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A Burger with a Twist!

Written by Sara Ross

It’s grilling season and I love to fire up the grill and make dinner outdoors.  If I can put the entire meal on the grill I will.  The other night I wanted to make hamburgers, but wanted to dress them up a little more than I normally do.  This is what I came up with:

Ingredients

2 pounds of lean ground beef

2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 tablespoon mesquite burger seasoning, or something similar

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Swiss cheese, sliced

2 cups of fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon Lawry’s all seasoning salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

 

Directions

Place the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, mesquite burger seasoning, and freshly ground pepper in a large bowl and mix well.  Divide into 6-8 patties, depending on what size you want your burgers to be.  Place on the grill.  

In a medium skillet over medium-high heat, sauté the mushrooms and onions together and cook until they are tender.  Stir in the seasoning salt and garlic powder.  

When the burgers are almost done, place some of the mushroom/onion mixture on top of each burger and top with swiss cheese. Grill a little longer until the cheese is melted.  

Serve on a bun with any other toppings if you would like, but these are great as is!  Enjoy!  

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About the author

Sara Ross

Sara grew up in south central Nebraska, in a little farming town called Elwood. Her family was in the insurance business, so between the two she’s been around agriculture her whole life. After high school, Sara went on to get her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and accepted a job with RCIS, the nation’s largest crop insurance company, as their trade show consultant. She traveled all over the country, but calls the Commodity Classic farm show “her favorite”, and it is no mystery as to why. She met her husband, Kevin, at that show in 2006.

Together, Kevin and Sara are the sixth generation to farm the land that they live on outside of Minden, IA where they raise 600 acres of corn, soybeans, hay, pasture ground and approximately 80 head of cattle.

In 2008 Sara went to work for her dad at their family insurance business, The Home Agency. She is currently their Marketing Manager. In 2010, she became involved with CommonGround which is a group of farm women who want to start conversations with their urban counterparts about what it’s like on a farm and how their food is grown and raised. She’s gotten to meet a lot of consumers through this grassroots program who are genuinely interested in learning about food and agriculture. This led to Sara starting her own blog, SarasHouseHD.com where she talks about family, food, and life on a farm.

Sara and Kevin had their first son in 2010 and their second son in 2012. They love growing up on a farm and would ride in the tractor with their dad 24/7 if we let them! In between being a farmwife, a mother, a marketing manager, a CommonGround volunteer and a blogger, Sara loves to talk about what it’s like on a farm and to share recipes with others. In her spare time, her hobbies are traveling, photography, snow skiing, crafts, hunting, and reading. You can follow her on Twitter (@sarashousehd), Facebook (Sara’s House HD) and Pinterest (pinterest.com/sarashouseh