Brie Stuffed Burger

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It’s Sunday and because it’s Sunday I thought it would be a good night to make hamburgers for dinner. It’s on the simple side and that’s what I wanted for tonight.

I know Kylie enjoys hamburgers and Dennis does as well. Kylie’s second semester at CSUSM starts up tomorrow. She is actually looking forward to heading back to school and  her new classes that await her. This next week is going to seem so quiet to me. Kylie lives at home and commutes to her campus, but it’s been so nice to have her home with me during the day … that is when she wasn’t hanging out with her friends. Of course, knowing she’s with friends and having a good time always makes me happy. We certainly had a lot of fun during her break … Kylie had off from December 15th until tomorrow. Wow … that was so nice!

I made a simple burger with very little seasoning. I decided to stuff my burger with a small wedge of brie cheese. It sounded decadent to me while I was grocery shopping this morning and that’s how I came up with the recipe. A lot of times I find my inspiration while walking the aisles at the store and coming up with a plan on the fly.

I started with a pound and a half of lean ground beef. To that, I added an egg to bind the meat together, kosher salt and pepper.

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I mixed everything together lightly with a fork and formed 6 burger patties. I knew Dennis would appreciate leftovers so he could take a burger to lunch with him.

I cut a serving size of brie, but only used a third of that wedge for my burger. You could definitely use the entire serving of brie for your burger if you’d like.

I took my meat and placed the brie on top, forming the Pattie around the cheese.

For a bun, I used an English muffin. It has quite a bit fewer calories than a hamburger bun, which I appreciate.

I added only romaine lettuce and a couple slices of tomato. I didn’t add any condiments to my burger. I really wanted a simple burger tonight. Dennis and Kylie enjoy ketchup and mustard and I always enjoy dijon mustard on my burgers, just not tonight. I wanted to taste that brie cheese, that was the star of my hamburger after all.

The burgers looked great when I pulled them from the oven. I wanted to bake my burger, no oil or butter tonight. I loved that the brie cheese melted outside the meat a little – yum!

Ingredients

1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef

1 egg

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

brie cheese (as much or as little as you’d like)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place meat into a glass bowl.
  3. Add egg, salt, and pepper to meat. Mix lightly with a fork.
  4. Place wedge of brie within each burger patty and form.
  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

Enjoy!

Until next time, Kris

 

 

Author: Sunshine and Savory

I love when my house is filled with people, having friends and family over for a meal feeds my soul. There is nothing I enjoy more than preparing for a dinner party, a holiday dinner, or a book club meeting when it's my turn to host ... If I could, I would own a Bed and Breakfast! This would ensure I'd always have someone to prepare a meal for. Being with others and sharing my table is what I look forward to most. I was born in Wisconsin and after I got married in 1987, my husband and I moved west for his job. He had just graduated college and we were married a couple months later. An interesting tidbit about me is that I never cooked a meal before I got married. I taught myself how to cook and found that I really enjoyed it. One of the first meals I made after we were married was a shrimp pasta dish. I made this for myself when my husband was on business travel and I had so much fun inventing this meal - this was the start of my love of cooking. I probably won't be posting much on shrimp dishes, since I am now allergic. Big bummer! I was allergic to lobster, and then had an issue with scallops, so just never had a shrimp after the scallop incident. Why couldn't I be allergic to something less enjoyable?! My favorite celebrity chefs are Ina Garten and The Pioneer Woman. I hope you enjoy my blog!

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