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Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer 

Can a person get tired of eating just burgers?  HECK NO!

In a celebration of summer, yours truly is celebrating with what is THE iconic food of summer, the burger.  For a week, lunch and dinner will feature some sort of burger, starting off with a classic cheeseburger and then going on an adventure from there.  The adventure will travel through flavors from around the globe, Mexican, Mediterranean, Asian and more!  There will be a variety in spices, toppings and meats!

20170629_172600For Day 6, it's lunch in France!  This burger is a spin on the classic French Dip sandwich, featuring onion and Au Jus.   The combination of that seasoned ground beef, those savory onions and a great bun soaked in that Au Jus makes for a fantastic bite! 

The French Dip Burger


  • One pound of ground beef
  • 1/2 package of onion soup mix
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon steak sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • Muenster cheese slices
  • Hamburger buns, or French Bread
  • A few tabs of butter and a bit of garlic to toast the buns/bread

In a large bowl, mix the ground beef and the onion mix until well incorporated and chill for about 2 hours.  After chilled, form the patties and grill the burgers over direct heat, about five minutes per side.    While those burgers are grilling, create the Au Jus.  Heat up a saute pan over medium low heat, sauteing those sliced onions in the olive oil.  Once the onions are translucent, add the beef stock, steak sauce, Worcestershire and minced garlic.  Simmer until those burgers are about ready to serve, then run the Au Jus through a fine strainer and reserve the onions.  Melt the Muenster cheese slices on the burgers and toast the buns/bread with garlic butter.  Top the burgers with the reserved onions and serve with a dipping bowl of the Au Jus.  Enjoy!  

This burger cost only about $2.35 to prepare.  Try spending just that at a fast food restaurant for all that Au Jus deliciousness!

Stay tuned for more great burger recipes like the "Classic," "Idaho," "Meatloaf," "Pizza," "Thanksgiving," "Cajun," "Mediterranean," "California," "Mexican," "Garlic Chicken Curry," "French Dip" and more, it's the Burger Challenge!




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