I’ve had a hankerin’ for a burger, lately. One of my most favorite meals in the world is a good, greasy burger – and I mean a real burger, not one of those microwaved things you get at a {urp} drive-thru with clowns or crowns…

So, having the fixin’s at home, I set out to create…

I had a package of meatloaf mix in the freezer – the ground pork, veal, and beef mixture – and figured I’m not going to be making meatloaf any time soon (it was another scorcher with high humidity, today) so time to get creative.

I minced half an onion and 3 cloves of garlic, added chipotle powder, a bit of cumin, and a bit of cheddar and caramelized onion cheese, salt and pepper, and formed into patties. (I froze four for another day and time…)

I quartered some baby purple and yukon gold potatoes, added some olive oil and S&P and set them on the grill. When they were about 3/4ths done, on went the burgers… A couple of slices of cheese on top and voila! Dinner!

The buns were dressed with mayonnaise, thinly sliced onion, yellow tomatoes and avocado. I came thiiiiiiis close to cooking up some bacon to add, but resisted at the last minute. The burgers didn’t need it!

They were properly gooey and juicy, with avocado and tomato sliding all over the place, making a mess of everything.

I have a theory that the more napkins one needs when eating a burger, the better the burger. We both went through several…

I’m trying to think up something fun for the 4th of July… Our friend Dorrie is coming down from Boston with her 13 year old son to stay with us for a week, and I’m thinking an all-day food fest while lounging around the pool is definitely in order. I’ll keep ya posted! 🙂