Time for February WC Recipe Swap!
The theme for this swap is Superbowl Snacks! I was excited, naturally, because we are big football fans and always excited to try a new game day food. I received the blog, The Jey of Cooking
and immediately knew what I was going to make. Ultimate Sririacha Burgers
I recently had Jey's blog for another recipe swap and almost made these over a different recipe. I kept the burger on my radar and this seemed like the perfect fit for our swap. Ron and I love sririacha and the combination with the blue cheese dressing is absolutely delicious! I made a few small changes to the original recipe, but wanted to keep close to the original because it sounded so great. I decreased the sririacha by a tablespoon to keep the spice level a little lower. I also used havarti because Ron does not like swiss and kept the bacon and onions separate. We would normally grill our burgers, but we have gotten so much snow that we could not get our grill on the deck! I included pan frying instructions, but I think grilled is always the way to go!
Ron and I both loved this burger....the sauce really makes it! We made oven fries and used the extra sauce as a dip for our potatoes. Yum!
This is a perfect burger to dig into with a football crowd and, even though football season is over, it is delicious enough to enjoy year round.
Thank you Jey for a delicious burger and thank you to our host Sarah of A Taste of Home Cooking
for organizing our swaps!
I also turned 30 today.....eeeeekkkk!
1 1/2 lb Ground Beef
2 Tbl Low Sodium Soy Sauce
3 Tbl Sriracha, divided
Pepper, to taste
8 Slices of Bacon
1 Sweet Onion, sliced
3/4 Cup Blue Cheese Dressing
4 Burger Buns
4 Slices Havarti Cheese
2 cups Fresh Arugula
In a large bowl, use your hands to gently combine ground beef with soy sauce and 2 Tbl sriracha. Form into 4 patties and set aside on a in the fridge.
Add bacon to a skillet and heat over medium-low until cooked through and crispy. Place bacon on a paper towel lined plate and, reserve the extra bacon grease in the pan. Add the onions and allow to caramelize, about 25-30 minutes.
In a small bowl, combine the blue cheese dressing with the remaining 1 Tbl sriracha and set aside.
Over medium heat pan fry the patties for 5 minutes per side (or until you reach desired doneness). After flipping the burgers, warm the buns in the oven. Add a slice of havarti cheese on top of each burger.
Assemble the burgers as follows:
Spread the blue cheese sriracha sauce onto each half of the burger buns, followed by arugula, the havarti cheese covered beef patty, caramelized onions, 2 bacon slices and a little extra sauce.