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Burgers, ABTs, and Fries... Oh My! (pic heavy)

Rezen73Rezen73 Posts: 356
edited 2:06AM in EggHead Forum
Going out of the country (back to the US!!) in 1.5 weeks so not too much time to cook, so figured I'd do something easy today. Burgers, ABTs, and some french fries!

Jalapenos cored and ready to be stuffed. Stuffing of the day is pork sausage with a few herbs/spices - marjoram, oregano, basil, thyme, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, salt, pepper...


The burgers were made from some 85% "lean" ground beef, cut with the remaining pork sausage after stuffing the ABT's.


Seasoned only with a little kosher salt, ground black peppercorns, and a few drops of fish sauce on each side:


After I wrapped the ABT's with bacon, I dusted them with some leftover rub from last week's boston butt cook.


Some onions and jalapenos getting a little charred on the egg.


Ready for the burgers!


The ABTs started to burn on the grid, I guess due to the high brown sugar content in the pork rub, so I had to finish cooking them in the CI skillet.


Next up: some bacon for my burger!


Topped with Swiss cheese (they gotta be all fancy and label it "Emmental" here... hehe)


Burgers on. I'm really on a CI skillet burger kick. I really like the crust that forms when you cook a burger in the skillet.




Flipped! Ready for the toppings.


Sauteed onions & jalapenos:


Topped with Swiss cheese (and the bacon)...


Egg toasted bun:


Plated. Probably my favorite "burger" (almost more like a patty melt) ... beef, grilled onions, grilled jalapenos, cheese, and bacon. and that's it :D Served with some french fries fried in duck fat, a couple of ABT's, and Belhaven's Best to wash it down :D


Good stuff.


  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Heck yea, that's how you do it. Nice stuff there!
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  • Austin SmokerAustin Smoker Posts: 1,467
    I'm with you! Just not a proper burger without grilled onions and jaleps....and it's clear you can take the heat too! :laugh:

    Nice taste in beer there too!!

    What is Emmentel cheese similar to? Not familiar with that one...
  • transversaltransversal Posts: 719
    Great lookin eats, Rezen. Outdid yourself.
  • Rezen73Rezen73 Posts: 356
    Love the heat!

    For "red pepper flakes" in the sausage, I used Dave's Insanity Spice (which are actually habanero pepper flakes... hehe) :D

    Love the burn!!
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    NICE! :)
  • Austin  EggheadAustin Egghead Posts: 3,907
    What a fine looking cook. I love grilled onions, shrooms and jalapenos on a burger stuffed with cheese. I have that cook is planned for tomorrows supper. Hope tomorrows cook turns out as nice as yours
    Large, small and mini now Egging in Rowlett Tx
  • Rezen73Rezen73 Posts: 356
    mmm, I love mushrooms on my burgers too... really wish I had bought some now. Damn. hehe.

    I'm sure your cook tomorrow will turn out great :D
  • BrunDogBrunDog Posts: 27
    Burgers look great! I always season fresh cracked black pepper and kosher or fleur de sel. Curious about the fish sauce- big fan here - but never thought of it on a burger. Asides more salinity, what does it do for the flavor?

    Also, duck fat fries!! Dude, you're my kind of cook!

  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Wowwwwwwwwwww now that is simply delicious, love emmental ;)
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 4,729
    Lookin' gooood! ;)
  • Rezen73Rezen73 Posts: 356
    Fish sauce is a strange ingredient indeed.

    It's hard to describe the flavor it adds to the burger... you could say "umami", if that's a flavor. You can't taste a distinct flavor, but you know it's missing, if that makes any sense.

    All I know, is that I add it to almost all of my burgers these days... it just tastes good :D
  • James MBJames MB Posts: 356
    So that's what everyone means when they say "with Swiss".
    Nice cook.
  • James MBJames MB Posts: 356
    PS I bet you're getting your shopping list ready for all the things you miss here, whatever they may be.
  • WingsWings Posts: 20
    What brand of CI do you use ???
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,673
    Great looking meal. I did burgers this weekend, too. Love some burgers on the egg.

    Those are some skinny looking jalepenos, at least compared to the ones I am used to seeing. Are they all like that over there?

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  • Egg JujuEgg Juju Posts: 658
    Well done! I would say that was one fine meal.
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  • FockerFocker Posts: 8,262
    I'm on the same kick!

    I use the skillet/griddle with some parchment paper as a press.

    Might have to try the fish sauce. I drizzle some Woosty sauce after pressing and they sit in the fridge for 30 min before they hit the griddle. Hit em' with a little Fleur de Sel and cracked black.

    No ketchup or mustard. :sick:

    Lately I've been mixing Sriracha and mayo for a little spread with kick. Helps prevent Soggy Bun Syndrome. :woohoo:



    Nice job with the burgers and ABTs. B)
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