Eating is a necessity. However, we choose what to eat. The choices we make reveal a great deal about us. The food you eat can tell quite a bit about your heritage, your family, your fears, your sense of adventure, your attitude toward yourself and others, and a myriad of other personal tidbits to anyone paying attention. Everything about eating is a glimpse into your soul.

I hope to reveal a little bit about myself to you through my food. I enjoy cooking. I enjoy eating. I find pleasure in bringing pleasure to others. I hope that by sharing my recipes I bring you a little bit of joy.

Cook my food. Feed it to the people you love.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Red, White and Blue Burgers

Red, White and Blue Burgers

Independence Day was my inspiration for these Red, White and Blue Burgers. Red comes from the sweet and a little spicy Sweet Pepper Relish. Sharp and slightly sour Lemon Garlic Aioli provides the white. Blue cheese is bluish and finishes up this burger perfectly. This was wonderful. The flavors meld seamlessly. I ate one for breakfast the next day.

Servings:  6 burgers
Hardware:  Measuring spoons and cups, mixing bowl, no-powder latex gloves, a spatula, a heavy bottom frying pan
Time: Prep-10 minutes, Cook-7-10 minutes, Burgers in 20 minutes


  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef (the best that you can afford)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Montreal Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Sweet Pepper Relish
  • Lemon Garlic Aioli
  • 6 ounces of crumbled blue cheese
  • 6 buns
  • Cooking spray

  1. This is easiest to do with your hands. Put on the gloves. Mix the beef, the Montreal Seasoning and water together. Don’t over handle the beef as it will make tough burgers.
  2. Divide the ground beef into 6 equal patties. Make a small dimple in the center of each burger. Generously, salt and pepper the burgers. Spray the pan with cooking spray. Heat the pan over medium-high. Place the burgers into the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes and then flip. Cook for 5-6 more minutes. Place an ounce of cheese onto each burger during the last minute or so of cooking so that it will melt.
  3. To serve smear each side of the split buns with Lemon Garlic Aioli. Place the warm burgers onto the split buns, cheese side up. Top each burger with the Sweet PepperRelish. The burgers really do not need anything else. So very good!

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