After taking some time to launch my joint venture of T and D Organics and Designs with T I’m now back in the kitchen creating specials for a newly opened restaurant in the area.
Living in a small town I have to sort of think “inside the box” when it comes to my specials but am finding creative, yet no so scary ways, to get the local populace to try new things.
Last weekend I ran a stuffed beer burger special. This was inspired by a recipe I found online and my own personal recipe that I tried last year at the bar and grill I worked for.
After getting lots of compliments and nearly selling out, I decided I’d share this recipe with you- in part.
Stuffed Beer Burgers:
What You Need:
(original recipe available here)
1 pound ground beef
1 small onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 cup beer
(What I’ve added)
Swiss cheese slices
My take on Russian dressing (no you can’t have the recipe)
What To Do:
Mix the ingredients listed above all together, except for the Swiss cheese, the Russian dressing and corn starch. Make an even amount of burger patties. Fold your Swiss cheese into quarters and lay on a patty. Squirt approximately a Tablespoon of dressing on top of the cheese. Lay another patty over this and squeeze together. Sear the patties on a hot grill, remove before completely cooked. Roll burger in cornstarch. Drop into a deep fryer for about 4 minutes. Remove from fryer and immediately top with your favorite cheese and eat up!
This is a fantastic moist, yet crisp, burger. Serve it up at your next cook out or gathering.