Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Mini Burgers with Mushroom Pepper Cheese Sauce and Weekend Fun

I hope everyone had a good weekend. I always get a bit sad after Labor Day as life is back to “normal.” More school, more work, less play. However, this year, I have decided to live in the “now” more and not long so much for the past (=summer). :-)

We had a fun, relaxing weekend. If you follow me on Twitter, you may already know that my weekend included two long hikes. I also spent some time recuperating from them… :-) But there is truly nothing better than spending the early morning hiking to the top of a mountain. I loved every second of it.

On Friday, I saw a tweet from Whole Foods that announced that their Friday deal was grassfeed ground beef for $3.99/pound. I decided to make hubby happy and got some.

As I mentioned in my last post, last week’s CSA box included some hot peppers, and I asked for suggestions what to do with them in my last post. Several of you suggested using the peppers in a sauce for meat or chicken. And that’s exactly what I did. I actually only used two of the peppers so far. I plan on using the others in a salsa (which several of you suggested).

Mini Burgers with Mushroom Pepper Cheese Sauce
The sauce was super easy but tasty. Here are the ingredients:

Mushroom Pepper Cheese Sauce
  • 1 onion
  • 6 mushrooms
  • 2 hot peppers (I’m going to use the other two in a salsa)
  • 2 Blue Cheese Laughing Cow wedges
I sautéed the sliced onion in some olive oil and then added the sliced mushrooms and peppers and sautéed the mixture until all veggies were soft. Then I added the cheese wedges and let them melt. Super easy, yet very good…


I mixed the ground beef with the following:
  • 1 egg
  • 6 ground whole wheat crackers
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ketchup
  • Dijon mustard
  • Worcestershire Sauce
And here are the burgers, served on mini sesame buns.

The toddler felt the need to attack them for some reason…

Questions: How was your weekend? What was the best thing you did or ate? I loved my hikes and my mini burgers…

Be well,