Sunday, May 17, 2009

Dill Pickle Cheeseburgers

Ah, burger season. Any given night you can step outside and catch the whiff of juicy burgers being tossed on neighborhood grills. That aroma demands you slip on flip flops, crack open a beer and leave your worries at the office. There's nothing complicated about these burgers but they hit the spot.

Dill Pickle Cheeseburgers

2 slices of white bread (I've even used an english muffin)
1/3 cup roughly chopped Italian parsley
1 egg
2 lbs. lean ground beef
2 large dill pickles - minced
salt
pepper

Hamburger buns
cheese of choice
favorite condiments

Tear bread into small pieces and put bread and parsley in a food processor and pulse until you have crumbs. Transfer to large bowl. Using wooden spoon or clean hands mix egg, beef, pickles and desired amount of salt and pepper into bread mixture. Form 6 to 8 patties about 1/2-inch thick. Toss on grill and cook to desired temperature then doctor them up with cheese and whatever else suites your fancy. Fried egg anyone?

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