Your going to think one of three things of me, one, I’m really weird, two, pretty creative, three, that girl needs some serious help. I probably need the serious help! Now I know I was going to post a recipe that I made over the weekend that I loved, but I made this for dinner last night and I just had to share right away! I really have no patience!
I know your probably thinking, what the heck is that? What did she make now? It’s kind of funny looking. (giggle, giggle) This is my Friends is a Cherry Hamburger! Yes I made Cherry Hamburgers and I”m pretty proud of them. I was unsure at first, but I needed to use up some cherries and I, well I don’t need to explain it to you, I love fruit, I love cherries and I can eat them on just about anything! So there! (I’m sticking my tongue out at you). Don’t judge me!!! Your judging me aren’t you?
I made these using 96/4 ground beef, seasonings, jalapenos and some freshly chopped cherries. I topped my burger with my Cherry Quick Jam and some of the balsamic glaze from Trader Joe’s. I am so addicted to that glaze! To save on calories I decided to use a 100 calorie Thomas English Muffin for my bun. It worked out perfect. Not too much bread and more meat and sauce. Plus it really held together and didn’t fall apart. I toasted my bun on the grill for some added crispness. You ever notice when you make burgers they always shrink, so I decided to go smaller on the bun to fit the burger. Each burger ways about 4.6 oz and has 250 calories including the English Muffin.
The flavor was wonderful on these burgers, sweet and savory with a kick of heat. With the jalapenos and cherry mixture it really complimented each other. My Cherry Jam isn’t really sweet, so you’re not getting a really sweet burger at all. The balsamic glaze kicked up the flavor a notch. My Husband, who I didn’t tell that there were cherries in the burgers really liked them. He ate two and shhhhhh, don’t tell anyone, but so did I. I loved this burger and I’m kind of sad that there are no left overs.
If you’re looking for a different spin on a traditional hamburger than this is a burger for you! You have it all in here, sweet, spicy and savory. I personally think you can’t go wrong with that combination. If your into cheese, you may want to top your burger with some feta or goat cheese. I debated about that, but decided not to at the last-minute. So what do you think? You think I’m weird don’t you? I just can’t believe my Husband ate them!! First time we didn’t have leftover burgers.
- 16 oz ground beef, lean
- ¼ cup cherries, pitted, chopped small
- 10 jalapenos, pickled, chopped small
- ½ tsp. garlic powder
- ¼ tsp. black pepper
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- ½ tsp. dijon mustard
- 1 dash salt
- 4 English Muffins (I used 100 calorie muffins)
- 4 tbsp. cherry quick jam or cherry perserves (optional)
- 2 tsp. balsamic glaze (optional)
- Preheat grill to medium heat
- In a bowl, add ground beef, cherries, jalapenos, dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce and seasonings. Mix until combined.
- Divide into 4 equal portions and flatten out to a hamburger shape.
- Place burgers on grill. Cook for about 7 - 8 minutes on the first side, flip and cook for an additional 3 - 5 minutes.
- Serve Hamburger on a English Muffin and top with cherry quick jam and balsamic glaze.
I hope you like my odd dinner and I hope it doesn’t change your opinion of me, unless it’s in a good way! 😉 I think sometimes you just need to be a little different and experiment with different flavors. You never know what combination your just going to love!! Plus it put a smile on my face, which we all could use on a Wednesday!!
I am off to clean my messy Kitchen, and boy is it a mess. No one cleans it but me and sometimes it is too much. Do you have rules in the house, that if you cook dinner than someone else does has to do the dishes? That rule used to apply in my house, but it seems my family got lazy and they don’t care. I swear they would wait for the dishes to hit the ceiling before they touched them. I try to hold off and not do them, but it’s gross letting them sit. Thank you for letting me vent.
Off I go to clean! Have a great Thursday!!