It’s finally grilling season in Nova Scotia. Each summer, along with the barrage of hotdogs and chicken breasts, I love to challenge myself to prepare a few new grilling recipes, from complex to simple, like these stuffed burgers.
A standard lean beef patty with a savoury surprise hiding inside, these burgers were a huge hit. For this year’s first experiment, I got messy in the kitchen and decided on a filling of caramelized onions and double cream brie.
The trick to making these stuffed burgers is to take you standard amount of beef for a quarter-pound patty, split it in two, make two thin patties, put the filling on one patty, cover with the other thin patty and press firmly around the outside to seal those babies up. Even with my best efforts, some cheese oozed out, but I think 1) It looks good, and 2) It gives your guests the hint that there is extra deliciousness just a bite away.
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A cool thing about these stuffed burgers is there is less chance of finding them undercooked when you bite into them. This is because of the already cooked filling in the middle and cooking two thin patties instead of one huge one. You end up with a nice, big burger with less shrinkage.
With so much goodness sealed inside these burgers, you don’t have to go crazy with condiments. I topped these burgers with some truffle aioli and arugula. Another way I use Tiger Towels in my kitchen? A handy half-sheet laid on top of your greens in their package will absorb moisture and extend their fridge life. I hate wasting food!
I decided to try not one, but two new things on the grill. Besides roasted marshmallows, I’m pretty sure I haven’t cooked anything sweet on the grill. I wanted to try grilled pineapple, but it wasn’t on sale and I didn’t want to pay six dollars for a cored pineapple, so bananas it was.
After we finished up our burgers I took out some damp Royale® Tiger Towel™ and gave the grill a good wipe. It was my first time, but I was pretty sure that the bananas weren’t supposed to taste like beef. Before grilling, I halved the bananas length-wise and rolled them in a brown sugar/cinnamon mixture. They grilled about 2 minutes on each side over medium low heat.
I didn’t get the grill marks I wanted, but they tasted SO GOOD! With a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of warm caramel sauce, this was the perfect end to a summer meal.
I earned my stripes!
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