In the July 2015 issue of Food and Wine magazine, the column “Mad Genius Tips” featured recipes for “3 fast burgers”. I hate to admit it, but I don’t own a grill. I have one of those Cuisinart® Griddlers but it just doesn’t give the same smokiness or grill marks that a real BBQ can do. So, when I make burgers, I make them in my frying pan. 🙂
Back to the burgers. I was intrigued by this article (page 132) because each recipe sounded super yummy.
First up is the “green goddess burger”:
There is everything you find in a green goddess salad with turkey meat for the patty. There is basil, scallions, parsley, and anchovies for flavor. Moistened and bound with mayonnaise, the patty is so moist. I loved this!
Next up is their “bloody mary burger”
Ground beef seasoned with horseradish, tomato paste, hot sauce and worcestershire sauce, this was pretty good. It called for celery seeds, which I omitted because I was too lazy to go out and get some. The horseradish gives it a great kick and what a clever homage to a favorite cocktail.
And last, but certainly not least, the cheater chorizo burger:
It’s got all the flavors of a chorizo – paprika, garlic, cumin, chili powder and oregano. Made with ground pork, it tastes just like a chorizo but required a fraction of the effort it would take to make a sausage!
Each recipe makes about 4 regular sized patties. Made in my pan on the stove top, it made for 3 days of easy and yummy weekday meals!