red onion, cucumber slices, and olives.
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