The Assyrian Lulu Burger with a Creamy Cream Cheese, Dill with Banana pepper Spread and a Fresh Herb and Onion Relish
Cream Cheese, Dill & Banana Pepper Spread:
2 8oz cream Cheese
1 8oz container Small curd Cottage cheese
1/4 tsp Kosher salt
1 tbsp lemon juice(1 lemon for juice and zest)
1/4 cup chopped dill
1 Banana pepper chopped fine
1/4 tsp of Louisiana Hot Sauce
Fresh Herb & Onion Relish:
1/4 cup White Onion chopped fine
2 green onions chopped fine
1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
zest of 1 lemon
The Assyrian LuLu Patties:
2 lbs 80% ground chuck
1/4 cup White Onion diced fine
2 green onions diced fine
2 crushed garlic cloves
1 Banana Pepper diced fine
1 tsp Accent spice
2 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp Seasoned Black Pepper (Lawry\’s)
1/4 cup Sutter Home Merlot
2 tbsp of melted unsalted butter
olive oil for brushing the grill rack, and for brushing on Fresh tomatoes
4 Plum tomatoes sliced (3 pieces per tomato, 12 pieces needed)
12 pieces of Butter Lettuce Leaves
6 Pane Italian Rolls, ends cut off to fit the Pattie
Preheat gas grill to medium high.
To make cream cheese spread combine cream cheese, cottage cheese & kosher salt in a food processor blend until smooth – remove to bowl add lemon juice, dill, banana pepper, hot sauce, refrigerate until cold. (10 minutes).
To make the relish chop fine white onions, green onion, ROUGH chop parsley, cilantro add lemon zest, put all ingredients into a bowl and set aside.
to make the patties, combine beef, white onion, green onion, crushed garlic cloves, Banana pepper, accent, kosher salt, seasoned black pepper, Sutter Home Merlot and melted butter. Mix very gently – do not compact the beef mixture – shape into 6 oval patties to fir the roll. When grill is hot wipe down the grill rack with olive oil so patties do not stick to rack. Place the patties on hot gas grill (425 degrees) cover and grill 5minutes. Flip patty over and cover and grill another 5 minutes. Patties will be medium well. Remove, set aside and let rest for 5 minutes.
Mean time, brush the rolls with oil and toast very lightly on grill rack, remove set aside. Brush tomato slices with olive oil, sprinkle with kosher salt, and grill lightly on both sides. Remove and set aside.
To assemble Assyrian Lulu Burger, spread 2 tbsp of cheese spread on top half inside of toasted roll, on cheese spread add 2 tbsp of relish, then on bottom half of roll place 2 nice size pieces of butter lettuce, place patty on top of lettuce place 2 slices of the grilled tomato on patty put top half and bottom half together and enjoy.