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Cajun Burgers Recipe

Cajun Burgers Recipe

Meet the Cook: My family likes its food spicy. I found the original recipe for these burgers in a cookbook, then added and subtracted ingredients until they suited our taste. Cajun Burgers are always on the menu whenever we have company over for a backyard cookout. Like my husband, I was raised in the country. We have four children (20, 16, 13 and 9) and now a grandson, too! -Julie Culbertson, Bansalem, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • CAJUN SEASONING BLEND:
  • 3 tablespoons ground cumin
  • 3 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • BURGERS:
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun Seasoning Blend (recipe above)
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Sauteed onions, optional

Directions

  • 1. Combine all seasoning blend ingredients in a small bowl or resealable plastic bag; mix well.
  • 2. In a bowl, combine the first eight burger ingredients; shape into four patties. Cook in a skillet or grill over medium-hot heat for 4-5 minutes per side or until burgers reach desired doneness.
  • 3. Serve on buns; top with sauteed onions if desired. Store remaining seasoning blend in an airtight container. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 394 calories, 18 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 75 mg cholesterol, 2,246 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.