Juicy, Messy, BIG!
Well you all know who Big Goo is by now. If you’ve been following my blog, I speak about Big Goo all the time.
He’s my meat-loving, veggie-hiding, Sausage Burgers eating hubby of 20 years.
The way to Big Goo’s heart is through his stomach! This is just the way it is with Big Goo. He loves food probably more than me. He for sure loves meat more than me.
And this leads me to today, Big Goo wanted a burger and he straight up told me, he’s not talking about my Creole Turkey Burgers. The nerve of him!
Big Goo said he wanted a big, juicy, beefy, and messy burger with some homemade Thousand Island dressing. OK, I am going to give in, it’s a first, but I will do it.
I decided to make Big Goo not only a beefy, juicy, burger, but I decided to add something else to the burger to kick it up a lot!
I added Big Goo’s other favorite meat, PORK FAT! I added some hot Johnsonville Italian Sausage to the burgers.
Look at the crust that formed on this burger, this happens because I seasoned the outside of the burger then placed it seasoned side down on the hot cast iron pan, delicious!
You know the veggies were my idea. I told Big Goo, eat the burger, but you still have to eat the veggies.
Can anyone say GOT CHEESE!
Let’s just say, Big Goo is one happy man today! And yes he loves him some Jarritos soda.
Big Goo’s Sausage Burger with Homemade Spicy Thousand Island Dressing
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes
1 lb ground beef 80/20, grass fed
1/2 lb Johnsonville Italian sausage
4 hamburger buns
1 tbsp. creole seasoning
1 tbsp. garlic powder
1 tbsp. onion powder
1/2 tbsp. black pepper
1/2 tbsp. smoked paprika
thousand island dressing (recipe below)
Mix all dressing ingredients together, chill until ready to use.
Remove sausage from casing and place into a large bowl, add ground beef, mix the seasoning and reserve 2 teaspoons, add the remaining seasonings to burger meat and mix well.
Form burgers into balls and flatten with hands to get a perfect round. Season both sides of formed burgers with reserved seasoning.
In a hot skillet over medium heat add oil, place burgers in skillet and fry about 6-7 minutes per side, until desired doneness is achieved. Top with cheese, cover pot with lid until cheese melts.
Assemble burger by lightly toasting bun in a little butter, top bun with dressing, place lettuce, tomatoes, burger, top bun and eat!