Posts tagged burger
National Cheese Burger Day | Bloody Mary Burger
Ali Hedin | Bloody Mary Burger

Today is National Cheeseburger Day! I have some obsessions with burgers. Good ones. I’ve loaded quite a few onto my app - Weeknight Society - that are easy to cook and total crowd pleasers. If I hadn’t eaten my weight in burgers this summer, I might be slightly more excited for burgers.

Ali Hedin | Bloody Mary Burger

But then there’s the Bloody Mary Burger. This is one burger that I haven’t eaten too many burgers to still eat. I love this burger. You will love this burger. Especially if you are going to a football game this weekend - serve this burger with a Bloody Mary on the side and you’ll be the hit of the party!

Ali Hedin | Bloody Mary Burger

Bloody Mary Burger

serves 4

STEP 1

Combine the meat with the spices and mix it all together.

 

STEP 2

Form into four even sized patties and grill until cooked through.

 

STEP 3

Mix together mayo, horseradish and tabasco in a bowl. 

 

STEP 4

Smear bottom of bun with mayonnaise. Top with cooked patty.  Then cheese, pickles, asparagus, lettuce, bacon, and celery sticks.  Add a little more sauce to the top and then the top bun.  

           

 

2 lb ground beef

2 tbs worchestershire sauce

2 tbs ground celery seed

1 tbs paprika

1 tsp salt

1 tbs pepper

1 tbs ground mustard

2 tsp tabasco sauce

2 cloves grated garlic

 

2 pickles, sliced

12 spears Pickled asparagus

2 stalks Celery sticks, sliced thin

1 head Iceburg lettuce

4 strips cooked Bacon

4 slices Swiss cheese

 

¼ cup Mayonnaise

1 tsp Horseradish 

4 shakes Tabasco sauce

Ali Hedin | Bloody Mary Burger
Ali Hedin | Bloody Mary Burger
back to school + portobello burger recipe
Ali Hedin | Back to School with a Portobello Burger

Hooray!  Hooray!  The kids are going back to school!  I am ready for them to have something to do everyday that doesn't require me entertaining them. I have usually had help so I can do my own work projects while the kids are home.  This summer I figured the kids were old enough, had things going on, and we didn't need help.  

Wrong.

It has been a long summer of entertaining children and not exactly working.  Things really fell off.  I missed this.  I missed you.  I missed working and creating.  I cannot wait for these little people to GO BACK TO SCHOOL already.

To celebrate (it makes them feel special, not just a celebration for me) I created a healthy version of our favorite dinner featuring Portobello Burgers + Dry Zero Sugar Cola.    

Ali Hedin | Back to School with a Portobello Burger

All summer we have eaten more burgers than it seemed possible in one summer.  We'd go to someone's house - burgers.  We went to Chelan - burgers.  We couldn't figure out what else to eat - burgers.  No one wanted to cook inside - burgers.  

When we start going back to school, I try to make things a little healthier.  My family isn't a huge 'mushroom family' because Mr. Hedin and I aren't the biggest mushroom eaters.  But I am trying harder to make sure my children have eaten everything.  Portobello mushroom caps are a great start.  They have a meaty flavor and texture that is simple for "newbies" to get into.  I layered mine with guacamole + Swiss cheese which also helps for people who haven't had much exposure to mushrooms.  

Ali Hedin | Back to School with a Portobello Burger

Portobello Burger

serves 4

STEP 1

Marinade the mushrooms in white wine, balsamic, oil, and garlic.  Let rest 10-15 minutes.  (15-20 mins)

 

STEP 2

Grill the mushrooms on either a hot barbecue or a grill pan.  Continue to baste with remaining marinade. Toast the buns while you’re at it.  5-6 mins

 

STEP 3

Top each mushroom with a piece of cheese and let melt.  

 

STEP 4

Add tomato slices, guacamole, and lettuce.  Serve hot. 

    

4 large portobello mushroom caps

½ cup white wine

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 cloves garlic, grated

4 leaves iceberg lettuce

4 slices Swiss Cheese

½ cup guacamole

1 beefsteak tomato, sliced

4 brioche buns

Ali Hedin | Back to School with Portobello Burger
Ali Hedin | Back to School with a Portobello Burger

Is anything more natural than a burger and a cola? But if you're making changes to your burger - why not make your cola a little healthier too?  DRY - my very favorite soda company in the whole wide world - has come out with new colas!  I paired my burger with the basic DRY Zero Sugar cola and it was perfect.  Not only do the new Dry Zero Sugar Colas not have sugar, but they are organic.  It's also not shabby with a little whiskey...

Ali Hedin | Back to School with a Portobello Burger

How are you celebrating the kids going back to school?  A little mothers brunch?  Cocktails at noon?  Let me know! 

Sponsored by DRY Soda


pineapple party + teriyaki chicken burger recipe
Ali Hedin | Pineapple Graduation Party

Happy Summer!  Are you celebrating something?  You should be, there's lots to celebrate.  Celebrate the kids who have graduated from school; celebrate the parents who made it through another school year; celebrate the baseball teams/soccer teams/volleyball teams that had a great season.  

You did it!  

We made it to another summer.  

Ali Hedin | Pineapple Graduation Party

To celebrate, I leaned into the pineapple trend that everyone is loving and turned it into an edible trend.  If pineapples are cute, then eating them has to be freaking adorable.  Right?  I made a simple little menu with teriyaki chicken burgers that can cook on the grill while everyone sips delicious coconut pineapple cocktails that can be spiked or un-spiked for the younger celebrators.  

Ali Hedin | Pineapple Graduation Party

TERIYAKI CHICKEN BURGER

serves 4

STEP 1

In a microwave safe bowl, combine soy, pineapple juice, ginger, garlic, and sugar.  Set aside.  If you’re making rice, start it now. 

 

STEP 2

Pour half of the pineapple mixture over the chicken.  Let rest 5 minutes, but no longer or the pineapple with begin to ‘cook’ the chicken.

 

STEP 3

Grill chicken about 3 minutes on each side until cooked through.  

 

STEP 4

Whisk cornstarch in the pineapple mixture and microwave at one-minute increments whisking between each minute.  Continue until slightly thick.  

 

STEP 5

Whisk together mayonnaise and sriracha.  Spread mixture on one side of the Hawaiian buns.

 

STEP 6

Layer chicken, pineapple, and lettuce on top of each burger.  Serve with rice.

4 chicken breasts, sliced into cutlets

1 can sliced pineapple rings

¼ cup soy sauce

Pineapple juice from the can

1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger

1 clove garlic

2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 tbs corn starch

8 Hawaiian hamburger buns

¼ cup mayonnaise

1 tbs. sriracha

Iceberg lettuce

 

 

Ali Hedin | Pineapple Graduation Party
Ali Hedin | Pineapple Graduation Party

PINA COLADA SPARKLERS

In a tall glass scoop two to three scoops of coconut sorbet.  Top with Pineapple Dry Sparkling until the glass is full.  Float 2 oz. of dark rum on top for the adults in the group.

Ali Hedin | Pineapple Graduation Party
Ali Hedin Pineapple Party

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Ali Hedin | Pineapple Graduation Party

tropics on a bun | hawaiian burger
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Sometimes all it takes to feel like you're on vacation is the right dinner.  That's where a Hawaiian Burger come in.  It's a vacation on a bun.  The combination of fresh pineapple + teriyaki sauce + a little spice is a perfect tribute to the Hawaiian islands.  

Also, because it's done in 20 minutes, you can kick back and relax with a little tropical cocktail to really sell the whole vacation thing.  

Ali Hedin | Hawaiian Burger
Ali Hedin | Hawaiian Burger

HAWAIIAN BURGER

serves 4

STEP 1

In a saucepan over low heat, cook together ¼ cup soy sauce, 1 cup reserved pineapple juice (drained from the can), 1 tsp grated ginger, 1 clove grated garlic, and 2 tbs brown sugar until bubbling.  In a small bowl whisk together 2 tbs corn starch and ¼ cup water – quickly whisk into the bubbling pan and cook one minute until thick.

 

STEP 2

In a bowl, combine ground beef, 1 tsp grated ginger, and ¼ cup teriyaki sauce that you just made.  Mix until well combined.  Form into patties. 

 

STEP 3

Chop pineapple slices and combine them in a bowl with jalapeno and red onion.  Set aside.

 

STEP 4

Cook hamburger patties in a grill pan on the stove or on the barbecue until a meat thermometer reads 135 degrees.  Butter the buns and grill them along side the burgers. 

 

STEP 5

Spread mayonnaise on one side of the buns and top with hamburger patty, pineapple salsa, lettuce, a slice of swiss cheese, and a spoonful of teriyaki sauce. 

 

1.5 lb ground beef

2 tsp ginger, grated

1 can pineapple slices

¼ cup soy sauce

1 clove garlic

2 tablespoons brown sugar

2 tablespoons corn starch

1 egg, beaten

1 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped

½ red onion, chopped

4 ounces swiss cheese, sliced

1 head romaine lettuce

2 tbs Mayonnaise

4 Hamburger Buns

Ali Hedin | Hawaiian Burger