Burgers

Yummy Onion Beef Sliders

My husband and I recently found a farmer’s market that takes on Wednesday evenings near the Dell Diamond.  You can find all sorts of yummy goodies from baked goods, fresh meat, fish, and poultry, fresh fruits and veggies, delicious beverages, and even yummy homemade popsicles.  One of my favorite booths was for Sweetish Hill Bakery and they featured fresh bread products.  I found some delicious sesame seed slider buns and they were the inspiration for these quick and easy sliders.


  • Your favorite slider buns or hawaiian rolls sliced
  • 1 lb. of fresh ground beef (we used extra lean from Central Market)
  • 1 cup of sliced sweet vidalia onion
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Ketchup, mustard, & pickle slices to garnish

 


  1. Divide the meat into about 10 small meatball size balls.
  2. Preheat a stainless steel pan* to medium-medium high heat (it was level 5 on our electric stove).
  3. Place half of the sliced onion into the pan and cook until slightly soft stirring frequently to ensure they do not stick.
  4. Then place 4 meatballs at a time into the pan (on top of the onions) and squish each one flat with a sturdy spatula to form your patty.
  5. Season the meat with salt and pepper to your liking.  Cook for 3 minutes uncovered and then flip the patties.
  6. Add 2 tbsp water and cover the pan.  Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the burgers are done.
  7. Move the burgers to the buns, top with onions, ketchup, mustard, and pickle.  Repeat the process again until all your meatballs are cooked.  ENJOY! :)

*my hubby loves to buy kitchen things and his new favorite toy is his All Clad Stainless-Steel 12-Inch Fry Pan.  Although it was an investment, we both LOVE the pan and think it’s well worth the money.  We bought it from Bed Bath & Beyond with their 20% off coupon, so it definitely helped. :)

Sloppy John’s

Sloppy Joes are always a quick go to meal during a busy week. However, this recipe was inspired by my husband John due to his love of BBQ sauce, mustard, and relish, hence the updated name. Here’s a version tailored to his tastes (and probably the best version I’ve ever had!)

You’ll need:

-one package of lean ground turkey (we use the Jennie O 93/7 kind, I found the extra lean gets tough real quick and is not as good)
-one yellow bell pepper diced (or any color really)
-1/2 medium white onion diced
-1 1/4 cup BBQ sauce (the trick we used is to get 2 different sauces, a sweet and a tangy and combine them- in this recipe we used Stubb’s Original and KC Masterpiece Original)
-yellow mustard
-your favorite dill relish
-your favorite hamburger buns (toasted if you like)

To start off, heat a large non stick skillet over medium high heat and then add the turkey and cook until no longer pink. Drain off the excess fat and throw in the onion and pepper and cook until tender.

Then add the BBQ sauces and squirt the mustard in to your liking and combine all the ingredients together.

Lower the heat to medium low and heat through until the sauce stars to simmer. Remove from heat and spoon mixture on top of buns. Add relish and dig in! It’s so easy and yet SOOO YUMMY!!

Stubb’s Burgers

On the weekend, my husband loves to grill something tasty. This weekend we decided to try out some new burgers that were very good. We visited our local Super Target and found this Stubb’s Burger Rub:

We used one pound of ground beef (85/15) and about 1/4 cup chopped fresh onion. We combined that in a bowl, formed the meat into 4 patties, and rubbed the Stubb’s on real good. For an outdoor grill, you need to preheat it to 450 degrees for about 10 minutes. Once it’s nice and hot, place the burgers on there for 7 minutes and then flip them for another 5 minutes to get you medium burgers. Once they’re done, place them on your favorite bun (we used an onion and poppyside bun) with your favorite toppings (I like lettuce, pickles, tomatoes, ketchup and mustard). Here’s what mine looked like: