Your girl right here loves a good burger with a whole bunch of stuff on it. One of my favorite burger places is this place in Cincinnati called Terry’s Turf Club. It was actually featured on the Food Network Show called “Diner’s, Drive-Ins, and Dives”. Its such a cool place to eat because the first thing that you notice when you walk in is peanut shells all over the floor.That’s right, people eat peanuts and then just throw them on the floor. It’s great.
The burgers there are simply amazing and huge! Also, if you like beer it is a great place to go. They have a nice beer collection and I’m not talking about Bud Light and Coors Light. I’m talking about beers that I have never heard of, special imported stuff. Let’s get back to my burger.
I have made burgers before but I was sitting one day and thought how I could make a hamburger melt and give it a different flavor. Because I like to make things simple I thought about adding some taco seasoning and add some fixings and turning it into a Mexican style burger. Just like any burger you can add whatever you want to it such as avocado, pic de gallo, lettuce, and tomato to keep the Median thing going. Oh, and did I mention bell peppers? If it doesn’t seem like a good match, trust me it is. It is something about the heat and tartness of the pickled bell peppers that gives the burger an exotic flavor. I can’t explain it. You are going to just have to trust me and try it for yourself.
- • 1 whole Medium Yellow Onion
- • 2 whole Jalapeno Peppers
- • 4 Tablespoons Butter, Divided
- • 1 pound Ground Beef
- • 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire Sauce
- • 1 Tablespoon Liquid Smoke
- • 1-½ ounce, weight Package Of Taco Seasoning
- • 2 slices Monterrey Jack Or Swiss Cheese
- • 1 whole Hamburger Bun
- • Banana Peppers
- Cut the onion lengthwise into rings and chop the jalapeno peppers. In a medium saute pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the butter. Once melted, add the onions and jalapeno peppers and allow to saute until translucent. When cooked, set aside.
- In a large bowl, add the ground beef, Worcestershire sauce, liquid smoke, and taco seasoning. Using your hands, combine all the ingredients and form into 2½ pound hamburgers (I made three).
- Take your second saute pan (preferably a grill pan) and cook the hamburgers for 7 minutes on each side on medium high heat or until cooked according to preference.
- Place a slice of cheese on top of the hamburger and cover the pan with the saute pan that you haven’t used yet, so the cheese can melt. Once the cheese has melted, place some of the sautéed onions and jalapeno on top of the burger for an extra 2 minutes and then remove from heat.
- In the third pan, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter on low to medium heat and place the buns inside the pan. Allow to toast for about 2 minutes and remove from heat. Immediately, while the bread is still warm, place another piece of cheese on the bottom, the burger with the onions, and add some banana peppers and whatever other hamburger toppings you like. I highly recommend avocado and pico de gallo.