Post Breakup Thursdays;

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R called me recently about T and how their roller coaster journey had came to an end, as if it never really started with him skirting over to some girl from an NGO. Yes, the single girls rallying on about the heartache on the boys to gather around and cry and eat too much ice cream. I remember the time when I would call random numbers on the list just because they would never know who the other person was. But we grow older and stronger, and we eat things decorated with violets. So I was quite pleased to discover Thursday, an exquisite site for women sharing cosy recipes tossing around love, life and work. And no matter how much you are convinced he was a teddy bear/Cuban jerk in your life, there is sometimes nothing that a little grilled beef and mushrooms won’t fix. And yes, your girlfriends who are ready to dig with you into Hagen Daz matcha ice cream and tissues.

Titled ‘Just Give Me a Bloody Burger’, I look forward to trying this grilled darling soon. R, the moment I hitch a flight to New York, we have to cuddle up in blankets and have all the mushrooms we want! Get well soon and you know you are still our precious little artist.

  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce (I prefer the spicy kind)
  • 4 slices cheddar cheese
  • ½ small red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 dash cayenne
  • 1 pinch ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch salt

What to do:

Combine ground beef, BBQ sauce, salt, pepper, and cayenne in a mixing bowl. Using a wooden spoon, mix ingredients together so that the BBQ sauce and spices are spread evenly throughout the meat. Divide the meat mixture into four equal parts and form them into patties with your hands. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add one tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet, making sure that the olive oil coats the pan evenly. Place the four patties onto the skillet, cooking for about four minutes on each side or until cooked to your personal preference. Add one slice of cheese to each patty when you have about two minutes left on the final side.

While your burgers are cooking, heat the remaining two tablespoons of olive oil in a medium sized skillet over the medium-high heat. Add the onions and sauté for two minutes. Add the mushrooms. Give it a pinch of salt, pepper, and cayenne and sauté for another five minutes.

Divide the onion and mushroom mixture into four equal parts and spoon on top of the burgers once you have removed them from the heat. Serve with lettuce and buns or English muffins.

 

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