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Those of you who read my blog during the week, know that I featured William Kent Krueger's Cork O'Connor mystery books for the Detectives Around the World theme week brought to us by Jen of Jen's Book Thoughts. Ex-Sheriff O'Connor runs a burger and fry shack that serves the fishermen and boaters who frequent Iron Lake near his northern Minnesota home.
In honor of Cork, I'm featuring a burger recipe today. I realize that there is no way one could order these awesome sandwiches at his burger joint, but I doubt you need a recipe for grilling up a premade beef patty.
This recipe comes from Ellie Krieger's So Easy, which I reviewed earlier this year. We really loved the flavor, but I made our burgers with ground lamb (because that's what I had in the freezer).
Better Burger with Green Olives
Makes 4 burgers
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- ½ cup coarsely chopped pitted green olives
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh Italian parsley
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 hamburger buns
- Tomatoes, lettuce, onion, condiments as desired
Beth Fish's notes: As I said, I used ground lamb for the meat. I also added an egg to the mixture. We are thinking of topping them with feta cheese next time.