Sunday, October 23, 2011

Colorado Peach Burger

I thought of this nifty little entree while wondering what I was going to do with the few peaches I had left towards the end of peach season. After giving it some thought, I hit upon this idea, and it was even better than I thought it would be. I liked the way the sweetness of the sliced peaches offset the savory burger and the sharp cheddar cheese; this is one I made more than once, much to my own pleasure and that of my family.

This goes well with fresh cut french fries seasoned with sea salt, and a good medium-bodied beer. :-)


1 lb. ground beef
1-2 fresh (not canned) peaches
cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste

  • Form the burgers into patties, season with salt and pepper, and place on the grill.
  • While the burgers are cooking, peel, pit, and slice the peaches. Be sure to slice the peaches vertically rather than into wedges.
  • The last few minutes of grilling, place the peach slices on the burger and cover with the cheese (the cheese keeps the peaches from sliding off), leave on just long enough for the cheese to soften and begin to melt.
  • Once the burgers reach desired doneness, remove from grill and let rest for 2-3 minutes.
  • Place on roll, add condiments (but do so lightly...remember, you want to enjoy the mix of the peaches and burger!) and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. Local restaurateur Antonio Laudisio has been known to build a peach/prosciutto pizza at his Boulder eatery at 29th Street during our summer season.