Thursday, March 10, 2011

Dinner for 1: Feta and Green Onion Stuffed Burgers

Sorry for the lack of posts recently.  I have been on vacation which really hampers my cooking and my ability to post.  No need to worry though, I have 3 cooks planned in the next 3 days and no vacation on the horizon so brace yourself for a barrage of posts over the next week. Back to today's post.

I rarely fire up the egg to cook for myself.  MBH is always on travel for work so I'm home alone a lot and cannot justify cooking on the BGE for just one mouth.  However, after returning from vacation this past weekend, I decided that I NEEDED to cook even if it was just for me.  So I swung by BHFM to grab some ground beef for burgers and some buns and ended up going a little crazy.  That will be explained in future posts.

To keep with the recent theme of stuffing foods, I decided to put some deliciousness inside these burgers and out.  I wanted to stuff the burgers with feta (can you tell I like feta?) and green onions and smother them in some sauteed onions.  So I began prepping.

Prep:
I sliced the green onions small for stuffing and the white onion large for sauteing.  I put the beef in a bowl and mixed in Worcestershire, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.  I formed the base of the patties and indented the centers.  I added the feta and green onions before forming small tops for the patties and reforming.  I threw the onions in a pan with some olive oil to saute while I egged.

The raws.
 


Use your finger to indent the center of the burgers to
prevent them from shrinking while cooking
Cooking:
I took the grill up to 650º and threw the burgers on for 4 minutes per side.  I even got to use my handy grill extender for the first time to grill the buns for the last minute.  I added the grilled onions to the top and plated with a nice Greek salad.

Using the grill extender I could toast the buns away
from the fire while the burgers finished.
Notes:
The guidelines I was following said 3 minutes per side but I knew that was not enough for these thick burgers and upped it to 4 minutes per side which got them done perfectly.  I was able to eat one of these burgers and the rest went into the fridge for leftovers. I like this high heat quick cooking but I am itching for another lo-n-slo.  Looking forward to one this weekend, stay tuned.
Sick grill lines brah.
Perfectly done and full of flavor.
Doesn't look as good as it tasted.

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