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SHEPHERD's PIE BURGERS
Date: Septrmber 18, 2010 Viewing:Click on THUMBNAIL to bring up larger image with captions. There will also be controls for manual or self running slide show. Learn More:ClickHERE to jump to additional Info about this recipe.
Shepherd’s Pie Burger
Carrots, onions & kernel corn are diced to go in the burgers - along with Worcestershire sauce, salt & pepper
The diced onion, kernel corn & carrots are sauteed for about 5 minutes
After about 5 minutes the veggies are nice 7 soft, it is time to let them cool off a bit before making the patties
The burgers used 85% lean ground beef, the diced veggie mixture, salt, pepper & Worcestershire sauce
The ingredients for the patties are ready to be mixed
Everything has been mixed, it is time to make the patties
The patties are made, the onion rolls are buttered, the garlic mashed potatoes are made & the cheddar cheese gathered
The patties and onion rolls are grilled using medium direct heat
The burgers have just been flipped, they are quite soft & a well oiled grill grate was a key to success
After the flip the burgers are topped with garlic mashed potatoes
The extra sharp cheddar cheese went on for the last couple minutes
The burgers and toasted buns were served with some fries & a salad
These were an excellent burger, with a great flavor that did bring out the essence of a Shepherd’s Pie
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I have been on a bit of a comfort food binge this summer. I was searching for a recipe to bring shepherd’s pie to the grill. While I didn’t have much success with shepherd’s pie I did find a recipe for Shepherd’s Pie Burgers. Now what is more comfort food than that? The burgers used carrots, onions & kernel corn which was finely diced & sauteed. The other seasonings for the patties was Worcestershire sauce, salt & pepper. With all of the diced ingredients in the meat plus Worcestershire sauce, they were somewhat soft - a sure sign you need to spend extra time getting the grill grates oiled. Once the burgers were flipped they were topped with some garlic mashed potatoes, followed by sharp cheddar cheese. These burgers were very tasty and were extremely filling I had debated on making one each or two each for folks and I was very glad I did the single batch. They definitely captured the essence of a shepherd’s pie and made for a great burger to boot.