Railbird Burger


1 ½ lb. ground chuck
12 oz. ground sausage
½ C. chopped red/orange/yellow peppers
½ C. chopped mushrooms
1/4 C. chopped onion
1/8 C. Mrs. Dash
1/8 C. Montreal Steak seasoning
1 C. shredded cheese
¼ C. seasoned bread crumbs

20 medium green olives with pimentos
1/8 C. sweet relish
1 C. Miracle Whip dressing

vegetable oil, for brushing the grill rack

6 hamburger buns, split



Preheat gas grill to medium-high.

To make the patties, combine the beef, sausage, peppers, mushrooms, onion, Mrs. Dash seasoning, Montreal steak seasoning, shredded cheese and bread crumbs in a large bowl. Handling the meat as little as possible, mix well. Divide the mixture into six portions and form the portions into patties to fit the buns.

To make the sauce, chop/puree the green olives with pimento, sweet relish and Miracle whip dressing together. Refrigerate until needed.

Brush the grill rack with oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover and grill at ~350-400°F for 20-30 minutes until done to liking. During the last few minutes of cooking, melt cheese on top of the burgers.

To assembly the burgers, place a generous amount of the sauce over the cut sides of the buns. Place burger on bun and add top of bun.

Makes six burgers.