When I set out to make burgers tonight, I knew it would be something with brie. I got an unbelievable price on a little wheel. $1.99! When does this happen? Rarely. So, I didn’t want to waste this melty cheese on a cracker tonight. Tonight, I wanted it melty and gooey and on my favorite guilty pleasure. A burger from the grill. Seeing as how this was a special burger already, I would also need some special toppings. I have had this jar of Trader Joes Giotto’s Bruschetta sitting in the pantry for a while and I thought why not make some tomato aioli with it. Easy enough, right? It has everything I need; sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, basil and some spices. Saute some onions and I have the makings of a gourmet burger. Hmmm, maybe I should charge tonight?
You will need: Serves 4
- 1 – 1.5 lbs of hamburger meat or ground chuck
- 1 wheel of brie cheese sliced (4 thick slices)
- 8 slices of cooked bacon or more if you so desire
- 1 large sweet white onion like Vidalia
- 1 cup of mayo
- 2 tbs of tomato bruschetta topping
- 4 buns choose your favorite, maybe brioche
- 8 pieces of lettuce
- 1/8 cup of olive oil for saute
- seasoning for your burger, I used Wild Garlic Falksalt
First thing to do is to get your patties ready. Make them your favorite way using your favorite seasoning. For me, when I want to go the easy route, I mix the seasoning throughout. Just do not overwork the meat, this will make it tougher and not as juicy. Sprinkle some extra seasoning on top with some fresh ground and push a little dimple into the patty and your ready for the grill.
Slice your cheese. Don’t worry these won’t be perfect slices by any means as this cheese is rich. I bet those burgers are ready to turn! Ignore the blue cheese on the plate, you know as well as I do by now that the blue cheese is for my daughter.