I absolutely adore cheeseburgers. The juicy beef, the gooey cheese and the soft bun…truly comfort food. Truly fattening. Truly expensive if you eat out daily.
Which my husband and I have been doing, and we wanted to cut back. However, we don’t want to cut back on our favorite things to eat. Especially after a long day at work: we want something good, quick and easy. Therefore, when I got the opportunity to try out the new Knorr Homestyle Stock and use it in a recipe, I looked for a good, quick and easy recipe. Luckily, Knorr has a recipe section that is easy to navigate because I don’t like being overwhelmed when searching for recipes.
As you can see, I narrowed it down to recipes using the Homestyle Stock over on the top right hand corner. About 6 pages worth of recipes popped up, and after browsing for a few minutes, I came across the French Dip Burgers recipe. And I was in love (plus they have calorie/nutrition info for their recipes!). The burger recipes has 5 ingredients, 2 of which I had already, so it made for an affordable meal that would be perfect after a long day at work. Yesterday, I got up at 7 to go to work, was at work from 8-5, drove home, got ready and went to Zumba from 6-7, then went shopping for the items at Wal-Mart (<— click there to see my shopping trip on ThisMoment) to make the burgers. I got home about 8, and I had dinner on the table by 8:30, and am blogging about it at 9:30. Not bad.
Boy were these burgers yummy.
The recipe called for 1 container of beef Knorr Homestyle Stock. Each pack comes with 4 containers for about $3, so it is an affordable item. I got my 1-container ready to go.
I then put the ground beef in a bowl:
Then hubby got home and decided he wanted to help. It’s fun cooking with my husband. Let’s hope he does the dishes… The recipe states to put half of the concentrated stock into the beef. The other half will be used as the dip for our burgers.
Daniel then formed 4 patties. The recipe says to make 8 patties, but then states it only serves 4. So unless you want to make slider-sized burgers, make 4 patties with the 1-pound of ground beef.
We grilled them up on the stove for about 5-6 minutes on each side.
Meanwhile, I boiled 1.5 cups of water and added the remaining stock in to make our yummy dip. I swirled the concentrated stock around until it was fully melted.
And though I love to follow recipes, I also love to add my own twist. So, to these burgers I added some avocado. I simply seasoned it with salt/pepper and mashed it up with a spoon. Easy peasy.
Then we got the buns ready to go with cheese on one side and avocado on the other.
And when the patties were done, we put it all together. Our house smelled fabulous. The burgers shrinked up a bit, but that just means I have more bread to dip in the juice.
The dip went beautifully with the juicy burger and swiss cheese. Oh my gosh. Drool.
My hubby was excited to dig in. He had just been helping his parents move heavy furniture, so he was HUNGRY.
Dip. Bite. Chew.
And repeat until you’re left with a clean plate and satisfied tummy.
Sigh. It was so good. Thank goodness we have another 2 burgers left to eat for lunch tomorrow. The meals (because we can get 2 meals out of this recipe) cost us about as much as it would cost to eat out once. That’s substantial savings. Usually we say cooking takes too much time, but thanks to Knorr Homestyle Stock, that can’t really be an excuse. The chicken one is tasty as well. I got a sample of that one at BlogHer 11 and used it to make chicken enchilada soup. The stock comes 4 to a pack, is easy to incorporate into recipes and is so inexpensive. Again, they can be found at Wal-Mart, so pick some up on your next grocery trip.
Head over to Knorr’s recipe section and tell me what you’d like to whip up! I think I’d like to use their stock to make mashed potatoes during Thanksgiving or some chicken noodle soup.
Or maybe more of those burgers. For sure. Nom.
This project has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for #collectivebias All photos, opinions and leftover burgers are solely my own.