Friday, January 29, 2010

Craving the Ultimate Burger

  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.

Wasabi Mayonnaise
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


  1. Carla & Michael, now you have done it... I so want a good burger and your's looks outstanding. Nothing beats a good hamburger, especially one filled with your selection of toppings.

    I will resist getting in the car and making a special trip, but I am definitely putting these ingredients on my shopping list for tomorrow...

  2. Now I'm craving a burger too. Don't you just love wasabi mayonnaise? I do.

  3. That burger looks incredible! I can't wait for summer to make some.

  4. That is one good looking burger. Love the wasabi mayo!

  5. Oh, that is a great looking burger. i love how you added basil in it. Can't wait to try it.


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