We were craving burgers. Well more like a "Frisco" burger, when we realised we didn't have any thousand island dressing or tomatoes. Neither of us wanting to hop in the car and make a special trip to the grocer in 6:00 traffic we used what we had on hand. So the ever inventive Michael came up with this one. I will say it was not just a burger as burgers go and I ate every delicious bite (mind you I am only 5'2'' tall and about 115 lbs soaking wet and Michael will tell you I can eat more in one meal than he-so-not true). I usually prefer a swiss and mushroom burger, the beef usually just seasoned with some season salt on a bun. Now I crave this style burger on the Texas Toast as opposed to a regular old burger on a hamburger bun. Still waiting to try our own "Frisco" burger though. So I'll have to post that one when I can persuade Michael to make it.
Inside the burger shallot, oregano, rosemary and basil.
Mix into ground chuck with salt and pepper.
Form into two Giant patties.
For toppings; swiss cheese, bacon, romaine, vidalia onion and wasabi mayo.
1 lb. ground chuck
2 Tablespoons shallot, minced
1 Tablespoon each basil,oregano and rosemary chopped (or your choice of fresh herbs)
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
2 teaspoons kosher salt
Mix well and grill to your preference of doneness.
Grill 4 slices of Texas Toast or thick sourdough bread. Slather with wasabi mayonnaise.
Top with swiss cheese, bacon, romaine and vidalia onion slices.
3 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon wasabi powder
Wasabi powder and wasabi paste (in tubes like tomato paste) can be found in most grocery stores these days.
Makes 2 very large servings.
Michael and Carla