It’s Washington apple season! This year besides raiding my parents trees, I’m hitting up the neighbors. I’ve watched their 4 trees come to no productivity for the last 3 years. I don’t mind making them some apple butter in trade for the apples! Speaking of which, make your own inexpensive apple butter to use on this recipe.
The reason I tried this recipe is how odd it is. Seriously, look at it. Are these things you put together on an average day? It’s like last month when my youngest had a burger that included tomato jam. It was awesome he was willing to try it even though all of us were going, hmm, weird. Even when he ate it and critiqued it, he said it was odd, YET good. I love it!
Now I’m on a mission to try some wacky recipes. I almost said out of the blue. Which made me think, instead of cheddar cheese, this would be even better with blue cheese crumbles. As long as you like blue cheese lol I DO NOT, nor have I ever. But I know hubby and son will enjoy testing it out for me.
- 1½ cup apple butter, divided
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1¼ pound ground chuck
- 1 large Granny Smith apple, sliced into ½ inch rings
- 1 large sweet onion, sliced into ¼ inch rings
- Butter flavor no stick cooking spray
- 4 slices cheddar cheese
- 4 onion rolls
- In a large bowl stir ½ cup of the apple butter, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper together well.
- Crumble the uncooked ground chuck into the bowl and mix well with the apple butter mixture.
- Form 4 patties.
- Brush the apple and onion slices with the remaining apple butter.
- Spray the grill grate with the butter non stick cooking spray.
- Heat the grill to medium high heat.
- Place the patties, apples and onions on the grill and cover.
- Grill about 5 minutes per side.
- When done the meat will no longer be pink and the apples and onions should be tender.
- Remove the apples and onions to a platter, cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.
- Place a slice of cheese on the top of each beef patty. Cook an additional 1 minute. Remove the patties.
- Lightly coat the inside of the onion rolls with the cooking spray. Place on the grill for about 1 minute to toast. Remove the rolls. Place a patty on each roll and top with the apple and onion slices.
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