cheeseburger in … mount’n home!

 

 

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Yes, I’ve returned… and once again, because of my long absence, I feel I have to apologize and explain away.  I have a job. In a real place, with real people, and they actually pay me! The lovely Mountain Home AFB Airmen and Family Readiness Center (where I volunteered for some time) is a dream job, and after almost 25 years of marriage, 20+ years of volunteering at one base or another, raising 3 lovely children, getting 3 degrees, moving to 11 different bases, on 3 different countries, I guess it is my time ~ anyway, I’m trying to figure out where everything fits, and coming to the realization that I don’t have unlimited time to cook and write and work and clean and care for the family…

 

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With all that said, tonight’s dinner was something close to AH-mazing!  What was it? you ask? Cheeseburgers. On homemade, toasted, onion and pecorino buns. Stuffed with cream cheese, bacon, jalepeno, garlic and pepper jack. ‘nough said.

For the buns, I used my sandwich roll recipe, added 2 T minced onion and 1/3 c Pecorino cheese to the dough, after shaping and the single rise, I brushed the tops with an egg wash, sprinkled more onion and cheese on top.

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  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 c pepper-Jack cheese, finely shreaded
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 roasted jalapeño, minced
  • 3 slices applewood-smoked bacon, finely chopped
  • 1/2 t kosher salt

Soften cream cheese; combine all ingredients in a bowl and stir with a wooden spoon. Spoon 1 T mixture per patty.

 

 

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For burgers:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 lb ground pork
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T sour cream
  • 2 T milk
  • 1 T Cholula
  • 1/2 of onion, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • salt & pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients, shape patties, place on waxed paper, grill, eat & enjoy!

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