Saturday, August 21, 2010

Burgers From Down Under

"Sacred cows make the best hamburger." Mark Twain

Grilling season is in full swing and at your next cookout, these burgers will be sure to raise a few eyebrows, as well as, "change lives," says Gourmet Magazine!

I found this recipe in the Cincinnati Enquirer after the food editor read about it in Gourmet. It sounded so weird--and delicious--I had to try it! Although challenging to eat, the combination of meaty, sweet and spicy, tied together with egg, drives your taste buds crazy!

According to the article, this is how burgers are served in Australia. Hope you enjoy these as much as my family does. Happy grilling!

Australian Hamburgers

4 kaiser rolls (largest you can find)
4 1/4 lb burgers
*1 large pineapple, peeled and sliced in rounds
1 15 oz can pickled beets
4 fried eggs
1 cup thousand Island dressing, mixed with 1/2 to 1 t hot chili sauce, such as Sriacha

Grill hamburgers and pineapple slices. When done, serve on kaiser rolls, top with beets, fried egg and dressing. Also great with grilled onions, lettuce, tomato and pickle. Serves 4.

*Canned pineapple slices (do not grill) can be substituted.

What's your favorite burger?

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1 comment:

Kelly M. Olsen said...

Hi Maria,

Thanks for the burger recipe. I'm not a great cook. As a matter of fact, I have a plaque on my counter that says "I have a kitchen because it came with the house." But I still feel I have to cook now and then; I have a family and they need to be fed and watered to keep them alive. I'll give the recipe a go and I'll let you know how they were received.

Kelly