The Bergy Burger
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3 Bergy Burgers
- 1 lb seasoned hamburger (I use 1 Tb Montreal Steak seasoning per pound of meat and a splash of w'shire...use your favorite)
- 1 small yellow onion
- 1 bell pepper (red or green)
- 5 tablespoons steak sauce (I like A1 and Dugan likes Heinz 57 but whatever is your favorite)
- 3 slices monterey jack pepper cheese or 3 slices monterey jack cheese
- 3 onion hamburger buns
- mustard (optional)
- pickled jalapeno pepper (optional)
- Season meat your favorite way and form three patties. Do not over work meat and make too compact or you will have meatloaf burgers. I think 1 pound of meat makes three perfect burgers.
- Lightly butter split hamburger/onion rolls and pan fry until toasted. Or you may just dry toast them if you wish without butter. (I get a wonderful jalapeño/cheddar bun from my grocery bakery).
- Chop onion and bell pepper coarsely and fry in a little oil until the onions are caramelized nicely and the bell pepper is wilted.
- Pour off excess oil and add the steak sauce and heat through and set aside in a bowl.
- Grill or pan fry hamburger patties (like Queen Bergy does!) until done to your liking.
- Heat broiler. Yes--you are reading this right-- heat your broiler!
- Assemble your Bergy Burger.
- Spread mustard (if using it)on toasted buns. Place a hamburger patty on bottom bun and top with bell pepper/onion/steak sauce mixture. Add pickled jalapeño slices. (if you are using them) Lay a thick slice or two of pepper jack or Monterey jack cheese on top.
- Guess what? Put it under your broiler. After having made this a couple of times I find that doing this keeps the onion/pepper mixture in place while eating it and the melted cheese has a better flavor. Only broil for a minute or so. You just want the cheese to melt well and drape over the ingredients to hold them in place.
- Remove from broiler and add the top bun and serve with your favorite oven fries recipe. That's what Queen Bergy would do.
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I am honored that this fabulous burger is dedicated to me - I made it tonight and said this is a combo of so many flavors I love! One thing not in the recipe is mushrooms - I must have mushrooms! I used a local Jalapeno- Habenaro Gouda cheese - Lots of "hot" in this cheese and found a great Onion Cheese bun to serve it on. For the steak sauce I used Bulls Eye Steak sauce. I liked the idea of putting the cheese on the peppers etc but I did it on the skillet and put a lid over it til it melted. The burger was still sitting on one side of the pan. Thanks Potsie for honoring me in this way! I love it!
I thought the combination was pretty good. I made the pepper, onion and steak sauce into a relish instead and added some ketchup for some sweetness. I also wanted it separate since others didn't like this combination. Good thing I did because my husband hated it, he actually spit it out! Oh well, can't win them all. I even used the relish to dip some french fries in. It was pretty good. I roasted the pepper first and used a red one. I didn't use the peppers or mustard, though. I used pork burgers instead and seasoned them with steak seasoning, garlic salt and minced onion. I also topped the burgers with american cheese in addition to the pepper jack.