Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Sausage Burgers

by Meghann on March 30, 2011

I <3 Rachael Ray


She’s fun to watch, always has creative ideas, and isn’t a professionally trained chef (I actually like that about her).

I’m such a big fan that I subscribe to her monthly magazine (it has a lot of great ideas!) and DVR her show daily. It’s great background noise while cooking in the kitchen – my favorite segment being the ‘What’s For Dinner’ at the end of every episode. I never run to the computer to print her recipes word for word, but I do use them as inspiration.

A few weeks ago she made a version of Sausage Burgers that caught my attention and subsequently inspired tonight’s meal.


Again, I didn’t follow her recipe exactly – this was more my made up version using the basic sausage burger idea.

Meghann’s Sausage Burger

  • 1.25 lbs of Pork  
  • 1/2 Chopped Red Onion
  • 1/4 cup Raisins
  • 2 T Apple Chutney
  • 1 T Fennel Seeds
  • 1/4 cup Ground Flaxseed
  • 1 T Worteshire Sauce
  • S&P  


Mix well and create four equal patties


Grill on the George Foreman until done


The flavor reminded me of traditional sausage stuffing. All the flavors were there with the addition of the apple, raisins, and nutty flax seed, the only thing missing was some nice, fresh sage.


I enjoyed my burger between two slices of sunflower bread with bbq sauce, more apple chutney, and greens.


Regular burgers are so boring. Next time you make a burger try spicing it up with a different kind of meat (or beans!) and throw in fun mix-ins like raisins, cinnamon, apple, etc. Trust me – it’s fun!


Roasted Rosemary Potatoes


And Roasted Asparagus finished the plate.


Derek and I watched a really weird movie on Netflix Instant Watch called Chloe. It was really intense and not one I would recommend.

I had the last of the bread pudding with some ice cream while I tried to pay attention.


Thank You for all the recommendations on the second bedroom! After speaking with Derek – and realizing there really isn’t that much junk in there – we both decided that we just need to get the rest of the furniture in there to figure it out. I’m going to take another tour of Ikea in the near future and see if I can find any office workspace organization inspiration.

The room really needs to function as both a guest room (my family plans to visit often) and a office. Sometimes I wish I was better at seeing how things should look and work, but my brain just doesn’t work that way. 🙁 I’m trying though!

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