Sunday, April 19, 2009

Slightly Out of the Ordinary Burgers

Slightly Out of the Ordinary Burgers

With the arrival of warmer weather eating outside and grilling are at the forefront. We grilled these tasty burgers over the weekend.

1 lb. lean ground beef
¼ cup onion, minced
1 tablespoon capers, chopped
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Fresh ground pepper, to taste
Salt, to taste
4 slices of cheese
4 strips of bacon, cooked

Place beef, onion, capers, oregano, vinegar, pepper, and salt in medium bowl. Using your hands, mix the ingredients until fully incorporated throughout the meat. Set in the refrigerator for about an hour. Divide the mixture into four patties. Grill over charcoal grill to desired doneness. Add slice of cheese right before pulling off of the grill, letting the cheese melt slightly. Place burger on buns and top with bacon.

I used capers stored in salt instead of vinegar and added some Hawaiian Kilauea salt to the mixture. My cheese of choice was smoked provolone.

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