Mushroom Swiss Burger

     Sorta missed out on the whole National Hamburger Day thing this year (it was May 28th), but better late than never. We were recovering from our camping trip with some friends to Lake Whitney and to tell you the truth….I had been logged off of computers since the 24th (which was a great feeling.) But I can share some burgers that we made last week. In all honesty, we made these ahead of time in order to post for National Hamburger Day, but we just got really busy getting ready for the camping trip and work and well….life in general.     

     We started off using the last of our hamburger grind (guess its time to make some more) which was a blend of 3:1 chuck to short rib. A good tasty blend, but next time I think we’ll try to add in some brisket. The wife made these patties big….half pound each BIG!! I know she added in some Stubb’s Burger Spice Rub, but I don’t know what else. Probably some worsey sauce, salt and pepper and I don’t know what else. These went onto the Egg which was pre-heated to 450F. 

On to the Egg at 450F

     After a few minutes, the patties got flipped.

Now we’re cooking with fire

     A couple more minutes, and we threw on the buns to get toasted and added Swiss cheese to Mrs. G’s burger.

Buns and cheese added

     To make Mrs. G’s Mushroom Swiss Burger, we first added some sautéed mushrooms and  then some onions that I had slowly cooked down earlier.

The start of the Mushroom Swiss Burger

     Then she added some lettuce and tomatoes to top it off.

Finished burger

     For my Texadelphia Burger, I also started with some ‘shrooms and onions, then topped it off with Cheez Whiz and some diced jalapenos that I roasted prior to cooking the burgers.

Texadelphia Burger

     Mrs. G’s burger sure did look good, and it must have tasted good considering the nice dent she put in it. Mine on the other hand…EPIC FAILURE!! That’s right…failure. Not often you see a blogger post a failure, but I’m human, I make mistakes, I flub cooks and this was one of them. I don’t know if it was the sweetness of the yellow onion or the NASTINESS of the Cheez Whiz. I’ve never bought Cheez Whiz, not sure if I’ve ever had it, but I never will again. That stuff is NASTINESS in a jar. I think if I ever try this again, I will use provolone cheese or something else.

     One interesting thing about this cook. If you look closely at the burgers, especially the last picture, you will notice a red tint to them. I wasn’t thinking about it, but the egg still had some cherry wood chips from the ribs we had previously smoked. Those wood chips imparted a red tint to the burgers. Pretty cool, huh?

     We hope everybody had a safe, relaxing and fun Memorial Day Weekend, but more importantly that you took some time to think about and honor those that have  died while serving and protecting our great nation.