Friday, July 16, 2010

Stuffed Burgers and Skillet Potatoes

  As you may have taken notice, we have been trying to join in more and more challenges across blogland, in order to expand our culinary tastebuds, aside from the customary steak and potato dinners that we most usually turn to (if Michael had his way). That and the fact that we will be moving into a new home in approximately two (2) weeks. Well, this was our attempt at joining more food blogging challenges like, Burger Club , a new challenge started by Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni at Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice . Well, to quote Reeni, "The future of the Burger Club is up in the air right now as I use this time to figure out a way to get more people involved. My original intention was to rate award-winning and popular burger recipes to see if they lived up to their hype. Depending on the response to this free-for-all the burger club may see its end...or live on in free-for-all form." Even though this is the first time we are participating, I would really like to see this one continue. At least through the summer, as I know we cook burgers on the grill almost every Saturday or Sunday as a quick summertime ritual. In the wintertime when it's snowing, not so much. How about you? Do you cook some sort of "burger" often during the summer? If so, then why not head on over to the Burger Club and let Reeni know that you'd like to participate. We are also joining Robyn at Our Homeschool Home for next weeks event of On the Grill , for the first time. Stop by and check out anything and everything assiciated with a cook out.
  This is also an attempt to use up some of our food before the move. We had a tub of this garlic herb cheese deep in the recesses of the refrigerator. I couldn't even tell you what I was giong to make with it. We also had several bags of ground beef and ground chuck in the freezer. So this is how this burger was born.

Quick and simple, that seems to be my motto as of late. This really is a method more than a recipe. I made 4 patties,with a pocket (indentation) in the middle of them. Filled the pocket of two of the patties with the garlic herb cheese. Seal with the patties that have no cheese. Sprinkled with Paula Deen's House Seasoning , which we keep on hand in a large canister to fill a smaller shaker with. Then throw on the grill and cook to your desired temperature. We served these on french bread with crisp romaine leaves and sliced red onions. These were delicious.

Cyndi's Skillet Potatoes. I owe these to my cousin. She made these for us years ago and I have been making them ever since. Thank you Cyndi!

Easy-peasy. These are usually made with Lipton Onion Soup Mix. Since I didn't have any on hand... I made my own with beef bouillon, onion bouillon, and dehydrated minced onion. 

Slice idaho potatoes into steak fry planks. Saute in a little canola oil and butter until tender.

Add onion soup mix and sour cream and simmer over low heat until liquid reduces to half.

Garlic and Herb Cheese Stuffed Burgers
Courtesy of Recipe Addict


1 pound ground beef or chuck
4 tablespoons Alouette garlic and herb cheese
2 teaspoons house seasoning
1/3 loaf french bread, cut in half
4 romaine lettuce leaves
sliced red onions


Make 4 patties,with a pocket (indentation) in the middle of them. Fill the each pocket of two of the patties with 2 tablespoons of the garlic herb cheese. Seal with the patties that have no cheese. Sprinkle with Paula Deen's House Seasoning . Then throw on the grill and cook to your desired temperature. Served these on french bread with crisp romaine leaves and sliced red onions.
Makes 2 Servings

I am submitting this to Reeni for the current round of   Anything Goes-Burger Club .

I am also submitting this to Robyn at Our Homeschool Home for next weeks On the Grill .

Our Homeschool Home

Cyndi's Skillet Potatoes
Courtesy of Cyndi Hooper and Recipe Addict


1 tablespoon canola oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 large Idaho potatoes, sliced into 1/2 inch steak fries
1 package Lipton Onion Soup Mix, or make your own Dry Onion Soup Mix
1 pint sour cream


In a large non-stick skillet heat oil and butter over medium to medium-high heat. Add sliced potatoes and cook until tender. Add onion soup mix and sour cream, stirring gently so as not to break up potatoes to severely. Reduce heat to low and cover, simmering potatoes for 20 minutes. Remove cover and stir once more. Cook over low, uncovered about another 10 minutes to reduce liquid. Potatoes should not be too soupy, a little on the drier side.
Makes 4 Servings

Garlic and Herb Cheese Stuffed Burgers

Delicious stuffed burgers.

See Garlic and Herb Cheese Stuffed Burgers on Key Ingredient.


Cyndi's Skillet Potatoes

Delectable oniony potato goodness.

See Cyndi's Skillet Potatoes on Key Ingredient.

Garlic Herb Cheese Stuffed Burgers on FoodistaGarlic Herb Cheese Stuffed Burgers
Cyndi's Skillet Potatoes on FoodistaCyndi's Skillet Potatoes
Carla and Michael


  1. I agree, I hope the Burger Club continues too. I love the different cooking challenges in blogland. :o) And your burger sounds absolutely delicious stuffed with the garlic herb cheese. Good luck on your move!!

  2. Thank you so much for coming to visit me! Happily, hungrily following along ... :)

  3. Your burger sounds delicious. And of course so do the potatoes.

    Good luck with your move. It's smart to clean out your cupboards. Makes life easier.

  4. Burger stuffed with creamy and herby cheese...sounds like it could be habit forming:) I'm definitely going to have to try that very soon!

  5. So Carla, you needed to buy Paula Deen's house seasoning instead of sprinkling on your own salt, pepper and garlic powder?

  6. The burger sounds great...I've never heard of cooking potatoes like that...It sounds like it just might be good.

  7. The burger looks truly awesome! I've never had oniony potatoes...sounds great too.

  8. Yummy burger! I love burgers in the summer...never get tired of them. Love your potatoes too. I know I would love these. They remind me of the dip with sourcream and onion soup that I dip potato chips in. Thanks for sharing these:)

    I keep saying I am going to participate in these clubs. My kids are keeping me really busy this summer..thought I would have more time. I am going to try though.

  9. It all sounds really good! With all those yummy flavors going on it's hard not to!

  10. I am a big burger fan. Your recipe look fantastic. Marvelous job with the potatoes as well.

  11. Oh my yum! Now those sound like some delicious burgers! {And potatoes!}

    Thanks so much for joining in for On the Grill.


  12. The burger looks great! So do the potatoes. I'm curious, when the potatoes are done, are they more like chunky mashed potatoes?? THey look amazingly good. I LOVE sour cream!

  13. Your burger really sounds delicious and the potatoes sound great as well. I'm amazed that you can blog with the big move so near. I hope it all goes smoothly and you get into your new home without a hitch. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  14. Your burger sounds insanely delicious stuffed like that! Thank you for the kind words about the burger club. I appreciate you trying to get people involved. I'm glad I found your post - you had linked up wrong and I landed on Homeschool Home. But no worries - a quick google search and I found it! Thanks for sending it over - the round up should be up later tonight or early tomorrow.

  15. Both these recipes look and sound sooooo incredible!

  16. Love both the burger and the potatoes.....yum

  17. What a delicious summer meal!!!!Perfect!


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