Flavor-Filled Cheese Burger
Burgers are good when you stick to the basic bun with mayo, ketchup, and mustard. But who doesn’t love adding more flavor? Typically ground beef (1lb) tastes best but there are plenty of substitutes like turkey, chicken, and even vegan mixes that you can manipulate to your taste.
For this adventure use a large cast-iron skillet, slice and sauté 1 medium-sized onion and 1 bell pepper on medium heat in a tablespoon of butter. Then chop up 1 medium jalapeno pepper, add a teaspoon (or less) of sea salt, a teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder. Mash the seasonings into the ground beef. Divide and shape the meat into 3 or more burger patties and place them in the skillet with the onions and bell peppers. Cook the patties until done, approximately 4 to 6 minutes per side then add a slice of cheddar cheese on top.
(It is suggested that you let the meat rest for a few minutes to keep those juices inside and enhance the flavor. Good luck with that.)
While the cheese melts prepare your bun with mayo, dark greens, and tomatoes. Add the sautéed onions and peppers. Let any juice drip off the burger for a few seconds then put the burger (cheesy side down) on and lastly the other half of the bun.
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***Keto-friendlier – use lettuce for a bun.