Friday, July 9, 2010

Cracked Pepper and Roasted Garlic Burgers

Since we have burgers all summer long I like to try different recipes to spice things up a bit.  This one turned out very yummy, especially the honey mustard sauce (we have since used it on many different sandwiches, grilled chicken, turkey, etc), and is perfect for back yard barbecues.  I found the recipe here.

1 lb. ground beef
1/2 t. worcestershire sauce
1/2 t. paprika
1/2 t. ground mustard
1 whole garlic roasted (for roasting directions see note below)
1/2 c. cracked peppercorns
3 T. kosher salt
1 c. shredded lettuce
4 slices havarti cheese
1/4 c. onion, sliced (optional)
4 slices tomato
1 avocado sliced, peeled and pitted
1/4 c. honey
1/4 c. mayo
1/4 c. dijon mustard
4 hamburger buns

1.  To roast garlic, cut top off garlic so you can see the clove, place entire garlic on large sheet of tin foil, drizzle olive oil over it, wrap up tightly and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

2.  Combine the honey, mayo and mustard in small bowl and mix well.  Cover and put in fridge until ready to use.  

3.  For the burgers: combine the ground beef, roasted garlic, worcestershire sauce, paprika and ground mustard in bowl.  Using your hands, mix the ingredients well and divide into 4 equal parts.  Flatten well to create patties.  Combine cracked peppercorns and kosher salt and generously sprinkle on each patty.  Grill until done.  Top with havarti cheese and avocado.  Dress bottom bun with honey mustard sauce, lettuce, onions and tomatoes.  Place patties on bottom  buns and place top bun on and serve.
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