Delish Delights: Pretzel Burgers

Hello friends! What’s on your menu for this week?

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I love pretzels. During my pregnancy I’d concoct any excuse to go to the mall so I could hit up Auntie Anne’s for an original pretzel, extra mustard please. My favorite pretzel ever was the jalapeno cheddar pretzel – I was quite disappointed when they discontinued that one.

But I digress.

Recently I had a pretzel burger at Ruby Tuesday’s that was quite delicious, and I decided that with some help (thank you, Publix bakery!) I could recreate this at home.

This isn’t really a recipe. I mean, recipes give you directions, and since I didn’t make the buns this is kind of self explanatory. Sorry about that.

I purchased the pretzel buns from Publix in the bakery section. I know Trader Joe’s, Fresh Market, and Whole Foods all sell pretzel buns so try and find them there.

I have a special secret recipe for my hamburgers, and not to toot my own horn (toot toot!) everyone raves about how delicious they are. I start with 80/20 ground chuck – this isn’t the time to go lean. The fat is what makes the burgers juicy and not dry. Then I add very generous splashes of Dale’s Steak Seasoning and Worcestershire sauce. (Generous – so much that the meat changes color a bit, but not so much that the meat doesn’t absorb the liquid. I hope that makes sense!) I also generously sprinkle in McCormick Montreal Steak Seasoning. My real secret ingredient is blue cheese crumbles – I add about half a container per pound of meat. Even if you don’t like blue cheese, you will like this. I promise! It makes the burgers taste amazing. I just mix it all up and form into patties. Note: when using 80/20 you will want to make large patties because they shrink as they cook.

For the pretzel burgers you see above, I omitted the blue cheese crumbles and added some Sargento Ultra Thin cheddar cheese slices. I added bacon to make a Bacon Cheddar Pretzel Burger. It was delicious!

The salad you see in the picture is a bagged salad from Costco. I was skeptical to try Sweet Kale Vegetable Salad but it blew my husband and I away. It includes broccoli, brussel sprouts, cabbage, kale, chicory, dried cranberries, roasted pumpkin seeds, and poppyseed dressing. If you are a Costco shopper definitely pick this one up. It keep extremely well, too. I had it in the fridge for nine days before we ate it and it was just fine.

What are you cooking this week?

Disclosure: I received a coupon for the Sargento Ultra Thin cheese slices complimentary for testing purposes. I really liked it and will be purchasing it again! It is only 45 calories per slice of cheese, so it would be great for those of you who watch your calories.

Comments

  1. Just wanted to say how great that salad was! I don’t really like bag salads but I’ve bought it two times now! So good! Thanks for the tip!

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