Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Cheeseburger in Paradise/#FoodieExtravaganza

What is a cheeseburger in paradise? Well, for me, it is a cheeseburger that I made myself. It's grilled  outside on the grill and it is topped with tropical goodness. It is eaten on the backyard porch, because that is my paradise! I stuffed my ground chuck burger with little chunks of pineapple and mango. Then I topped it with manchego cheese and fruit sauce. If you are not in paradise, you will be when you eat this!

cheeseburger, paradise, tropical sauce, manchego cheese
Paradise Cheeseburger

(makes 1 burger)
1/4 pound Ground Chuck
1 Mango
1/4 cup Pineapple Chunks
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 Avocado
 small amount of Manchego Cheese-shredded
1 Brioche Bun
Green Leaf Lettuce

mango, pineapple,
Peel and cut your mango and place 1/8 of a cup in the 
blender with 1/8 cup of  pineapple chunks. 
 I used canned
pineapple chunks with no sugar added.
Blend until liquified.
sauce, fruit, boil, reduction
In a saucepan, mix together the liquified fruit
and add the sugar. Bring the mix to a boil,
then let it boil to let it reduce down until it is thick.
pineapple chunks, chopping
Cut 1/8 of a cup of the pineapple chunks in to tiny
pieces. Cut the same amount of mango also. 
hamburger, pineapple, mango chunks
Reform your burger to incorporate the pineapple and the
mango into your burger patty.
Avocado, mayo
Smash up your avocado and mix it with 
a small dab of mayo.
fruit stuffed, hamburger, grill
Start grilling your burger. Sprinkle some pepper on the top.
I cook each side for 2 minutes and I flip it
 so that each side is cooked twice.
manchego cheese, hamburger, grilling
When I flip the burger for the last time,
I added the cheese.
avocado, brioche bun
Once the burger is cooked, spread your avocado
spread on the bottom of the bun.
manchego cheese, avocado spread, lettuce
Top the avocado spread with the lettuce and
then the burger.
cheeseburger, mango sauce, pineapple sauce
Place some of the pineapple mango sauce on 
top of the cheese.
cheeseburger, mango, pineapple
I hope you enjoy your Paradise Cheeseburger!

Please check below to see what everyone else
that is a part of #FoodieExtravaganza made.

Thank you to our host this month,
Stacey Livingston Rushton from Food, Lust, Love!
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  1. Bet that fruit in the middle makes the burger really juicy as well as adding flavor!

  2. How fun! I bet all of that fruit is wonderful in and on your burger. I really like the avocado spread too. What a great idea!

  3. Love the idea of adding the mango and pineapple inside the burger! Yum!

  4. YUM!! That avocado spread looks ah-mazing... Delicious!

  5. This looks so good and fresh! Thanks for sharing this might be on my Memorial Day cook out list!

  6. Such tropical flavors really do transport you straight to paradise, don't they? Looks delicious!

  7. I love pineapple with beef! Mango and avocado only make it much better, yum!

  8. This looks so delicious. Sounds refreshing burger.

  9. How fun to stuff the burger with fruit!

  10. Sounds yummy, although I'm allergic to mangos. I love fruits though and barbecuing.