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I don’t know what I was thinking when I decided to enter the Good Cook Stuffed Burger competition. I was scared it would be a disaster. As intimidated as I was trying to create a stuffed burger, the stuffed burger kit I received from Good Cook made things easy. Take a look:
Burger Stuffing Tools:
I had everything here I need to create my masterpiece. You’ll get a chance to win one yourself as well starting September 3rd. (More on that later!) The first box I received contained the actual Burger Stuffer. You can also use this piece when pressing regular patties, so it’s not just for stuffing! The measurements on the side let you know how much meat is actually in your patty. Once you make that decision you press your patty and then turn the press around to the stuffer. That’s when you’ll press again to make your burger pocket and insert your stuffing. Cover with more meat and use the press. I had a little bit of difficulty removing my first stuffed burger, but did great on the next one. I’m a fan of the Burger Stuffer. I also received a non-slip cutting board which I loved. It’s thin, can fit anywhere and it really doesn’t slip. The clean up was easy. The kit also included a Good Cook Mini Chef Knife, Good Cook Folding Grater and Good Cook Turner. I was just missing one more thing to make an awesome burger. Can you guess?
The next box included a Cast Iron Grill. It came preseasoned so I could start using it right away. It was suggested that I season it myself again, but do to time constraints I didn’t have a chance to do it. The grill worked just fine. I loved the way my burger and apples cooked on the grill. The seer on my meat and apples was perfect. Using the grill gave my meal a more finished and professional look, plus the food cooked perfectly. Clean up was also a breeze with this grill. I also probably got a good workout in lifting it-LOL!
(Psst! I still have to tell you about the contest. Keep reading!)
- 1 pound ground chicken 9 This can make 4 thin burgers or 2 thick burgers)
- 2 tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- ½ tsp salt, plus more to season the apples
- ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper, plus more to season the apples
- ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 5 slices Applewood Smoked bacon, crumbled ( Make more if you want to serve on the side.)
- 1 large Granny Smith apple, cored and sliced in ¼" slices
- 4 shallots, thinly sliced
- ½ tsp olive oil
- ½ tsp Maple syrup
- 4 whole wheat buns (toasted)
- Begin cooking the bacon the Cast Iron Grill, I like leaving some of the bacon grease on the grill while I cook the burger, apples and shallots.
- Combine chicken, mustard, Worcestershire, salt and pepper in a bowl. Mix well.
- Using the Burger Stuffer, make your bottom patty, then your pocket.
- Stuff with mixture of cheese and bacon crumbles. Be sure not to let any out of the pocket because it will leak later.
- Place another layer of ground meat on top and press. When you pull your burger out of the stuffer be sure that all edges are sealed.
- Your grill should be nice a hot now. Place burgers on grill.
- Cook each side for 8-10 minutes depending on thickness. You can also use a meat thermometer. Chicken should reach about 165 degrees.
- In the meantime, in a small bowl mix oil, syrup, salt and pepper
- Add the apples and shallots to the mixture and lightly coat.
- Add apples and shallots to the pan during the last 5 minutes of cooking. The apples should have a nice seer, but not get mushy.
- Toast buns
- Add burgers to buns and top with apples and shallots.
The Tools in Action:
Do you like this recipe? Be sure to stop by the Good Cook 2013 “Get Stuffed” Burger challenge and you’ll be able to vote for this burger in the non-beef category! You can vote up to 3 times within a 24 hour period and with every vote you’ll be entered to win 1 of 10 stuffed burger kits from Good Cook. Stay tuned to my Facebook page and Twitter feed because I’ll be reminding you to vote. Also follow Good Cook on Twitter and be reminded when the contest begins. Good Luck!