These were born in Inwood, NY, where I live, in honor of the farmer's market that sells the freshest ingredients every Saturday. It is an alternate version of the All-American favorite. Serve with 'the works' (onions, relish, mustard, ketchup, mayo) on toasted English muffins.

Chester
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Mix the beef, sun-dried tomato, green onions, garlic, bell pepper, egg, bread crumbs, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper together in a bowl using your hands to assure the ingredients are equally integrated. Form into 8 1/2-inch thick patties.

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  • Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the burgers in the hot skillet until cooked to your desired degree of doneness, 5 to 6 minutes per side for well done. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Serve on the toasted English muffins.

Nutrition Facts

336 calories; 17.5 g total fat; 71 mg cholesterol; 282 mg sodium. 29 g carbohydrates; 15.4 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2010
Other than setting the ADT smoke alarm off as I was grilling these in a cast iron grill pan these hamburgers made for a delicious and delightful dinner! (At least the grill marks looked really cool...) Hubs was less than enthusiastic about these when he learned there were sun-dried tomatoes in them. I on the other hand was excited to try this interesting and mouth-watering combination of ingredients. After setting off the alarm then hurrying to take a picture of them before they got cold I had all but lost interest in them and just wanted to get supper over with. We sat down to eat and our first response was of raised eyebrows and a "Wow these are really good!" Hubs ended up not finishing the soup we had with these just so that he could have a second burger and I was glad I only made three so I couldn't have a second one myself. What a delicious unique kind of unusual hard to describe but wonderful flavor these had! And don't think for a minute that these are little mini-meatloaves what with the breadcrumbs and egg - there isn't enough of either to make that error. While these just as easily could be served on regular hamburger rolls or ciabatta bread there was something special about the toasted and buttered English muffins. A little tomato and lettuce was all that was needed to complete this wonderful burger. Really pleased with your recipe Chester! As hubs put it this took the simple burger to the next level! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
05/19/2012
Too Busy ruins the flavor Read More
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71 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2010
Other than setting the ADT smoke alarm off as I was grilling these in a cast iron grill pan these hamburgers made for a delicious and delightful dinner! (At least the grill marks looked really cool...) Hubs was less than enthusiastic about these when he learned there were sun-dried tomatoes in them. I on the other hand was excited to try this interesting and mouth-watering combination of ingredients. After setting off the alarm then hurrying to take a picture of them before they got cold I had all but lost interest in them and just wanted to get supper over with. We sat down to eat and our first response was of raised eyebrows and a "Wow these are really good!" Hubs ended up not finishing the soup we had with these just so that he could have a second burger and I was glad I only made three so I couldn't have a second one myself. What a delicious unique kind of unusual hard to describe but wonderful flavor these had! And don't think for a minute that these are little mini-meatloaves what with the breadcrumbs and egg - there isn't enough of either to make that error. While these just as easily could be served on regular hamburger rolls or ciabatta bread there was something special about the toasted and buttered English muffins. A little tomato and lettuce was all that was needed to complete this wonderful burger. Really pleased with your recipe Chester! As hubs put it this took the simple burger to the next level! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/07/2010
Other than setting the ADT smoke alarm off as I was grilling these in a cast iron grill pan these hamburgers made for a delicious and delightful dinner! (At least the grill marks looked really cool...) Hubs was less than enthusiastic about these when he learned there were sun-dried tomatoes in them. I on the other hand was excited to try this interesting and mouth-watering combination of ingredients. After setting off the alarm then hurrying to take a picture of them before they got cold I had all but lost interest in them and just wanted to get supper over with. We sat down to eat and our first response was of raised eyebrows and a "Wow these are really good!" Hubs ended up not finishing the soup we had with these just so that he could have a second burger and I was glad I only made three so I couldn't have a second one myself. What a delicious unique kind of unusual hard to describe but wonderful flavor these had! And don't think for a minute that these are little mini-meatloaves what with the breadcrumbs and egg - there isn't enough of either to make that error. While these just as easily could be served on regular hamburger rolls or ciabatta bread there was something special about the toasted and buttered English muffins. A little tomato and lettuce was all that was needed to complete this wonderful burger. Really pleased with your recipe Chester! As hubs put it this took the simple burger to the next level! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2011
Excellent burger! I love sun-dried tomatoes and the addition of these inside the burger meat was fabulous! I used Italian-style bread crumbs and choppd the green bell pepper very fine (using about half the amount) as I didn't want to have any unwanted "crunch" in my burger. The addition of the Tabasco gave it a really nice kick! I got four nice sized patties out this and chose to grill these as burgers fried in a pan tend to be "greasy" and don't have the same flavor that comes from being cooked on a grill - personal preference I suppose. I was lucky enough to find the "sandwich-sized" English muffins at my grocery store and toasted them which was a nice change from regular hamburger rolls - maybe it was due to those famous "nooks and crannies". These were excellent topped with Cheddar cheese lettuce and tomato - YUM! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/21/2010
This recipe was absolutely wonderful! I made the recipe as directed the only thing I added was a little bit of liquid smoke and grilled them. The flavor was amazing:) I also bought some buns from the deli instead of english muffins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2010
These burgers were GREAT! Used pretzel rolls instead of english muffins topped w/blue cheese bacon and spinach. This is probably our favorite burger. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2009
Wonderful! Reminiscent of my "meatloaf burgers" but the addition of the sun dried tomatoes and dash of Tabasco takes it over the top! Thanks Chester! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2011
Absolutely delicious. I made bigger burgers out of these and I loved the English muffins! Thanks Chester! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/10/2011
We loved these. I grated the garlic as its easier to me than chopping/mincing. Everything else I followed just as written. I had never worked with sun-dried toms so that was new but found I enjoyed them. Excellent mu husband wants them again soon! Thank you. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2010
Absolutely yummy! I was looking for a recipe to use up some sun dried tomatoes and I'm glad I gave these a chance! I will probably use this recipe as my go-to hamburger recipe from now on. I shaped them into 6 patties rather than 8 and cooked in a skillet as directed but from now on we will use the grill because I hate dealing with all the grease. We served them on regular sesame seed hamburger buns with lettuce pickle mayo and mustard. Can't imagine how they would be on toasted English muffins.... I'm sure it's good but we'll stick with traditional hamburger buns. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/02/2010
We ve made these twice now and really enjoyed them. They are not your typical burger but yummy just the same. Both times we ve used these to make what we call a burger salad. I followed the recipe for the burgers but then I marinated them in a little sun-dried tomato vinaigrette before grilling. We serve them on mixed greens with green onions and diced tomatoes all drizzled with a little more vinaigrette. Saves the calories and carbs you d get eating it on the English muffin or a bun! We love this! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
05/19/2012
Too Busy ruins the flavor Read More
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