Monday, November 3, 2014

Burgers & Fries with a Twist

I absolutely love the Food Network!! Being a foodie I am constantly inspired by the delicious sweet and savory dishes all of the chefs create. A few years back I was watching an episode of Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives Guy Fieri was at a restaurant where they made stuffed burgers. I liked the idea so much that I decided to try it, but added my own twist to it. Here is what I came up with...

Brie burgers with lemon-basil mayo:


1 lb. ground beef (or lean ground turkey)
4 oz. sliced brie cheese
1 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Ingredients for Mayo:

1/2 c. chopped fresh basil
1 c. mayo
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
salt, to taste

Directions: ( I used a George Foreman grill):
  1. Heat grill.
  2. In a medium glass bowl mix ground meat with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  3. Divide the mixture into 4 equal parts and form into patties.
  4. Then grill for about 8 minutes or until the center is cooked.
  5. Place 1 slice of cheese on each patty until melted, about 1 - 2 minutes.
Meanwhile, make the mayo:
  1. In a small to medium bowl mix mayo, basil, lemon juice, and salt with a whisk until well combined.
  2. Then cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
Garlic and Chili Powder Sweet Potato Fries:

5 sweet potatoes
2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. chili powder
Salt and pepper, to taste

  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a freezer size bag place oil, garlic powder, chili powder, salt and pepper. Close bag and set to the side.
  3. Now, peel the potatoes and slice into 1 inch strips. Add them to the mixture in the bag and coat thoroughly.
  4. Place in a single layer on an non-greased baking sheet and bake for 30-35 minutes.
    (Note: the fries will not get crispy but will taste really good.
This is definitely on delicious dish and I'm glad I was able to take inspiration from one of my favorite Food Network stars! I suggest pairing this with a cool brew. ENJOY!!

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  1. Hi! I'm visiting from Inspire me Monday. I love burgers--especially those that are unusual. Lemon basil mayo with brie sounds fantastic!

  2. What a great Burger and Fries, we would love this one. Hope you are staying warm and cozy in this cold weather and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen