Johnny Appleseed Burgers


The meat items that have been on sale around us recently have been chicken thighs and drumsticks for about $.77 a pound and ground beef for $1.99 a pound. For our area those REALLY good prices. You will notice quite a few of my recipes have had one or the other items in them lately. I shop sales for meat and staples. I can always figure out something new to do with the meat so that the kids don’t look at me with the face that says, “Really Mom? Chicken for a fourth day in a row?”

One thing we had not had much of recently was a hamburger. Seriously, we have a grill we need to cook out more. Grilled hamburgers can be so versatile just like chicken. How many different ways can you top a hamburger? I found this burger on Cheese and Burger Society page of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board (click for link to page).

Verdict:

This was super yummy! The onions and apples mixed really well together and gave the burger a great flavor. The whole grain mustard added a bit of tang to the burger. We didn’t have any bacon so we left that off and it was still delicious.  If we have some bacon next time we make these (and there will be a next time) we will add it.

We served this with a side of corn on the cob and baked beans for a real picnic dinner!

Johnny Appleseed Burger

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
  • 1 large Granny Smith Apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 large Gala Apple
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. bacon, thick cut (if desired)
  • 6 oz. Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese, thinly sliced
  • whole grain mustard
  • 4 sourdough rolls, sliced in half and toasted
  • salt and pepper

Directions:

  1. Cook bacon (if using) until crispy. Remove bacon and cook apple and onion in 1 tablespoon of bacon grease in skillet over medium heat until wilted and soft. If not using bacon cook apple and onion in 1 tablespoon of melted butter. Stir together apple and onions until onion is wilted and apples are fork tender.
  2. When you start cooking apples and onions place hamburgers on grill to cook. Make sure they are well salted and peppered. Cook about 4-5 minutes each side until cooked the way you like them.
  3. Add cheese to burgers and close lid to melt.  Once cheese has melted remove burger from grill.
  4. Cover each toasted bun half with whole grain mustard. Place cooked apples and onions on bottom half of roll with burger on top. Add top and enjoy!

 

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Yay! Burgers again today! Yumolicious! 😜

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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  2. Thanks for following my blog. As a stay at home dad, who does all the shopping and cooking, I keep my eyes open for blogs with amazing recipes. I just found yours. I have a long, long way to go as a culinary genius, so I look for as much help as I can get. I’ll start with these burgers, and keep going.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Not a culinary genius but a mom trying to keep her family from eating only beige foods. Good luck and have fun with cooking!

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  3. He-Man has been grilling a lot this summer, and we’ve had burgers a couple of times. He’s grilling chicken, fish, and sausage.

    I think we’d like these burgers! I’m going to save this to try.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Hope you like it!

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    2. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks! Hope you like them!

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  4. Wow! I can’t wait to make this never would have thought of adding apples, but it sounds fabulous. Thanks

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! It was just a nice sweet addition.

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      1. Had to share this post. Thanks Pamela

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  5. Reblogged this on Bee Organized with Pamela and commented:
    Ok I don’t normally share recipes but it’s summer and that means grilling burgers. Enjoy.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

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