Published on July 3rd, 2015 | by Kristen Swain1
Sublime Sausage Burgers
I am a burger fan, although I can be a little picky about my burgers.
As with all things, I love to have stuff and things on my food. (Didja get that Walking Dead reference there?)
Seriously though, a burger is best with at least a couple additions.
I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but around here burgers and ground beef keep going up and up in price. I have been serving burgers and ground meat items less and less, and with the bird flu, ground turkey isn’t easy to get either.
What is a girl with a burger hankering to do? What about sausage burgers?
A couple Sunday’s ago I was fixing up some of my favorite breakfast sausage. I like this Jimmy Dean’s Country Mild because the flavors are so mellow. That morning I’d found a little leftover ground turkey and decided to throw a burger in the sausage pan to cook up that leftover turkey. A little of the seasonings got onto the sausage, and hubby and I both talked to each other about how tasty it was.
Fast forward to grocery shopping. Ground beef was over $10 a package. And this JD Country Mild was about $3.58 a package. Each package makes 4 patties. And let me tell you, some darn tasty burgers too!
They are meaty, not at all gristly like some ground beef can be. The fat content is easy to drain off, and doesn’t leave that greasy flavor in your mouth. The texture is very much like a beef burger, more so then any ground turkey burger. The calories are just 300 calories if you get four patties from the package. Make smaller patties for less calories.
Let’s put some burgers together.
I baked my own rolls, from some Frozen Rhodes Dinner Rolls, you thaw, proof, and bake. They are DELICIOUS!
To make my burger patties, I just pulled four balls of sausage out of the package, then patted them into patties. I put a couple tablespoons of burger mix in on a plate and then dredged my patties in the seasoning mixture.
I would only do one side, because, the seasoning is pretty salty. If you like a salty burger, go for both sides.
Cook your burger to your preference, I like between medium well and well done, since it’s factory packaged ground meat.
Toss on some bleu cheese. (I put an ice cube in the pan with the burgers and cover it to melt the cheese with the steam.)
Toss on a slice of bacon, halved. It’s crispy and smokey blended with the tart and creamy bleu cheese.
This is one AH.MAZ.ING Burger!