17 April 2010

Weekend Cooking: Better Burgers

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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
Combine the beef, olives, parsley, cumin, and pepper in a medium bowl until well mixed. Shape into 4 burgers. Cook over medium high heat in a sprayed grill pan or on an outdoor grill for about 4 minutes per side.

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.


20 comments:

Sandy Nawrot 4/17/10, 6:15 AM  

Mmmm...about time for a burger on the grill! I've got Kreiger's "The Foods You Crave" right now from the library and I love it. "So Easy" is next on my list to try!

Molly 4/17/10, 7:49 AM  

Since the weather (finally) turned nice, I have been craving a grilled burger and I think tonight's the night :) This one sounds wonderful :)

Jill 4/17/10, 8:03 AM  

I'm always looking for great burger variations. I've never made one with lamb...I think the addition of feta would take this over the top!

caite 4/17/10, 8:25 AM  

oh, the lamb and feta sounds so good. time to clean my grill...

Beth 4/17/10, 8:38 AM  

Noel (my husband) would love these! Too bad I don't let him have ground beef in the house. Perhaps I should send him this so he can make them when I'm on my week long business trip in June? ;-)

Bobbie 4/17/10, 8:52 AM  

Now that the weather is warm it is grill time. I am definitely going to try this recipe! Thanks for sharing:)

Heather 4/17/10, 9:20 AM  

love the idea of olives and cumin in the burger. Seems we are on a flavour trend this week as I used some of the same ingredients.

Julie P. 4/17/10, 9:31 AM  

I think these burgers sound delicious, but they wouldn't fly in my house with the rest of the folks.

bermudaonion 4/17/10, 10:08 AM  

Oh my gosh, olives! Carl's my burger guy and I'm going to show this to him.

Margot at Joyfully Retired 4/17/10, 10:20 AM  

There is nothing like a fresh burger. I never would have thought of olives. I like the idea of ground lamb, olives and parsley together. I'm going to give this a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove 4/17/10, 2:00 PM  

Oh, these sound yummy! And with grilling season here, I am always looking for ways to chang things up a bit with burgers!

Laura 4/17/10, 3:20 PM  

I love this blog!!!!!

Amy 4/17/10, 7:19 PM  

What a great recipe - I am not an olive fan but is the olive taste very pronounced? If so I might try them just without the olives!

mjmbecky 4/17/10, 11:40 PM  

This cookbook is so great! I didn't actually cook anything up today, or I'd add on. I'll probably do some cooking tomorrow though, as I try to put things up for the week.

Lina 4/18/10, 6:50 AM  

The addition of the olives sound really interesting. Might just try this out. Thanks!

Lenore 4/18/10, 7:09 AM  

I love burgers. My favorite topping is avocado, but I have to admit, feta is something I am now dying to try.

I'm so excited to participate in weekend cooking for the first time!

Louise 4/18/10, 2:24 PM  

Very yummy! I still want to participate in this at some point since I love food, eating, cooking and cookbooks!

I have been MIA for a long time, and wanted to stop by and say hello :-)

Sweet and Savory 4/18/10, 7:44 PM  

I love Ellie's recipes. They are much healthier than most, out there.

I want to apologize. I have not gotten your blog listed on my post, yet, but I am taking care of it now. I got interruped, at the moment, and I am just getting back to the computer.

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks 4/20/10, 3:38 PM  

How did this recipe not jump out at me in SO EASY!? It sounds fantastic; yes, top with feta cheese ... yum!

FishTaxi 1/26/12, 10:20 PM  

I'm making these tonight with cheesy tater tots!

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