Any-Way-You-Want 'em Burgers

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“Beef, chicken, or turkey, simple seasonings, fresh herbs, cheeses, spices... whatever YOU want! Thanks, Jan Carlton! (courtesy WVEC)”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the first 7 ingredients, mixing well.
  2. Shape mixture into 8 equal-size thin patties.
  3. Spoon about 2 tablespoons each mushrooms, shredded cheese of choice, and onion or green onions onto the center of 4 patties, allowing a 1/4 to 1/2-inch rim of uncovered meat around the outside edges of each patty.
  4. Top each stuffing-topped patty with a second meat patty, sealing the two patties of each burger together by pinching with the fingers.
  5. Pan-fry, broil, or grill burgers as desired about 6 to 7 minutes total for medium rare and about 8 to 9 minutes for medium done burgers, turning each once.
  6. (Pan-fry burgers over moderate heat. Broil burgers about 6 to inches from heat source. Grill burgers over medium hot (charcoal) coals or medium setting of a gas grill about 8 inches above heat source.) Serve burgers in toasted buns with desired condiments and garnishes.
  7. Note: May wish to add about 2 tablespoons milk or water to chicken or turkey as both are more dry in texture than ground beef.
  8. Note: If using fresh mushrooms, place in a small heavy skillet with a few drops of water; cover loosely with aluminum foil and"sweat" over low heat for 2 to 3 minutes or until mushrooms are crisp tender but not soft and mushy.
  9. Note: 3-Cheese Gourmet Cheddar Blend consists of Natural Wisconsin, New York Sharp, and Vermont White Cheddar cheeses.
  10. Country Casserole 4-Cheese Blend consists of Cheddar, Process American, Monterey Jack, and Muenster cheeses.
  11. Variations: Use favorite commercial salsa in place of chili sauce in meat mixture.
  12. Omit seasoned salt; add salt and chili powder, if desired.
  13. Use Nacho and Taco-Cheese Blend; may add some finely snipped cilantro leaves to cheese, if desired.
  14. Omit chili sauce and seasoned salt from meat mixture; add Cavender's Greek style seasoning to taste to meat mixture.
  15. Use crumbled feta cheese with basil and sun-dried tomatoes with the mushrooms and onion or green onions.

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