Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Burger Stack

I come from a family that loves to cook. We debate whether it's an art or a science. Most of the time I like to use a recipe, at least for the first run through. Then I'll experiment and tweak. In general I like to see the tried and true proportions for any given recipe. How about you? 

This week I looked around the kitchen and came up with a burger meal with ingredients I had in my garden and kitchen. I eat very little bread, so I wanted a bun-less burger interesting enough that I won't miss the grain. This combination did it!

First, on a cool July morning I roasted eggplant to make Baba Ghanoush. I also roasted an orange bell pepper I had on hand.

Then, I roasted slices of cabbage from my garden. I grill roasted them by wrapping them in foil.

I grilled the burgers. I love the ground bison from Costco. That's when I caramelized some Walla Walla onions also. 

Then I stacked from bottom to top as follows: roasted cabbage, burger, Baba-Ghanoush, onions, grainy mustard and roasted pepper. I had a Capprese salad on the side. Didn't miss the bread, it was yummy! 

Do you like to follow recipes or create or a little of both? I admit, sometimes when I decide to 'create' it bombs. This time it was mouth watering!

Have a great week and remember

Linda <><


  1. Mostly, i am a recipe follower, but once in awhile, i will add things. Usually in our house, it's mushrooms. =)

    1. Ohhh, mushrooms, like peanut butter, you can't have too much! A layer of mushrooms would have been good with my burger!

  2. Your burger sounds fabulous! I've never had bison though. I love your roasted veggies too! Pinning so I can try sometime!

  3. I love roasting all the vegetables for ratatouille. Scooping up all that carmelization into the sauce. So yummy. I do so love to mop up the juice with a nice hunk of Italian bread.

  4. That looks really good! You also have wonderful looking vegetables from your garden! I like to follow recipes. The only deviations I make, are making them heart healthy by substituting egg whites, applesauce, etc.