Let Us Rejoice! Mr. Foodie and I finally have A/C again! It is amazing how much having A/C changes one’s life. No more hiding in the basement when we get home from work. No more eating out /ordering in to avoid turning the stove on for even a few minutes. We celebrated first by having John’s family over for bubbly, brie, and ice cream – YUM! Then we celebrated, just the two of us, by making skillet burgers with the leftover brie. I’m going to take a moment to gush over our still-new cast-iron pan for making burgers. It is the next best thing to making them on the grill. Heat distribution, seasoning, whatever the reason, these burgers rocked!
Mr. Foodie took the reigns on this dinner, turning out perfect 1/2 lb burgers and applying the bbq sauce and brie cheese at the end of cooking. He also boiled our final two ears of corn, and I slathered them with butter and red pepper flakes #boom #teamwork. I was also glad to find a way to use leftover brie. I know, you’re probably thinking, “what leftover brie? Why are you leaving any brie on the plate?” But we often have at least a wedge leftover – not enough for another tasty brie-and-cracker binge, but enough to keep. I’m sad to say this wedge very often gets forgotten and ends up turning by the time I remember it. Not anymore! I’m going to plan on making these delicious burgers after a brie-night.
It also happened to be the longest day of the year, so happy first day of summer! May your summer be as happy as Mr. Foodie and I in front of the A/C vent xoxo
BBQ Brie Burgers and Boiled Corn on the Cob
1 lb ground beef
salt and pepper
2-4 slices of brie cheese
2 burger buns
2 ears of corn
Red Pepper Flakes
Heat up a cast-iron skillet on medium-high heat. Divide the ground beef in half and shape each half into a patty. Season each side with salt and pepper. Sear patties in skillet and then lower heat. For medium burgers, cook 5-7 minutes per side (this is for cast-iron, a thinner pan will require less cooking time). Towards the end of cooking, slather with your favorite BBQ sauce and top with brie cheese slices; cover to melt the cheese. Meanwhile, boil two ears of corn for 10-15 minutes or more depending on the size of the ears. Drain and swipe with stick of butter on all sides of each ear. Drop a pinch of red pepper flakes (or to taste) on each ear. Enjoy!