Last night I had burgers on the menu for dinner. I was feeling a little creative and decided to make “Inside Out” burgers with the toppings on the inside. I had seen Rachael Ray do this on her show and I looked up a few recipes, so I wasn’t flying completely blind here. I combined a few different recipes that I found and went to work.
1 – 1.5 pounds ground beef (or half ground turkey)
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 1/2 tsps paprika
1 TBSP worchestershire (I use Lea & Perrins)
1/4 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp salt
I mixed all ingredients, except the cheese, together in a bowl. I then formed thin patties and placed a bit of cheese on each patty, then another small patty on top. I sealed those patties around the cheese. I placed the burgers on my George Forman grill and let them cook. When I went to get the burgers, all of the cheese had been squeezed out! LOL! So, back to the drawing board I go. First, I think that I need to have crumbled bacon in the inside along with the cheese. Second, I think that these burgers would do much better cooked either on a grill that doesn’t “smash” them or in a pan. I am now seeming to recall reading in RR’s recipe that you shouldn’t press the burgers down into the pan. I think that I am seeing the reason for this now. 😉
As for the flavor of the burgers, they were really good. Jon commented several times on how good they were. I put some cheese on top of his & Hannah’s burger, so they weren’t missing anything and didn’t realize the faux pas. This is why Aaron doesn’t like when I try new recipes on company. Thankfully we didn’t have company last night, but his “lecture” about my making new dishes on Thanksgiving was in the back of my head.
So, now that I know, I will be making these again, with bacon and in a pan or outside on our grill, weather permitting.