Seems that I’ve been out of commission for a while here. It’s been 9 days since my last post! *gasp!* I really was on a roll there for awhile, and then I got a hair up my ass to get going on a new WordPress theme. I’ve got material to post, but it’s been neglected due to working on the theme…. SOOOOOOoooooo, Just to give you a little teaser, I will post some awesome burgers the hubby and I enjoyed the week that LeBron “King” James made his “decision“. Needless to say, I was WAY more interested in the burgers…
Contrary to popular belief, these burgers are not made of buffalo. I swear these were the BEST BURGERS I have EVER had E-V-E-R!! They marry two of my favorite things – cheeseburgers, and buffalo wings!
Then, during the weekend, we got out the ground turkey for a ‘healthier’ version… that wasn’t really all that healthy, but it was damn good! In the spirit of silliness, we dubbed this burger “The Ear Wiggler”. It’s so good, it makes your ears wiggle!
We are two silly peas, we are!
Buffalo Style Burger
1 1/4 lbs. Ground Sirloin
4 Burger Buns
4 Celery Stalks, sliced paper thin
1 Large Carrot, grated
1/2 – 1 C. Blue Cheese Dressing
Bottle of Franks Red Hot
Combine celery, carrot, blue cheese dressing, and a few squirts of Franks with salt and pepper to taste and set aside. Form 4 large patties out of ground sirlion – I used 80/20 – no fat, no flavor! Put a dimple in the center of the burger with your finger – it will help from the dreaded burger bulge. While you’re forming the patties, heat a (cast-iron preffered)skillet to medium high heat. Salt and pepper the patties just before placing in skillet. Cook on both sides for about 4 minutes each side, and please, PLEASE don’t press the life out of the burgers with your spatula. Toast the burger buns under the broiler, and once toasty, squirt a few (or more than a few) drops of Franks on each side of the bun, place burger patty on top, and finally top with the celery “slaw” mixture. Douse with more Franks to your liking, and ENJOY!
The Ear Wiggler
1 1/4 lb Ground Turkey
4 Ciabatta rolls
1/2 C. Light Mayo
1/2 T. Chipotle peppers, diced
2 T. Light Sour Cream
4 Slices Bacon, cooked
1/2 Onion, sliced into rings
1 C. Watercress
Combine mayo, chipotle, and sour cream. Set aside. Shape ground turkey as above, putting the dimple in the center to avoid bulging. Cook for 6 minutes on each side over medium high heat, until done. (Cook turkey all the way through – no medium rare burgers here.) While toasting the ciabatta rolls, add bacon to the burger, and top with cheese. Place burgers under the broiler until the cheese melts over the bacon and burger. To assemble, slather chipotle mayo onto rolls, then top with burger, sliced onions, and watercress. Serve with oven baked potato wedges!
Kevin (Closet Cooking) says
These burgers sound so tasty! The hot sauce and blue cheese flavour combo is a great one!
Wow, great job here. Awesome picture too! You should really consider submitting this to Recipe4Living’s Juiciest Burger Contest! It looks delicious!
Thanks for the tip, Sophia!! I will definitely be submitting my recipe today!
The Buffalo Burger is amazing, had one for dinner last night and having one for breakfast now (Yes I’m immature haha)
Natalie Wiser-Orozco says
I’m soooo stoked that you enjoyed it, Justin!!