Cast Iron Onion Burgers

Did you know that May is National Burger Month?  One of my earliest memories involved a burger and a pretty funny story from my childhood.  My Dad loves to cook on the grill.  One day he made burgers and I did not like it so I fed it to…my dog.  Needless to say he was not happy. I should have felt bad but the dog looked so happy so I think I remember it being worth it.  As an adult though I am a HUGE burger lover.  This includes one that I make in my new favorite kitchen essential, the Cast Iron pan.  That’s why I call this the Cast Iron Onion Burger.

Cast Iron Onion Burgers | Bottom Left of the Mitten

This Mitten Movie Night is kicking off Season 3 of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.  With the burgers we’re drinking some Hoptronix from New Holland.  Do you agree that hops go with everything?  I think my husband would because they are his favorite types of beer.  Now on to the food.

Let’s start with the patties.  Take the ground hamburger and add Worcestershire Sauce, A1 Sauce, salt and pepper and mix.  Form into 4 burgers.  Shake the dry rub on top, this makes a nice little flavor crust when cooked in the cast iron skillet.

Cast Iron Onion Burgers | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Place the cast iron skillet on the stove top and heat on medium/high for 3-4 minutes to get it good and hot.  Add oil to the pan.  Place onions let sizzle for a few seconds then place burger on top.  To cook the burger as evenly as possible cover with a lid. I got my pan as a set through Walmart the Pioneer Woman collection and the top fit great.  Cook 8 minutes, that was the ‘sweet spot’ on medium heat.

Cast Iron Onion Burgers | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Now flip over the burger so the onions are on top.  Cook 6 minutes.  Add cheese then cover again and cook an additional 2-3 minutes to melt.  Check the center for desired coloring.  I like my burgers cooked all the way through so the times stated above are what I used.  Please Note: Check your pan and stove directions to make sure that you do not consume under cooked meat.  

For any burger or sandwich a toasted bun is a must!  Take the buns and smother in some butter and cook on a sheet pan for around 5 minutes.  Now it’s sauce time!  I just whipped together mayonnaise and horseradish sauce.  Top the toasted bun with the burger.  Smother as much as you like of the sauce on the bun.  And here you are…..

Cast Iron Onion Burgers | Bottom Left of the Mitten

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Cast Iron Onion Burgers
Juicy beef patty is cooked atop a layer of onions in a cast iron skillet. Flip only once then add cheese and cook until gooey and melty. Finish with a tangy two ingredient horseradish sauce.
Cast Iron Onion Burgers | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Burger
Servings
burgers
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Burger
Servings
burgers
Ingredients
Cast Iron Onion Burgers | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Instructions
  1. Take the ground hamburger and add Worcestershire Sauce, A1 Sauce, salt and pepper and mix. Form into 4 patties. Shake the dry rub on top.
  2. Place the cast iron skillet on the stove top and heat on medium/high for 3-4 minutes to get it good and hot.
  3. Add oil to the pan. Place onions let sizzle for a few seconds then place burger on top.
  4. To cook the burger as evenly as possible cover with a lid. Cook 8 minutes, that was the 'sweet spot' on medium heat.
  5. Flip over so the onions are on top. Cook 6 minutes. Add cheese then cover again and cook an additional 2-3 minutes to melt.
  6. Take the buns and smother in some butter and cook on a sheet pan for around 5 minutes.
  7. Whip together mayonnaise and horseradish sauce. Top the toasted bun with the burger. Smother as much as you like of the sauce on the bun. Enjoy!
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Ham It Up Cheese Ball

This week for Mitten Movie Night I’m shaking things up a bit!  No beer pairing.  Instead I am sharing a quick appetizer that can be made for all the fun parties and tailgates that are going on for Fall.  Just a few ingredients and you’ve got a creamy, cheesy, hammy Cheese Ball that you can serve with chips or crackers. Party perfection!

Ham It Up Cheese Ball from Bottom Left of the Mitten

Usually Friday night is the night hubby and I relax.  Watch a movie, grab a good beer after eating a great dinner.  But tonight is different because I have another date…with my 10 year old!  We are heading to see author Johnathan Rand at the local Middle School.  On a trip 3 years ago to Mackinac Island we found his Michigan Chillers books so we purchased a few.  Since then Big A’s collection has grown quite extensively to include most of the American Chillers as well.  Here he is a few years ago for ‘Dress Like A Book Character Day’ in honor of Kentucky Komodo Dragons.

Ham It Up Cheese Ball from Bottom Left of the Mitten

It was exciting when I was reading our local newspaper and found out he was coming right here to our little town!  We may be small but we have a great Chamber of Commerce, the Dogwood Fine Arts which is putting this together as well as Southwestern Michigan College who put on plays that just make my jaw drop.  It’s a great place to live in the Bottom Left of the Mitten.  So he and I are going to head there while Dad & Little A stay home.

Ok, on to the cheese ball!  I am making this for a party that we are going to tomorrow.  Hay ride, good friends, good food.  I’m excited.  The nice thing about this is it takes just a few ingredients and quick even though it does require some serious stirring.  Check out the video below for directions….

 From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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**Music ‘A Hoot’ by Partners in Rhyme

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Ham It Up Cheese Ball from Bottom Left of the Mitten

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Ham It Up Cheese Ball
Just a few ingredients and you've got a creamy, cheesy, hammy Cheese Ball that you can serve with chips or crackers. Party perfection!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Appetizer
Servings
cheese ball
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Appetizer
Servings
cheese ball
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Chop green onions and ham into small pieces so that you get a little in each bite.
  2. Add both packages of cream cheese to a bowl. Then add seasoning salt and Worcestershire Sauce. Stir. Add green onions and ham. Finish stirring until all ingredients combined.
  3. Add 1 cup of combined cheeses. Stir until a ball is formed.
  4. On a separate plate put the additional 1/2 cup of cheese. Roll the ball into the cheese. When all cheese has stuck transfer to another plate.
  5. Serve with Pita Chips or Crackers. Enjoy!
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Cajun Steak & Potato Salad

The weather this week in Southwest Michigan has been nothing less than what can be described as a ‘whirlwind’. We literally woke up to the 4 letter word last Sunday, S-N-O-W. It’s the middle of May and we were still getting SNOW! But it is finally nice out which makes me want to break out some good Spring food, and that includes salad. Cajun Steak & Potato Salad to be exact.

Cajun Steak & Potato Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing. The combination is pure perfection.

This is a very basic salad but comes together with a creamy poppy seed dressing that makes everything meld together in pure perfect. So gather your ingredients……

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If you have time in the morning prepare & tenderize your steaks so when you cook the meat it is tender & juicy. Tenderize with mallet and cut steak in strips. Then add to a bowl with Worcestershire sauce & a cup of water. Cover and put in refrigerator for a few hours.

Potatoes
About 20 minutes before you are ready to finish up the salad take your potatoes and parboil them. Cut into slices, put into water and cook for around 15 minutes to soften them up. Drain potatoes into a colander. Make sure they are completely drained and pat with a paper towel to make sure all the water is off of them. At this time you will heat up about 1 tbs. of coconut oil (or whichever oil you prefer). While that’s heating up cover your potatoes with the Cajun seasoning. Add to pan to fry.

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While the potatoes cook, chop your onion.  Once the potatoes are done remover them from the pan. Now it’s time to add your onion & steak.

Steak & onions

Cook until both are cooked to your liking, around 8-10 minutes.

Cajun Steak

While the steak is cooking make your delicious, creamy Poppy Seed Dressing. Gather your ingredients….

Poppy Seed Dressing

Whip it up.  Easy as that!

Poppy Seed Dressing

The dressing should have taken you all of 4 minutes.  So while the steak finishes cut up your lettuce.  Add to a large bowl.  On top of that you will put your potatoes.  On top of that your steak & onions.  Add your cheese.

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Flip it all together.  Yuuuuummmmmmm……….

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And here you are…..

Cajun Steak & Potato Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing. The combination is pure perfection.
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

Poppy Seed Dressing Adapted from The Kitchn

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Cajun Steak & Potato Salad
Cajun Steak & Potato Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing. The combination is pure perfection.
Cajun Steak & Potato Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Salad
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Cajun Steak & Potato Salad
Poppy Seed Dressing
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Salad
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Cajun Steak & Potato Salad
Poppy Seed Dressing
Cajun Steak & Potato Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing
Instructions
Cajun Steak & Potato Salad
  1. Tenderize steak with mallet then cut steak in strips. Add to a bowl with Worcestershire sauce & a cup of water. Cover and put in refrigerator for a few hours.
  2. About 20 minutes before you are ready to finish up the salad take your potatoes and parboil them. Cut into slices, put into water and cook for around 15 minutes to soften them up. Drain potatoes into a colander. Make sure they are completely drained and pat with a paper towel to make sure all the water is off of them. At this time you will heat up about 1 tbs. of coconut oil (or whichever oil you prefer). While that's heating up cover your potatoes with the Cajun seasoning. Add to pan to fry.
  3. Cut up onion. Add to pan with steak. Cook until both are cooked to your liking, around 8-10 minutes.
  4. Cut lettuce. Add to bowl with potatoes, onions & steak.
  5. Add cheese then combine all ingredients.
Poppy Seed Dressing
  1. Add all ingredients together.
  2. Whisk to combine. Pour over salad to serve.
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Crock Pot Ranch Pork Roast with Mushroom Gravy

This is one of my favorite meals to make for my boys. For me, one of my true joys is making them a meal that has them leaving the dinner table full & happy. With Mother’s Day this week I thought this is a perfect meal to share, Crock Pot Ranch Pork Roast with Mushroom Gravy. If you are in charge of dinner this week you can just put this is the Crock Pot and let it do all the work while you relax.

Sadly, when I started this recipe I completely forgot to take a beginning picture of the ingredients for the roast before I started! So here are the ingredients:

1 Pork Loin Roast (I get mine as a 4 pack at Costco for around $13 and they are amazing!)
1 pkg. Dry Ranch Dressing
1/4 Cup Worcestershire Sauce
1/4 Cup Soy Sauce
2 Cloves Garlic, Minced
2 Cup Water

Mix all ingredients together. Pour on top of pork. Easy! Once that is all in just cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Crock Pot Ranch Pork Roast

When you are about to put dinner on the table make your Mushroom Gravy to go over top of this. I’m telling you, it’s worth the extra step.

To a pan add 1/4 cup butter, 1 small yellow onion and 1 pkg pre-sliced mushrooms. Sautee until cooked down.

Mushroom

While this is cooking in a small bowl add 1 Tbs. flour & 1 Tbs. Cornstarch. To this you will take some liquid from your crock pot roast. I usually do about 2 ladle full which is about 1 cup. Stir to combine.

Mushroom Gravy
Now you will add the Flour/Cornstarch mixture to the onions & mushrooms. Cook until thick like gravy.

Mushroom Gravy
So rich & creamy. Perfect to top off this delicious roast.

Ranch Pork Roast

With this I make Homemade Applesauce. It is so easy you won’t bother with the jar stuff anymore! It’s as easy as chopping up 2-3 red apples. Put them in a pan with orange juice, 1 Tbs. cornstarch, 1 Tbs. cinnamon and 1 Tbs. butter. Cover and cook on medium heat for 10 minutes. The apples come out perfect!

Applesauce

Roast up some asparagus and mash some potatoes to complete this meal. And here you are…..

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From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Crock Pot Ranch Pork Roast with Mushroom Gravy
Fix it and forget it Crock Pot Ranch Pork Roast with Mushroom Gravy.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Slow Cooker
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Crock Pot Ranch Pork Roast
Mushroom Gravy
Homemade Applesauce
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Slow Cooker
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Crock Pot Ranch Pork Roast
Mushroom Gravy
Homemade Applesauce
Instructions
Crock Pot Ranch Pork Roast
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Pour on top of pork. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
Mushroom Gravy
  1. To a pan add 1/4 cup butter, 1 small yellow onion and 1 pkg pre-sliced mushrooms. Sautee until cooked down.
  2. While this is cooking in a small bowl add 1 Tbs. flour & 1 Tbs. Cornstarch. To this you will take some liquid from your crock pot roast. Stir to combine.
  3. Add the Flour/Cornstarch mixture to the onions & mushrooms. Cook until thick like gravy.
Homemade Applesauce
  1. Chop up 2-3 red apples. Put them in a pan with orange juice, 1 tbs. cornstarch, 1 tbs. cinnamon and 1 tbs. butter. Cook on medium heat for 10 minutes until tender.
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