The sweetness of Hawaiian rolls combined with ham, sweet chili sauce, and pineapple to make a Hawaiian Pizza-like slider!
Burger patties stuffed with bacon and cheese!
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We have had Chorizo in our freezer now for a few months, and I have been thinking of ways to use it up. I’ve made it the usual way, in eggs and in queso fundido, but I know it can be put in so many other dishes.
Last night I was being a bit creative in my thinking, and I wanted something simple to make, and then I thought, “Why not combine it with ground beef and make a sausage burger! Then, after watching the Food Network show on best pizzas in the country, and heard one of the chef’s mention how he loves it when people take a specific dish (say enchiladas) and put all the fixings on a pizza.
Well, hello and duh! I figured why not put Queso Fundido on a bun!
So, off to the store I drove and picked up all the ingredients to make a Queso Fundido burger!
This is the result. My husband loved it! The only thing I’ll do differently next time is get the hot diced chilies and/or use fresh jalapenos as well.
The flavor of the chorizo, and the cheese and toppings, really did taste like Queso Fundido on a bun!
Remove casing from Chorizo.
Combine until well mixed.
Form into four patties.
Heat griddle and grease with oil or butter. Place patties on griddle and cook until fully brown on both sides.
Press on patties as they cook to release extra fat from Chorizo.
Core the Green Bell Pepper.
Slice Bell Pepper into rings.
Place patty on bun.
Top with Cheese, Chilies, and Bell Pepper.
Heat Panini griddle and place burger on grill. Brown for 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted.
Serve hot with condiments such as lettuce, tomato, or anything else you like.
Queso Fundido Burger Melt
by ~ The Flip Flop Wife
- 1 lb Ground Beef
- 6 oz Chorizo
- 4 Tbs Green Chilies
- 4 slices Muenster Cheese
- 4 slices Green Bell Pepper
- 4 Hamburger Buns
- Olive Oil
- Remove casing from Chorizo.
- Place Ground Beef and Chorizo into a bowl.
- Combine until well mixed.
- Form into four patties.
- Heat griddle and grease with oil or butter.
- Place patties on griddle and cook until fully brown on both sides. (Press on patties as they cook to release extra fat from Chorizo.)
- Core and slice the Green Bell Pepper.
- Heat Panini griddle.
- Place patty on bun.
- Top with Cheese, Chilies, and Bell Pepper.
- Brown for 1-2 minutes on Panini griddle.
- Serve hot with condiments such as lettuce, tomato, or anything else you like.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
- Wear gloves when handling the Chorizo. It is messy and can stain your fingers.
- Use hot green chilies or jalapenos for an extra kick.
- Add Tapatio on top of the burger for even more kick!
- Press the burger patties as they brown. Chorizo is very fatty and this will get the extra fat and liquid out.
Back when I was a newbie out of college, and I was living on a new college graduate’s budget, I worked with this very sweet woman who loved yummy food but not what it cost to make it in big portions.
One of those foods was French Dip. Oh, she loved her roast beef on a good roll with a flavorful au jus.
The best thing, besides the dish being relatively cheap (and I do mean cheap), is that it is quick (ya don’t have to cook it all day!) and it is perfect for one or two people.
I do mean one or two. If you have a houseful of people to feed, it is cheaper to go the route of a full roast and slaving all day to make this wonderful dish.
For a young couple, or older couple, or the single person, though, this fits the budget and tastes great!
I have no idea where that wonderful woman is today, but I am grateful she shared this recipe because it is one of my husband’s favorite quick meals.
Here’s to easy French Dip!
Line a baking pan with foil and Layer in roast beef and pour beef broth over roast beef.
Cover pan with foil and seal tightly.
Heat in oven at 350 for 15-20 minutes. Remove from oven and set on stove.
Slice open rolls and place cheese onto rolls.
Place in oven, on oven proof sheet, for 1-2 minutes until cheese melts.
Remove from oven, top with extra stuff (I love mustard on mine!), and fill with beef.
Pour broth into bowls.
Pour a glass of wine….or not, dip the melted cheese and aromatic roast beef sandwich into the broth…and enjoy a piece of heaven!
Easy, Budget Friendly French Dip
by ~ The Flip Flop Wife
- 1 lb Deli Roast Beef, sliced thin or shaved
- 2 Kaiser Rolls
- 4 slices Muenster or Jack Cheese
- 1 16 oz container Beef Broth
- Line baking pan with foil.
- Place 1/2 pound of Roast Beef and 1/2 container of Beef Broth into pan.
- Seal pan with another piece of foil.
- Heat in oven, at 350 degrees, for 15-20 minutes until steamy.
- Slice open two rolls.
- Layer with two slices of cheese.
- Place in oven for 1 – 2 minutes to melt cheese.
- Remove rolls from oven and top with favorite sandwich toppings (eg. mustard) and beef.
- Pour broth into bowls.
- Dip and enjoy!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 – 4
- 1/2 lb of Roast Beef is good for two sandwiches.
- 1/2 container of Beef Broth is good for two sandwiches.
- Add extra seasonings to the broth for more flavor. The brand I used has great flavor but added seasonings can make it taste more “homemade.”