Inside and out Peirogi Burger II



6 TBS Pre-made Mashed Potatoes – from the refrigerated section of your grocery
3 TBS graded Cheddar Cheese
3 TBS grated Vidalia Onion


2 Vidalia onions – sliced
6 TBS salted Butter
4 tsp Brown sugar
8 TBS sour kraut – canned


2 ½lbs. Ground chuck
3/4 cup of grated Vidalia Onion
1/2 cup Potato Buds
1 Egg
1 tsp ground nutmeg
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Colavita Olive Oil for brushing the grill racks

¾ cup of Shredded Cheddar Cheese – to melt on Burgers
6 Kaiser rolls from the bakery – sliced horizontally
6 TBS Sour Cream
6 TBS Chives – chopped



Step by Step Instructions –


In a small bowl add 6 TBS Pre-made Mashed Potatoes, 3 TBS graded Cheddar Cheese and then grate 3 TBS of Vidalia Onion. Mix well and form into 6 disks aprox. 1 ½” to 2” in diameters rounds. Refrigerate until you build your burger patties.


Start the grill and preheat (15 mins) to a temperature of 450 degrees.

Slice the 2 Vidalia Onions into rings, then add butter to a pre-heated a saute pan on the grill.
Then add the rings of onion and start to saute for 15-20 mins., once the onions are aprox 3/4 of the way to carmelized add the 4 TBS of brown sugar to disolve & then the 8 TBS of sour kraut to warm through.
Remove from heat and keep warm in foil until you build your burger. Turn off the grill.


In a large bowl place 2 ½lbs. Ground chuck, grate 3/4 cup of Vidalia Onion and then add, 1/2 cup Potato Buds, 1 Egg, 1 tsp ground nutmeg, 2 tsp salt and 1 tsp pepper.
Mix all ingredients well. Separate the mixture into 12 equal parts and form into patties.

Take 1 patty and place 1 disk of mashed potao mixture in the middle and top with a second patty and seal the edges to form a stuffed patty. Place on tray and continue building the 5 other stuffed patties.

Grease the grill racks with the Colavita Olive Oil.

Start the grill and preheat (15 mins) to a temperature of 450 degrees.

Place burgers onto the grill and close the lid, let cook 4 to 5 mins. Turn the burgers to create grill marks & cover, cook another 3 to 4 mins. Flip burgers, cover and cook 3 to 4 mins. Turn burgers to create grill marks, cover & cook another 2 mins. Then For the last 2 mins. of cooking, place 2 TBS of the cheddar cheese on each burger and then top with the sauted onion & sour kraut mixture onto each burger to heat & melt the cheese. Remove from heat.

Slice the Kaiser rolls horizontally, keeping tops with their partners and lightly toast the buns.
Remove from heat and prepare to plate your burgers.

During the entire time you are cooking the burgers, you are trying to maintain a grill temperature of 400 to 450 degrees.

To plate:

Place 6 of the Kaiser bottoms onto the plate, spread each bottom with 1TBS of the sour cream & then chop the chives and sprinkle 1tsp of the chives on each . Top with the burger. Place the lid of the Kaiser on top and serve.

2006 – ToniLee M. Monteparte