Cheesy Herbed Frankfurters

I found this recipe and Creamy Onion Frankfurters in a magazine in the late 1970s, but neither recipe says where I got them.

Servings: 2-3

2 cups Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
¼ tsp dried basil
¼ tsp dried sage
¼ tsp dried thyme
¼ tsp dried rosemary
¼ tsp dried oregano
¼ tsp dried marjoram
3 large frankfurters (about 7″ long)
1 baguette, about 21″ long

  1. Mix cheese & herbs.
  2. Cook frankfurters as desired (broil, grill, boil). Cut each almost in half lengthwise.
  3. Cut baguette into 3 pieces.  Cut each piece almost in half lengthwise.
  4. Sprinkle half of the cheese mixture into the sliced baguette.
  5. Top with frankfurters, opening out flat.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining cheese mixture.
  7. Place on a baking sheet and heat in 375℉ oven until cheese is melted, about 15 minutes.

Creamy Onion Frankfurters

I found this recipe and Cheesy Herbed Frankfurters in a magazine in the late 1970s, but neither recipe says where I got them.

Servings: 2-3

¼ cup butter
2 medium onions, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
⅛ tsp dried basil
⅛ tsp dried thyme
⅛ tsp dried rosemary
⅛ tsp dried tarragon
¼ cup sour cream
3 large frankfurters (about 7″ long)
1 baguette, about 21″ long

  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over low heat.
  2. Add onions, garlic and herbs. Cover and cook, stirring often, for 15 minutes.
  3. Uncover and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are limp and golden, about for minutes.
  4. Blend in sour cream until heated through.
  5. Cook frankfurters as desired (broil, grill, boil).
  6. Cut baguette into 3 pieces.  Cut each piece almost in half lengthwise. Toast lightly.
  7. Place frankfurters in baguettes and top with creamy onion mixture.
  • You can substitute yogurt for the sour cream.

Judy Joo’s Krazy Korean Burgers

This recipe is based on Judy Joo’s Korean Food Made Simple on Cooking Channel.  The recipe was not posted on the network website, so my daughter, Alycia, & I estimated the ingredient amounts while re-watching the episode – we think they turned out great!  These burgers are tender and wonderfully seasoned. 

Servings: 4

1/4 lb pancetta or bacon
1 medium onion
2 cloves garlic
2 tsp grated ginger
1 lb ground beef
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1/2 Tbsp sesame oil
2 tsp sesame seeds
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp salt
2-3 tsp gochugaru (Korean chile flake)
1 Tbsp gochujang (Korean fermented chile paste)
1 Tbsp doenjang (Korean fermented soybean paste)
1/4 cup carbonated water

  1. Combine pancetta or bacon, onion, garlic & ginger in  a food processor and pulse until finely ground.
  2. Place in a bowl & add remaining ingredients.
  3. Mix gently with hands until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Form into patties and grill.
  • Judy serves this with Korean Ketchup (1/4 cup ketchup mixed with 1 Tbsp gochujang) and Asian Mayo (Korean mayo thinned with kimchi juice). I have not tried the mayo yet, but the Korean Ketchup is my new favorite burger topping! 
  • If you haven’t used gochugaru or gochujang before, this may seem like a lot of chile, but it is not a very spicy chile. You can reduce the amount if you like. 
  • We like to make these as sliders – it makes about 10.  Hawaiian rolls make delicious buns for these. 

Filet Gourmet Burgers

this is a recipe that my mother, Sherry Salvage ReVeal Bradley, has had for years – I do not know where she got it

2 lb 80% lean ground beef
2 onions, chopped
8 oz mushrooms, sauteed in 1 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp chili powder (not ground chile)
3 drops Tabasco sauce
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup white wine
salt & pepper, to taste
6 slices bacon

  1. Mix all ingredients, except bacon and paprika. Shape into 6 – 3/4″ thick patties.
  2. Wrap bacon around patties. Secure with toothpicks.
  3. Sprinkle patties with paprika.
  4. Cook over hot coals until desired doneness.
  • Grilling times from Addicted to Grilling

    Medium Rare (130-135° F):  Grill for 3 minutes, flip, grill for 4 more minutes.Medium (135-150° F):  Grill for 3 minutes, flip, grill for 5 more minutes.

    Medium Well (150-165° F):  Grill for 3 minutes, flip, grill for 6 more minutes.

    Well Done (165° F and up):  Grill for 3 minutes, flip, grill for 7 more minutes.

Thai Chicken and Broccoli Slaw Wraps with Spicy Peanut Sauce

adapted from Healthified Peanut and Broccoli Slaw Wraps

I did not cook the vegetables and I doubled the peanut sauce recipe, but I think it may still need more sauce

12 oz skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into thin strips
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp black pepper
1 tsp ginger, minced
2 cups packaged shredded broccoli (broccoli slaw mix)
2 green onions, sliced
12 leaves basil, sliced or chopped
3 Tbsp mint, chopped (optional)
4  10-inch whole wheat tortillas, warmed

Peanut Sauce

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 Tbsp water
2 Tbsp reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp ginger, minced
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)

  1. Sprinkle chicken strips with garlic powder and pepper. Coat an unheated large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Add seasoned chicken and ginger; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from skillet; keep warm.
  2. Toss broccoli slaw, onions, basil, and mint.
  3. Combine sauce ingredients. Heat over very low heat until melted and smooth, whisking constantly.
  4. Top tortillas with chicken strips and vegetable mixture. Drizzle with Peanut Sauce. Roll up tortillas. Cut each wrap in half. Serve immediately.
  • You can substitute 1/4 tsp ground ginger for each tsp of fresh ginger.

Maui Zowie Burgers

adapted from The Quarter of Six Cookbook

1 lb hamburger or 4 patties
4 pineapple rings
½ cup ketchup
½ cup brown sugar
2 Tbsp mustard
4 hamburger buns (optional)

  1. Grill hamburgers & pineapple.
  2. Mix ketchup, brown sugar & mustard in a small pan.  Heat until bubbly.
  3. Top hamburgers with pineapple rings & spoon sauce over .
  • I have doubled the sauce.
  • I like my hamburger on a bun with a bowl of sauce to dip it in.

Gyros Seasoning

adapted from several online recipes

2 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp crushed marjoram
½ tsp ground rosemary
¼ tsp ground black pepper


  1. Sprinkle all ingredients over sliced meat or hamburger, then saute until done.
  2. Serve on flatbread, pita bread or flour tortillas with sliced tomatoes, thinly sliced onion & tzatziki (sour cream & cucumber sauce).
Flatbread & tzatziki are available at many grocery & specialty stores.
My favorites are at Trader Joe’s.