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Dilly Swiss Cheese Burger

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Looking for a burger that’s packed full of big, bold flavors, and is lip-smacking good? Then listen carefully because this Dilly Swiss Cheese Burger is calling your name.

Dilly Swiss Burger

The idea for this burger came to me while I was in the grocery store trying to figure out a tasty idea for dinner that night. Since I love Swiss cheese, and my husband loves Cuban sandwiches, this burger is a delicious combination of the two, and is something we both enjoyed.

Dilly Swiss Burger

When I work on recipes, I don’t always have specific ideas in mind before I start. With this burger, all I knew is that I wanted to use a beef and pork mixture, stuff it full of chopped dill pickles, and top it with Swiss cheese. The rest just sort of happened after I took out the mixing bowl.

Dilly Swiss Burger

This recipe makes eight quarter-pound burgers. If however, you decide that you’d like to make only 4, this recipe is easy enough to half. For example: Instead of using one pound of ground beef and one pound of ground pork, use ½ pound of ground beef, and ½ pound of ground pork, and so on.

These burgers can be cooked in the oven, in a skillet on the stovetop, or outside on the grill. I’m sharing the cooking directions for all three variations with the following recipe.

Yield:  8 burgers       Prep Time:  5 minutes      Cook Time:  13-15 minutes

1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
2 tablespoons prepared horseradish
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried dill weed
½ cup finely chopped dill pickles
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
8 slices Swiss Cheese
8 buns (I like pretzel buns)
toppings of your choice

-In a large bowl, mix together the first seven ingredients and form into patties (approximately 2/3 cup of meat per patty). Season the patties liberally with salt and pepper.

-To cook on the stovetop: Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add the burgers to the preheated skillet and brown on each side (approximately 5-7 minutes per side).

-To cook in the oven: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a rack. Place the burgers on the rack and cook in the preheated oven for 15 minutes.

-To cook on the grill: Cook over medium/high heat for 5-6 minutes per side.

-Top each burger with a slice of Swiss cheese and place each burger on a bun of your choosing.

-Serve immediately with toppings of your choice (not pictured). Red onion, lettuce, mustard, mayonnaise, tomatoes, etc.

Dilly Swiss Burger

And, as we all know, nothing goes better with a tasty burger after a long day’s work than a nice, frosty beer served in a custom painted pilsner 🙂

Firefighter and Nurse Painted Pilsner


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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!

Souffle Bombay

Tuesday 15th of December 2015

I love a good burger, not sure why however I'd rather eat a homemade one that one out! Weird right??

Kim Bee

Saturday 12th of December 2015

Nothing better than a great burger. I love that you combined meats, that's the best way to get a great burger.

Rose | The Clean Dish

Saturday 12th of December 2015

I sometimes end up with a totally different recipe than what I set out to do ha! Those are usually the best anyway -- this burger looks absolutely mouth watering!! Mmm now I'm craving burgers!!

Heather Schmitt-Gonzalez

Saturday 12th of December 2015

OH, I love that there are actually pickles in the burger - brilliant idea! I love swiss (and Cubans) too, so I know I'd enjoy this!

Serene Herrera

Friday 11th of December 2015

Love the Cuban influence in the burger!