My hubby and I had a blast kicking off the grilling season this year, and decided to have a “Battle of the Burgers” just me and him! Ok, I kind of talked him into it. Because I was tired of the same old burgers! Not that they aren’t good, they’re really good! But I just wanted to make something a bit different this time.
Because I happened to have frozen bread dough on hand, I came up with the idea to wrap the burgers, hence the name “Burger Bombs!” It could work, right? 😀 Why not! 😉
So I ran with that, and doctored up each challenge recipe with a few ingredients that I also already had, and to help use up some of my freezer stash!
My hubby’s was a pizza-style burger, “Sausage & Pepperoni Pizza Burger Bombs!“, but I decided to go in a very different direction.
We have had a box of frozen chopped spinach in the freezer forever. The date said that it still good, so I figured it was use it or lose it time!
Not only did I use that, but in both burgers went some extra lean ground beef and ground sausage, and a packet of Knorr pesto mix to start. A GREAT start, actually! 😉 You can of course, use all ground beef, but I love doing a 50/50 mix! It adds so much more flavor! 😀
Once the patties were formed and pressed, making the bottom ones slightly larger….
…I piled them with a creamy, cheesy, lightly spicy, spinach filling!
The main trick to these burgers, is to make sure that they are very well sealed so that the filling doesn’t leak out. If a little does though, no biggie. It happens. 😉
Then oil your grill grates and grill to absolute perfection!
8 minutes per side and part one is done! 😉
I can usually tell when they are done, because the filling will just begin to sneak out!
Doesn’t it make your mouth water?!! 😀
And so the “Battle of the Burgers” was ON!
Below is a peek at the easy assembly of mine!
Heavenly yummy goodness! A slightly sweet and spicy Aioli, fresh mozzarella, red onion, spicy salami, a cheesy stuffed grilled burger, more Aioli, and a kale leaf! *The spicy salami should go before the burger, so my photo above is slightly out of order,
but you get the idea! 😉
Just follow the directions in the recipe below. 😉
Lastly, I wrapped the whole thing in some bread dough, creating a “bomb”!
Before baking, it got one last topping of spicy salami and fresh mozzarella!
Now THAT is the BOMB!!! 😀 😀 😀
Just gorgeous! I could SELL these babies! 😉
And they were surprisingly easy to eat!
Because they’re encased in a crispy dough, nothing falls out
and you don’t end up wearing half of it in your lap! 😉
Though it took me three DAYS to eat mine, it was probably the best burger I’ve ever, ever had!
I instantly daydreamed of owning my own pub….and people were lined up at the door wanting my food…and all kinds of burgers….sigh….then I filled the dispenser, closed the door, and started the dishwasher.
So who won?? I think BOTH burgers were winners!! Though I did prefer mine, my hubby preferred his! So I guess, to each his or her own burger. 😉
For Honey-Mustard Aioli:
Rest of ingredients: