“Seven Layer Dip” Burgers

7 Layer DIp Burger

Here’s the thing. I’m not normally one to go for these kinds of “impossible” burgers. Y’know, the kind of cheeseburger that’s so intent on piling every single thing in the cupboard on top of a forlorn, forgotten beef patty, that the top bun stand precariously balanced atop an 18 inch sloppy pile of lettuce, tomato,… 

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Eggplant Veggie Burgers with Swiss Cheese and Shallot Jam

Eggplant Veggie Burgers

I like veggie burgers. I am not a vegetarian. I like meat and cheese and hot dogs. I know cheese is not a meat. What I really like is steak. And super delicious burgers. Flame broiled burgers, squishy sacks of roadside burgers, juicy and decadent double down burgers. Lamb burgers! I am good with all the burgers…. 

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Beef Wellington Burgers

Beef Wellington Burgers

Is there a meal more representative of old-school comfort and decadence than Beef Wellington? The dish’s history is murky; while many assume it pays tribute to the Duke of Wellington, following Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo in 1815, the claims that the Duke was particularly fond of combinations of “truffles, pate, beef, and wine” seem like a… 

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Black & Blue Burger Nachos

Black and Blue Burger Nachos

Here’s a fun thing I’ve been thinking about recently: What if you take familiar food form factors, remove most of the flavors you associate with that thing, and swap in something else? In this case, what if you take something everyone loves, like nachos, and then remove the cumin, the tomato, the mild melted cheese,… 

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Big Barbecue Burgers (Homemade)

Big Barbecue Burgers

Today’s sandwich is the “Big Barbecue Burger.” It combines a 1/3 pound hamburger patty, cheddar cheese, barbecue sauce, French fried onions, and avocado on a griddled roll. Notes: I’m not normally one for barbecue sauce, in either its real or imitation forms. Oh, sure; I’ll dump quarts of ketchup on my macaroni and cheese, or… 

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Hoss and Mary’s Tasty Grub

Hoss and Mary's Tasty Grub

When I imagine Old Orchard Beach, the seven-mile stretch of sandy beach about eleven miles South of Portland, my mind doesn’t immediately conjure up images of exceptional dining opportunities. In the Summer, an influx of tourists from all over Maine blankets Old Orchard in acres of pale white skin, Marlboro Light smoke, airbrushed t-shirts, and… 

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