Blue cheese stuffed burger

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My husband loves my cooking. I usually make lunch everyday. So, on weekends, we love going out and taste different things.  However, there is always a Sunday in which we are feeling lazy to leave the house, so we just watch TV and movies. On those days, Hubby knows I may cook somehow unhealthy food… so after watching a food tv show with stuffed burgers, we decided to make our own!

Our experiment turned out to be pretty tasty, so I highly recommend this if you like cooking, burgers and pampering yourself with delicious strong taste and a bit of fat!

This is a deluxe burger which is more than a special treat!

What you need:

400 grams (1 lb) ground beef (I usually use lean)

1 egg

1 slice of bread damped in milk

1 chopped garlic

a piece of chopped onion

1 teaspoon of ketchup

1 teaspoon of mustard

1/2 teaspoon celery seeds

1 teaspoon meat sauce

salt and pepper

100 grams (2.5 oz) of blue cheese crumbled

2 burger buns

mayo, mustard, and ketchup

2 lettuce leaves

4 slices of tomato

How to do it

  1. Place meat, egg, damp bread, mustard, ketchup, meat sauce, cellery seeds and add salt and pepper in your desired quantity.  Mix everything with your hands until you have an homogenous mixture.
  2. Make four balls with the meat and form them into patties that come out and round the buns about 1/2 inch
  3. Add half of the blue cheese on the middle of two patties. Cover with remaining meat patties and seal the borders.
  4. On a hot pan, add some oil and fry the patties on both sides for about 5 minutes on each side or until desired cooking point.
  5. While cooking the meat, on your plate prepare the buns with your desired amount of mayo and mustard. Place one lettuce leaf on the bottom half of the bun and the tomato slice on top.
  6. Place the cooked patty over the tomato, add ketchup and top with the other half of the bun.
  7. Enjoy!

Don´t forget to wash and disinfect your lettuce and tomato!

© mylunchandinner 2012

Beach burgers


© mylunchanddinner

Last saturday Hubby and I were planning on going to a tavern, but when we got there it appeared to be an all men’s place. So, we drove around to see which would be a nice place to have lunch.  We were driving by one of the main? streets in Escazú, when we realized a place we wanted to try because it’s always full was today almost empty (it was too late for tico-timed lunch).

Henry’s Beach Café is a medium-large sized restaurant with beach like decoration.  The terrace is made out of wood and the tables are surrounded by umbrellas that simulate you are sitting on the sand under the sun.  Some tables are decorated with sunscreen bottles and the walls have surfboards.

There were only two other tables occupied when we got there, and two other couples arrived a bit later.  Their menu is not very extensive, compared to other restaurants we’ve visited here.  They have appetizers, salads, burgers, sandwiches and some entrees that are a bit more complex.  The service was a bit slow, but manageable.  We both had burgers. I ordered the bacon-cheese burger in the photo while my husband asked for one with black pepper and blue cheese.

Both burgers were big enough, served with lettuce, tomato, about a pound of pickles and onions, and a few french fries.  My burger was ok, though I think it could use a bit of spices and salt for flavor.  Hubby’s burger looked a bit disgusting.  The blue cheese was mixed with what I presume was light cream and mayo, so the taste was not strong enough.  I had a bite and it was ok, but nothing more.  He also thought that the meat lacked taste. The fries were a bit better.

Saturday night we got together with some friends who stated that buffalo wings is what is actually good there, so maybe we’ll give them a try someday… on the mean time I’ve come again to the conclusion that not because it’s packed it is a great restaurant.

© mylunchanddinner 2012