Sunday, July 13, 2014

Reuben Burgers - Yummy Summer Food

Grilling in the Summer is our favorite!  For Father's Day I gave my honey the Weber's Big Book of Burgers.  The book not only has burger recipes but Hot Dogs, Sides and Drinks too!
The Reuben Burger is one of the first recipes we tried.  We loved it!  Just so you know, these are not anywhere near healthy eating! So not good for the waist line!  Nuff said!
Here's what the book looks like in case you go looking for it.  I think it would make a great gift for guys or girls.
The recipe I'm about to give you is straight from the book.  I hope I'm not breaking any rules by sharing it.  These burgers are a bit of work, but very worth it!
Reuben Burgers

1 pound ground chuck (80% lean)
4 ounces pancetta or lean bacon, finely chopped
2 tsp whole grain mustard
1 tsp granulated onion
1/2 tsp granulated garlic

Kosher Salt
Freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup mayonnaise
2 tblsp sour cream
1 1/2 tblsp ketchup
2 tsp prepared horseradish
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp minced fresh dill
1 garlic clove, minced or pushed through a press
1/4 tsp white vinegar

8 slices rye bread
2 tblsp unsalted butter, melted
8 slices Swiss cheese, each about 1 ounce
1 cup sauerkraut, drained

1. Mix the patty ingredients, including 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper, and then gently form four patties of equal size, each about 1 inch thick.  With your thumb or the back of a spoon, make a shallow indenetation about 1 inch wide in the center of the patties to prevent them from forming a dome as they cook.  Refrigerate the patties until ready to grill.

2. Prepare the grill for direct cooking over medium-high heat (400 to 500F).

3. Combine the dressing ingredients, including 1/8 tsp salt.

4. Lighlty season the patties on both sides with salt and pepper, and then  grill of direst medium-high heat, with the lid closed, until cooked to medium doneness (160F), 9 to 11 minutes, turning once.

5. Brush one side of each bread slice with the melted butter, and place them on a work surface, buttered side down.  Spread the unbuttered side of the bread slice(dressing side up), one slice of cheese, a patty, another slice of cheese, sauerkraut, and a second bread slice(dressing side down).  Place the burgers over direct medium-high heat, close the lid, and cook until the cheese is melted and the bread is toasted, about 4 minutes, carefully turning once.  Serve warm.
If you like a regular reuben sandwich, you will probably enjoy these burgers.  They are so good!  If you happen to try this recipe, let me know how they turned out and if you enjoyed them as much as we did!

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!

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  1. So yummy! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the party. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  2. That Reuben burger looks glorious. I will be trying this recipe tonight for dinner. Thank you for the inspiration!!

  3. Oh wow, I think that my husband would just love these! Thanks for sharing at the Creative Collection Link Party!


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