Friday, February 02, 2007

Burgers and a sick child

Bacon Burgers
365 Favorite Brand Name Hamburger Copyright 1997

1 pound lean ground beef
4 crisply cooked bacon slices, crumbled
1 ½ teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried thyme I used dried
½ teaspoon salt
dash freshly ground pepper
4 slices Swiss cheese

Preheat grill. Combine ground beef, bacon, and seasonings in medium bowl; mix lightly. Shape into 4 patties. Grill 4 minutes; turn. Top with cheese. Continue grilling 2 minutes or to desired doneness. I used the broiler for these.

Makes 4 servings.

I've found burger recipes to be hit or miss. It's really hard to improve upon your basic burger. The Aisle 6 Beef Burgers were not that great. Burrito Burgers, on the other hand, were pretty good. These Bacon Burgers can go stand next to the Burrito Burgers - they were pretty good. I'm not sure about the thyme since it was overpowering the bacon a bit but otherwise I thought this was a nice twist on a burger, without straying too far from the basics.

I'm home with a very sick child today so that's all I have time to say today. Have a great weekend.


DancesInGarden said...

Give the wee one a hug and a kiss!

Anonymous said...

Hope your little darling feels better ASAP. Sending chicken soup steam your way. :)

Anonymous said...

Hope he's feeling better soon. Nothing worse than a sick baby/toddler.

Anonymous said...

I hope your little guy feels better soon and I hope you don't catch whatever bug he has!

Red Dirt Mummy said...

Hope the wee man feels lots better soon and that Mummy (sorry Mommy!) doesn't get it too.

NoPeanuts said...

'tis the season ... we've had sick little ones here as well!

On the burger front, one idea I picked up from a cooking show last summer was to stuff the patties.

Make a very thin patty, add a topping (cheese, mushrooms, onions, etc.) and then add another thin patty on the top to seal it.

These stuffed burgers are awesome. I made a great pesto and goat cheese version ... a keeper for sure.