Another Wednesday Burger Night has come and gone and is down in the books. This week I present to you the Boonie Dog Burger!!!
The Boonie Dog Burger is a reflection of Guam's Boonie dogs. No, I didn't use Boonie Dog meat!!! Boonie Dogs are Guam's mutts. They are made of who knows what conglomeration of dog breeds. But one thing is for sure, they are resilient.
Well the Boonie Dog Burger is similar in that the patty is made up of a number of meats. I used ground beef, chicken and pork. I also added Mexican chorizo, red onions, oregano, freshly ground black pepper and a dash of salt.
I fashioned two quarter pound patties. I placed a thick slice of smoked cheddar/jack cheese on one patty and then covered it with the other patty and sealed the edges. This gave me one big, fat patty that was stuffed with smoked cheddar/jack. This patty was then grilled. Unfortunately I had to grill indoors as we had a Monsoon storm on top of us that dropped about 5 inches of rain.
Chicken-Oregano patty on the left and Boonie Dog patty on the right. Due to my wife, Lupe's diet, I made her a Chicken-Oregano burger with Portobello mushroom.
I also grilled the onion/poppy seed buns and served this burger with all the "fixins". Those fixins consisted of more cheddar/jack cheese, green leaf lettuce, red onion slices, beefsteak tomato, alfalfa sprouts and avocado. Oh and a spoonful of donne denanche (hot pepper paste). Wouldn't be a Boonie Dog Burger without that hot pepper kicker.
What did this taste like????? I think you should make one and find out.
Until next time....