Saturday, August 24, 2013

Stuffed Cheeseburgers and Homemade Pickles

My parents were in town to visit yesterday so we went to Victor Cafe, where the waiters and waitresses sing arias in between serving our food.  Matt and I didn't tell them anything until they actually started singing, they were so surprised!
Today they went with my sister, Alyssa, to her orientation and left afterwards.  I cooked dinner for Matt and Alyssa tonight, hamburgers and homemade pickles!  

Look how healthy I was, no bun! 

Stuffed Cheeseburgers

1 pound ground beef
1 packet beef boullion
1 Tbsp. chopped dried onion
2 Tbsp. water
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 Tbsp. olive oil
*You can really stuff your burgers with what you want, including relish, any kind of cheese, onions, etc.

Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. 
Shape into patties, about the size of your palm.
Press your thumb into the center of each burger to make a small hole.
Heat large pan over medium heat.
Place olive oil in pan. 
When hot, add burger patties.
Cook 3-4 minutes.
Flip, cook 2-3 minutes on the other side, depending on how well-done you want them. (This will give you medium.
I used two tomato slices instead of buns, but you can top with what you like.

Recipe Adapted from Comfort Food

Homemade Pickles

1/3 cup water
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tsp. sugar
1 tsp. dill weed
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cucumber, sliced thinly

Heat all ingredients, except cucumber, in medium sauce pan until boiling.  
Remove from heat and add cucumber.
Let sit for about a half an hour, stirring occasionally. 

Recipe Adapted from Cooking Light