George Foreman grill Quesadilla burger

I don’t remember what day I wrote this. I was getting creative with food while B was gone since we usually do take out, and one of my creations was so good I wrote it down one night and never posted it.

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Ok yum. I only cook every once in awhile. There are just times when the idea is appealing lol. I love to use my George Foreman Grill. It’s the small one, with no temperature dial, just one temperature.

One thing that Saavi taught me when it comes to cooking is to start with a cool surface. So I don’t plug the grill in until whatever I’m cooking is in place. I don’t do this religiously, like if I’m cooking more than one thing on it. I’ll unplug it between items, but it’s still warm for placing the second item.

So I made a quesadilla burger today and wow. I thought I’d share what I came up with. I doubt it’s the healthiest, but it’s delicious. 🙂

*You can do this with no meat too and it makes a yummy cheese quesadilla

What you need:

1 pound hamburger meat. *I make four burgers out of this
1 package onion soup mix
Shredded cheese *I like the Mexican blend and just use store brand
Minced garlic to taste *I have a jar in the fridge
Chopped onion to taste *I keep a bag of frozen chopped onion in the freezer, thanks Carol
A dollop of margarine
1 medium sized tortilla
Anything else you like on a burger

Prepare the meat:

In medium sized bowl, mix one packet of onion soup mix with the pound of hamburger. Add some water, only a tablespoon is needed, though I don’t measure. Mush it up with your hands. (I’m crazy about washing every time I handle raw meat)

Once it’s mixed, I take small zip lock bags and turn them inside out, using it like a glove. I grab about a quarter of the meat, flip the bag bag inside, and before I zip it, I form into a patty while inside the bag. I end up with four bags with a patty inside. This works great for freezing unused portions. If you’re going to make burgers right away, you don’t need to do this. I just never make four. When I want one, I just take the patty out of the freezer in the morning and leave it in the sink until it’s still cold but not frozen. If you’re still not gonna cook, just throw it in the fridge.

In small microwaveable cup, add the dollop of margarine, garlic and onion. Microwave on high for about 15 seconds. This sort of sautees the stuff without having to use a frying pan. Let sit in microwave for about 2 minutes to finish cooking.

Grill the patty on the Foreman Grill. I never grease my grill. It takes oh maybe 5 minutes, I just go by smell and sound of sizzling to know when it’s done.

Take tortilla and sprinkle some cheese on half of it. Take out your onions and garlic and pour over cheese. I then used my hand to grab the butter left over and wipe it on the outside of tortilla, and on the other half. It’s really only a very thin coating.

Remove patty from grill and place over cheese on half the tortilla. I added more cheese on top of the patty.

Fold tortilla over, I kind of manipulated the patty and cheese so it would fold over evenly.

At this point my grill had cooled off slightly. I held the quesadilla like a taco and used it to find the grill and place it in the center. Close the grill and heat.

It only took about 2 minutes. I open the grill and tap with a spatula to tell if it’s crispy.

Remove and enjoy!

It was soooo good. I’m wishing I’d had some Louisianna hot sauce. It’s kinda like Red Devil, just a kick without being so hot it hurts.

I just came up with this today and knew I had to share. It was sooo good and easy to do blind. I’m all about easy.

To clean your grill, just wipe down with wet paper towel while grill is still warm. If you forget, warm the grill a little and then you can just wipe it clean. Just be careful, and the paper towel will sizzle a little.

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9 Responses to George Foreman grill Quesadilla burger

  1. oh I LOVE my George Forman, I may jsut have to try this!

  2. Ro

    Oh I forgot to write about the broccoli I made on it too. I made the same butter mixture and shook the broccoli in a zip lock with the butter then grilled the broccoli on the Foreman grill. Yummmm!

    The Foreman grill rocks. I like making melt sandwiches on it too yummm. I did just a grilled cheese on it and it was so much easier than using a skillet. Hmmm, wonder what else I could make hehe.

  3. Those grills are awesome. You can make pretty much anything on it, you’re only really limited by your imagination and the odd bit of practicality…and of course the size of the grill you have.

    I saw a braille recipe book that’s meant specifically for those grills that I thought about picking up but never have. I bet there would be some neat ideas in there.

    Not sure I could handle the unplugging it before switching items thing, though. That’s what spatulas are for. But hey, if it works for you and the food comes out tasting great that’s really all that matters. Your burger sounds neat, I may have to try doing that…and I’ve got all kinds of hot sauce floating around here too.

  4. Ro

    Yeah the cool surface thing I think is more for newly blind cooks. It’s scary as hell to be getting anywhere near a hot surface and I’m pretty uncoordinated with a spatula. So it’s just safer to do it that way until one is truly comfortable.

  5. Yeah for sure, when you’re new to cooking even if you’ve been blind all your life it takes a lot of getting used to. But I’m at the point now where I don’t even mind moving stuff with a hand or a quick finger. If you’re quick enough it doesn’t really bother you, or at least not me. It’s the best way to tell where something’s going to land. Like if you’re flipping something, get it on the spatula and then just make sure with your other hand that it’s going over the right way, that kind of thing.

  6. Dude, that description of how you got the meat in the bags sounds like the way we pick up dog doodoos! Hhahahha!

    But that does sound sooo goood.

  7. Anonymous

    I love that my biggest contribution to your life is mostly food related LOL!
    ~Carol

  8. Ro

    Yeah it’s pretty much exactly like picking up business hahahaha! I didn’t want to write that in the description though I almost did hehe!

  9. It was the first thing I thought too and I don’t even have a dog.

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