Friends, it's finally time! We have reached the last day of Burger Bash Week and I hope you have called your friends because its almost time to set the table - picnic table, that is.
We have been juicing, baking, and frying all week in preparation for this and it's finally here! It's time to make some burgers!
The last component of our very fancy burger is, the burger! This burger is stuffed with Brie and Gruyere, one of my favorite cheese pairings.
It's seasoned simply, with just a bit of garlic power, thyme, salt, and pepper.
And then it's grilled.
Our homemade Caramelized Onion Burger Buns are lightly toasted and spread with our Caramelized Onion and Apple Jam.
Hot, crisp, onion rings are arranged and drinks are poured.
Refreshing, tropical drink? Check! Homemade condiment in the form of Caramelized Onion and Apple Jam? Check! Soft, homemade Caramelized Onion Burger Buns? Check! Obligatory fried element a.k.a. crispy onion rings? Check! Juicy, cheesy, stuffed burgers? Check! And we are done!
These burgers are not only the perfect way to begin your summer, they will also make your backyard picnic the coolest and most delicious picnic of the summer.
If you haven't begun your cooking yet, here are all the recipes you'll need to throw your very own Burger Bash!
Thanks for spending this week with me! I hope you all enjoy!
p.s. I didn't forget your shopping list - you'll find a list of everything you need for these scrumptious burgers after the recipe!
Brie and Gruyere Stuffed Burgers
- 1 lb 80/20 ground beef
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
- freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 cup grated Gruyere
- 3 ounces triple cream Brie
In a large bowl, combine ground beef and seasonings. Use your fingertips to work the seasonings into the ground beef, being careful not to squeeze into a paste.
Divide the meat into four 4-ounce portions.
Using a sharp knife, remove the rind from the Brie and cut it into cubes. Combine Brie and Gruyere in a small bowl and beat with a hand mixer to form a rough paste.
Take about 1 tablespoon of the cheese mixture and press it into the center of each portion of beef. Shape the ground beef around the cheese and press gently to flatten and shape the burger.
Wrap each burger in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. This will allow the burger to set up a bit which will help it to hold onto the cheese once it hits the heat.
When the burgers have chilled, heat up your grill and place the burgers over medium-high heat. Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, depending on your desired doneness. Enjoy!
Here is that shopping list I promised you!
things you might already have in your pantry and fridge...
- mustard seeds
- dried thyme
- sesame seeds
- garlic powder
- all-purpose flour
- bread flour
- brown sugar
- granulated sugar
- olive oil
- canola oil
- white wine
- apple cider vinegar
- 1 egg
- whole milk
- vegetable broth
- apples (2)
- onions (6)
- garlic cloves
- lemons (5-6)
- romaine lettuce
- apples (2)
- brie, I prefer triple cream
- 1 lb ground beef (80/20)
- ginger ale (2)12-ounce cans
- seltzer water (1 can)
- active rise yeast (1 packet)