“Make Your Grill Mark on the Nation” Sweepstakes and Our Seattle-Style Cheeseburger Recipe!

May 8, 2014

Burgers are as American as baseball and apple pie, and now that it’s warm outside it’s time to roll out the barbecue and start grilling up this classic sandwich! We all have a favorite burger, even every region has its own special flavors and tastes. Private Selection®, provider of artisan-inspire photo mason_jar_zpsa0e1d62a.jpgd gourmet-quality meats, cheeses, bakery items, desserts, and baking and cooking ingredient without the premium price, and The Kroger Family of Stores want to hear what makes your local burger the best in the nation. Plus, they’ll give you a free dessert just for sharing!  So grab your grillin’ gear and enter the Burger Nation Sweepstakes for a chance to win a Weber® E-670 gas grill (valued at $2,400) and a FREE Private Selection® dessert! The Mason Jar Desserts are available in 10 delicious flavors, including Cherry Crumble, Peanut Butter and Chocolate Brownie, and Salted Caramel Cheesecake.

Be sure to check out our local burger recipe for the Seattle Morel Mushroom and Cheddar Cheeseburger below.

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Official Rules

Seattle Morel Mushroom and Cheddar Cheeseburgers
Serves 2

Morels are some of the most flavorful mushrooms and are abundantly available in spring. They've just started popping up at our farmers' markets here in Seattle and we're putting them in everything! The make a wonderful addition to this unctuous burger, especially when sautéed with garlic, parsley and our prized Washington Walla Walla sweet onions! If you can't find morels in your area, simply use a mixed variety of any mushroom. You can't go wrong!

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/2 Walla Walla sweet onion (or other sweet onion variety), chopped
4+ large morel mushrooms, sliced into rings
Handful of Italian flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
2 Private Selection® Steakhouse Angus Beef Patties, thawed and at room temperature
Private Selection® Vermont Extra Sharp White Cheddar, sliced
Truffle oil, optional
2 ciabatta hamburger buns, toasted

Add olive oil and butter to a sauté pan over medium heat. Add chopped onions and garlic and cook until softened (take care to not brown the garlic). Add morel mushroom and parsley and continue to cook until mushroom are softened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.

Meanwhile, grill Private Selection® Steakhouse Angus Beef Patties to the doneness of your liking. Just before pulling burgers off the grill, add cheese slices and place buns on grill to toast.  

Assembling the burgers:
Lightly drizzle each side of the buns with truffle oil. Place a cheeseburger on the bottom halves of bun, top with the morel mushroom/onion mixture, then finally with a small handful of arugula.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

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