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Post Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:12 pm
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Last week I heard about a method of making burgers that involves mixing softened cream cheese with the beef, so I gave it a try. The person who told me about the recipe didn't know the exact measurements so I mixed 4 ounces (1/2 brick) of cheese into 1 pound of hamburger. Also, some form of seasoning is included as well so I added a healthy shake of Weber Steak & Chop Seasoning into the cheese before adding the beef.
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After forming the burgers I just couldn't resist adding bacon girdles and shaking a little more seasoning over the top. Then they rested in the fridge for 4 or 5 hours.
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I grilled them direct over medium-low heat and toward the end I topped each one with a slice of American cheese.
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I thought for sure that most of the cheese would leach out but to my surprise there was still quite a bit in each burger, and it really added moisture and a smooth texture. Perhaps a chemical reaction caused the cheese to somehow bind to the beef and salt? I can't say, but what I can say is that these were really good burgers and I'm absolutely going to make them again!
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Post Sat Jun 28, 2014 5:37 pm
smokeybeaver well done
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Those look fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

Post Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:48 pm
timbarber84 medium-well
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my mouth is watering going to have to try them
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Post Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:41 pm
jstewart well done
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I'm going to have to try these :D :D They look awfully good.....
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Post Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:50 am
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Now that looks over the top good. I might give these a whirl as well. Amazing inspiration comes from you guys!
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Post Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:00 pm
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Thanks! The guy I got the idea from called them the best burgers he's ever had, and I can see why. I'll take credit for the bacon but everything else traces back to him and then his daughter, who actually made them.

Speaking of bacon...maybe some diced bacon mixed in with the cheese next time? :wink:

Post Mon Jun 30, 2014 1:48 pm
tex_toby well done
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Everything is better with cream cheese and bacon! :D
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Post Mon Jun 30, 2014 11:11 pm
d_holck well done
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That looks awesome!... maybe sprinkle a little Lipitor over the top to offset ... :)
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Post Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:43 am
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tex_toby wrote:
Everything is better with cream cheese and bacon! :D


The only thing better is MORE cream cheese and bacon!

Great looking burgers, Brad! :cheers:
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Post Sat Jul 19, 2014 6:54 pm
jstewart well done
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I was inspired by the posting a while back from Mr Chicken......the idea of mixing cream cheese with a burger and adding bacon was just too much to ignore.....so, I purchased some ground sirloin, some cream cheese, and some sliced bacon from the local meat market.....I mixed the ground sirloin, cream cheese, and some rub from a local winery, formed the burgers, and let them sit overnight in the fridge. I had 1.5 lbs of meat, so I upped the cream cheese a bit. Here is what they look like wrapped in bacon before putting on the grill (by the way, I'm using the cast iron grates for the Weber that was posted a while back as well)

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Here they are on the grill:

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After about 10-12 minutes time, here they are ready for eating :D :D

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My wife and I eat low carb, so they were served on a bed of romaine lettuce along with some home grown heirloom tomatoes......I thought they turned out rather well. Comments from my wife and son were "delicious" and "awesome" so I think we'll be having them again in the not too distant future!
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Post Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:55 pm
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WOW. they look good. So it's 4 to 1 beef to cream cheese. I'm gonna try those.
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Post Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:12 pm
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Post Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:54 pm
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Nice job, Jimmy!

Post Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:19 pm
jstewart well done
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ScreamingChicken wrote:
Nice job, Jimmy!

Why, thank you! You provided quite an inspiration :D :D
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