Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Baked Herb Butter Burgers

Who doesn't enjoy a delicious homemade burger? I ran across a recipe for Butter Burgers on Pinterest shortly after I received my Cluck 'n Moo Beef and Chicken Ground Meat. Light bulbs went off on how I could adapt the recipe to be something my family would love. There are really so many directions you could go in to make this your family's favorite. I encourage you to be creative and put your own spin on it. The one thing I absolutely recommend that you use is the Cluck 'n Moo! It really has a great flavor and texture.

Baked Herb Butter Burgers
by Linda
Adapted from Baked Butter Burger by Creole Contessa

1 stick real butter, unsalted
2 Tablespoons chives, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoons dried tarragon
2 pounds Cluck 'n Moo Ground
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 yellow onion, grated
3 slices thick white bread (I used Pepperidge Farmhouse Hearty White)
6 pear tomatoes
6 sweet/spicy pickle chips (I used Mad Pickles)

1) In a food processor, combine butter, chives, garlic and tarragon. Pulse until you have a smooth paste. Set aside.

2) In a large bowl combine Cluck 'n Moo, pepper, salt and grated onion. Using your hands, work it all into the meat.

3) Press the Cluck 'n Moo into an 8" x "12 inch buttered casserole dish. Make sure the meat is evenly distributed.

4) Using a spoon, spread the herb butter completely across the top of the meat. (I had to place dots of butter down first, then smooth it out across the meat).

5) Cover the casserole dish with foil and place in a preheated 375°F oven. Bake for 45 minutes. Check the temperature to make sure meat has reached at least 165°F and that the juices run clear.

6) Place the meat on a cutting board and using a 2 1/2" round cookie cutter, cut out six mini burgers and set aside.*

7) Using the same cookie cutter, cut out six bread rounds (you can get two rounds per slice.)

8) Place the bread rounds on a cookie sheet, then place under broiler on high. Remove from broiler when the bread is browned.

9) Build your burger how you like it. I served plain with a tomato and sweet/spicy pickle chip garnish.


*After I cut my burger rounds, I just put the leftover meat in a baggie for my husband to have a sandwich later. He didn't mind having the odd bits and pieces.

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