I discovered hamburger heaven (Yes, there’s a Hamburger Heaven…it’s right next door to Doughnut Dreamworld!) when I had my first Pastrami Burger at Crown Burger’s in Salt Lake City, Utah. I remember taking that first bite and thinking “Whoever came up with this is King of the Burgers…an Olympus God? Where was this King of Glorious Burgers? Surely… THERE. HAS.TO.BE.!!! (Said in Tom Hanks voice…testing your love of movies!)
Ever since that day… long ago, I’ve spent my time trying to create the ultimate burger experience. I love a good hamburger! My work is not finished but, I think I’ve hit on a real winner with this one. With the All American Grilling Holiday just around the corner, I thought I’d share this wonderful Feta Cheese Parmesan Burger I created a few weeks ago. The patty is really, really savory but…that Dijon Blue Cheese Sauce….Ooooh, Oooh….look there it goes…right out of the ball park!
For the hamburger patty’s use a good quality ground beef. I like 80% 20% for a juicy burger. You want a little fat in the meat. Besides, without the fat content there are no flames for Mars to put out when grilling up these bad boys! I added feta cheese, minced garlic, fresh chopped parsley, onion salt, my friend…coarse black pepper (we’ve been over this obsession..lol), and some Worcestershire sauce! (Could the powers that be come up with a simpler name for that? Honestly! Ya know we all struggle with it!) Mix all those wonderful elements together and form into a really nice thick burger about 1/2 inch thick. (We don’t do paper thin burgers in this Nest! We be beef eaters…Grrrrrrr!)
Don’t those look amazing?! Every single bite will be a flavor explosion. It’s a beautiful thing! Moving on….
Pastrami! Real Beef Pastrami…YUM! I like to precook mine in a skillet on the stove. I can do this while “Mars” is busy grilling up those burgers and putting out those flames! Nothing beats the flavor of pastrami. Then, to place it on top of that delectable hamburger patty! Whew…little bit of burger paradise happening right there!
For the “awesome sauce”…(word play)…you are going to mix 1/2 cup of Ken’s Blue Cheese dressing with 1 1/2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard and 1/2 teaspoon regular mustard. Mix that all together and set aside till you have the burgers all assembled. Forget the ketchup…just try this sauce! Remember…it’s awesome!
With a grand burger like this you don’t want the bun to feel left out, so you need to step that up a notch too. I brushed the inside top and bottom with a little garlic butter and then Mars toasted them on the grill. (I have to remind Mars not to over “toast” those buns! No body likes burnt buns! Wink, wink!) Once everything is done… pull it all together by adding some Fresh Spinach leaves and sliced tomatoes. Why fresh spinach leaves? Frankly…because I was out of lettuce and didn’t want to run to town. (Remember we really are out in the country! Town is a good 20-25 minutes away!) Besides, the spinach leaves just seemed to “fit” with this exotic burger…and it was scrumdelicious! Are ya having cravings yet? Look at that Ooey-gooey cheese and Nummy sauce! (English teachers all over the world just fell over dead..lol) Move over Carl’s…I got this!
Start your holiday off with a BANG! Add this tasty burger to the menu for your 4th of July Party. It will be like fireworks for your mouth! Speaking of that…I’ve got some awesome 4th of July party tips and idea’s coming this Friday. Plus, I’ll have links to some of our favorite 4th of July recipes! Get ready for one awesome round-up party to help you make your 4th memorable!
Have a Great Day and thanks for visiting with me today!