I received a Good Cook burger kit for review and recipe creation. Opinions are my own.
Dinners have been a struggle in our family the past few months. It’s always a game of what to make and who will actually eat the meal when it’s prepared. We decided it was time to fix our problem and came up with a great solution as a family. I sat everyone down and wrote a basic two week calendar down. Then, I went from youngest to oldest asking each family member what they wanted for dinner one night during the next two weeks.
The requirements were that the two weeks worth of meals needed to be different (no repeats) and that since everyone would get to pick meals during the rotation, we all needed to eat whatever the pick was for each night. Our boys each got to pick 3 of the meals for the two week period and we had such a variety of meals for our schedule including tuna casserole, noodles & cheese, pizza, and hamburgers!
Making a simple plan like this has made our evening so much easier as we already know what to plan for dinner and I have time in advance to plan what to pick up at the store. It’s worked really well for us so far. Plus, I was thrilled hamburgers was among the selections as we got a fun stuffed burger making kit in the mail from Good Cook and I’ve been wanting to try out the fun new tools!
My husband came up with the concept for our stuffed burgers and they were a huge hit – we made an Omelet Burger! Since each patty was being made separately, our boys could pick out exactly what they wanted to include in their patty. We prepped all the ingredients first including frying up eggs, sauteing mushrooms, grating cheese, and we even pulled out the spinach to include in the burgers!
Review of our Good Cook Burger Kit
All of the good cook products in our burger making kit were awesome! Our kit included: a Cast Iron Grill, folding grater, nylon turner, Burger Stuffer, flexible chopping mat, and chef’s knife. I have avoided folding graters for years because the ones I have used in the past are always so awkward and hard to hold. This one has a really comfy easy to grasp handle and was so easy to use! Plus, it didn’t slide around at all. I was really impressed! I LOVE the flexible chopping mat! It’s so compact and easy to store, bends to make it easy to transfer veggies, fits easily in the sink for clean-up and work great for chopping!
The Burger stuffer is really fun for creating custom burgers. We had a lot of fun with it. I wish it had a little hook or something that the clear insert could spin to lock into place as when pressing you’d have to be sure to press down both the side container rail and the press handle at the same time. Other than that small change I would love to see, this burger press is really awesome. It’s super easy to clean as it all comes apart and stores easily as well.
We loved the cast iron grill pan. We use cast iron a lot for cooking but didn’t have anything like this grill pan amongst our cast iron. Now, I realize how much we were missing out on! It really creates an indoor grill that is very high quality. It grilled up our burgers really nicely.
Enjoying our Stuffed Omelet Burger
We made the patties customized to each of the kids preferences. My pickiest eater had only cheese stuffed in his burger while my most adventurous child went for all the fillings! I love that stuffing our burgers made it easy to still make something everyone would enjoy. The burgers were a big hit, the kids loved that they had a unique burger. Boy were they MASSIVE patties, though!
Stuffed Omelet Burger Recipe
Here’s a look at our completed burger! It was really easy to fix so let me show you how so you can try this fun and unique burger at home.
- Hamburger meat
- Fried eggs
- McCormick's Steak Seasoning
- Saute your mushrooms and fry up one egg per hamburger. Grate the cheese.
- Use the Good Cook Burger Stuffer to create your basic burger. Roll up a small handful of meat. Place it inside the burger stuffer. Then, use the smaller side of the handle to create a pit in your burger ready to stuff your patty.
- Fill the burger with your favorite toppings. The ultimate omelet burger will include a fried egg, grated cheese, a few mushrooms, and spinach.
- Get another small portion of hamburger meat and form a flat layer with your hands. Place it inside the burger stuffer and then press it together with the flat side of the handle to make an even patty.
- Sprinkle the tops of each of your patties with a little bit of McCormick's Steak Seasoning or your own favorite seasoning blend.
- Grill your patties until cooked thru, flipping once during cooking.
Wednesday 25th of June 2014
I have heard a lot about stuffed burgers. I want to try them this summer.