Continuing on with the food holiday theme this month, and tipping my hat to National Hamburger Day on July 28th. How do you make a really great burger? Grind your own meat. How do you make it taste even better? Make your own hamburger buns. And how do you really take it over the top? Fill it with a little homemade pimento cheese and slather some of that delicious southern spread on the bun as well. That’s right, multiple recipes in this post for the ultimate summer grilling sandwich.
In the bonus post for this month (subscribe to receive!) I was talking about all the great attachments that come with the Meat Mincer Complete package that have nothing to do with grinding meat or making sausages. It got me thinking about ways to make this attachment appealing to someone that doesn’t eat a lot of meat, like me. So then I was determined to make a vegetarian burger using the meat grinder. Sacrilegious, I know. But the former vegetarian in me got a laugh out of it. Now, I have nothing against eating meat and use the grinder all the time for tasty burgers, meatballs, etc. It is an awesome meat grinder, but it also makes a pretty fabulous mushroom burger too.
Like most everyone I know, I sometimes feel absolutely uninspired when it comes to meal prep and dinnertime. Cereal anyone? Besides flipping through cooking magazines and cookbooks, I often find that wandering through a spice shop or even just the spice aisle in the grocery store will spark some new dinner ideas. This month is all about the Harvest Package and I was once again putting the meat grinder through its paces and wanting a different take on a ground meat patty. I’d done meatballs, burgers, sausage, and was rather at a loss for something new when pursuing the spices at World Market I remembered that kebabs can also utilize ground meat; a glorified tasty treat on a stick!