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Last Burgers of the Season 
Oct. 17, 2010 4:12 am 
Updated: Mar. 4, 2011 5:21 pm
Came up with this "gourmet" burger for the grill last week. We don't grill outside after the time change so I wanted to do it up big.

1 1/4 lb. ground round
1/4 cup sliced green pitted olives
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried Italian herb mix
2 tablespoons red wine

Thoroughly mix all ingredients in a bowl.

Form into 4 patties. I made these thin patties by spreading and pressing to about 6 inches in diameter on a salad plate. I'm finding that making thick burgers for the grill makes them burned on the edges and almost raw in the middle. They also shrink to where they don't fill the bun.

Grill over hot fire for about 3 minutes a side.

I served on whole grain sandwich rolls with sliced tomato, onion and lettuce. Only condiment was Dijon mustard. My husband melted a provolone cheese slice on his. 4 servings.
Oct. 17, 2010 6:04 am
Sounds good and different! We grill outside all year 'round. In fact hubby uses the grill for our Christmas Day prime rib - and we live in NE Ohio, just below the snowbelt.
Sue Marie 
Oct. 17, 2010 12:21 pm
CJ - I am in Iowa and we grill all year round! When the snow flies we just shovel a path to the grill and clear the area around it. Nothing better than a grilled steak in the middle of winter!
Oct. 19, 2010 2:55 am
Aha... so there ARE a few people who grill even in the winter! But, I've lived in Iowa... brrr... not much warmer than Massachusetts, where I am now. Anyway, I'm not planning on cooking outside in the winter, but maybe if I'm daring (or, desperate, maybe?) enough, I'll give it a try. But I'm already living in my coat, just about, and it's only October.
Oct. 19, 2010 5:34 am
Yeah, I'm a grilling wuss. This was are last year with a gas grill. Going to a kettle type for next year. I have never gotten good at using the gas grill, I either under or over cook things.
Mrs. C 
Nov. 1, 2010 7:14 am
Add olives and wine... my family will like this burger!
Mar. 4, 2011 5:21 pm
outdoor grillin"...bbq & my smoker go all year round
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I love to develop new recipes. I have had 15 recipes published by Reiman publications, publishers of TASTE OF HOME magazine. I like to try at least one new recipe a week. My other interests that aren't listed above are running and horse racing. By profession I am a registered medical technologist currently working in microbiology at a local medical center.
My favorite things to cook
Soups. Main dishes for interesting evening meals. Simple baking like cookie jar cookies and quick breads.
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I basically make Thanksgiving dinner like my mom did.
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Winning a runner up prize for my lasagne recipe when I worked for the Nestle corporation. (I was a part time R&D assistant for the Willy Wonka Candy Factory)
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Trying to make sweet and sour shrimp with deep fried shrimp. Coating came off the shrimp when I put the sauce on. My familiy refused to eat it. We were short of money then and it hurt to waste the food and then go get MacDonald's for dinner.
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