Ole Burger

A couple of weeks ago the Mr. and I drove out to Vegas to meet up with one of my best friends, Marissa and her parents before their flight left for NY. While we were visiting them we got to walk the strip which in my opinion is pretty from afar but once you are down in the middle of all the chaos on the strip, it is just a mess. Regardless, I had a ton of fun seeing Marissa and her parents. One of my highlights of the trip was going to Madame Tussauds.

As you can see we had quite a bit of fun posing for pictures.

Wolfgang Puck, because after all this is a food blog (^_~)
After Madame Tussauds and a little bit of getting lost we wound up ending our trip at a quiet bar and grill to grab a bite to eat before saying goodbye and driving home. I instantly zoned in on a tasty burger called the Ole Burger. It had all the components that I love. It had, guacamole, salsa, black refried beans and chips... all on one burger. Normally when I go out to eat I choose something that I have never had before because if I eat it all the time and can make it at home, why on earth would I spend the extra money order it? I was a little nervous because even though I like all of the ingredients separately, I was not sure if I would like it all thrown on top of my burger but I decided to go for it and give it a try. I was happily surprised to find that they all tie in deliciously on a burger and quickly made a mental note to remake it at home. Honestly, I am pretty sure that I mentioned that at the table a few times while inspecting my burger to make sure that I had everything down.

The original burger was made with ground beef but I wanted to lighten it up and use ground turkey. I personally liked the turkey because the light flavor let the toppings really shine through. The Mr. likes his burgers big so I cut a pound of meat into thirds but this recipe isn't sensitive to change, so you can to make sliders or a huge burger if you wanted. I made my Garza's Guacamole and a refried beans recipe that I found on Epicuious. I made the guacamole and beans right before making the burger but you can always do it ahead of time just make sure that the beans are reheated and take the salsa and guacamole out of the refrigerator to take the chill off of them since you don't want them turning your burger cold before you can even bite into it.

Refried Black Beans

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 Tbsp. oil
  • 1 (19-oz) can black beans, including liquid
  • 1/2- 1 c. water

    1. Cook garlic in oil in a skillet over moderate heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add beans with their liquid and mash with a potato masher or the back of a large spoon to make a coarse puree.

    2. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is hot. Stir in enough of water to thin to a creamy consistency.

    Ole Burger

    1. Split the ground poultry into thirds and form into patties. In a medium pan add oil over medium heat. Add turkey patties and cook 4 minutes per side until cooked.
    2. Top burgers with chips, and a tablespoon each of salsa, beans and guacamole.

    This recipe is submitted in
    Tasty Tuesday
    Delicious Dishes


    Kim said...

    I recently saw an episode of Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution where he made a burger with refried beans on it. I thought that burger looked terrific, but this one looks even better! Sounds like a great time in Vegas.

    Kari said...

    oooooh... this looks gooooooood! I love refried black beans. Mwahahahaha.

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    Joanne said...

    Sounds like a super fun weekend! Those burgers look amazing...stuffed full of delicious ingredients!