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Sunday, January 18, 2015

A Husband's Super Gooey Hot Burger

Price per serving for two: $4.50

The price of beef keeps going up. However, a treat like this once in a while is something to save up for. Why? Because, it is one of those foods you just can't stop dreaming about.... you gotta have. Its a bucket list for a foodie. And, since this is Brainy Husband's favorite meal, guess who is cooking it... my super brainy husband. After all, its his recipe.

You will need to buy, good quality ground beef at least one pound. I paid only $5.00 dollars at Aldi for one pound and it was their 'Simply Nature' organic brand.  You will need to buy some bread, not hamburger buns. Aldi now carries and incredibly delicious "Rosemary Garlic" organic bread in its Simple Nature line. It is so yummy. I paid $2.99 for a loaf. You will need to buy sliced cheddar cheese if you don't have and some Giardinara which is Italian vegetable relish... you pick hot or mild.

Take from your pantry:
Olive Oil
Garlic powder
Sea Salt
Black pepper
Red pepper flakes
*dried herb seasonings
rosemary, mint and oregano

In a covered skillet, add 4 tbs of olive oil. To that add your ground beef 'shaped' patties which you have seasoned to taste using the recommended seasoning from the pantry list.  Turn on the range, using a med. flame to start. Once the olive oil and seasoning starts to sizzle, you can lay in your beef patties and cover.
After about 8 min. turn them over for another 8 min. Then turn down the flame to low and cook for another 15 min. In this time, prepare your Rosemary Garlic loaf by placing the entire loaf in a F400 degree oven. After 7  min. take out the loaf and slice it into one and half inch slices, place them back in the oven on F350.
Check your burgers. Once the meat is cooked to your taste, usually in this amount of time it is cooked to medium, it is time to sear the patties by turning up the flame, put a cover on to keep the grease from spattering. Once seared to your liking, turn the flame to low and then take the sliced bread from the oven, butter the slices and place them buttered side down in the skillet (moving aside your patties) to soak up all the flavor. Take the bread out of the skillet and place a slice of cheddar cheese on top of each pattie, put the lid back on the skillet and let the cheese melt. Once the cheese has melted, take the patties out and place them onto your bread leaving the top bread slice off. Now, it is time to garnish. my sweeties prefer hot Picante Salsa and or Giardinara relish. Place the top bread on top and press down. Savor!

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