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Fosterburger
Submitted by: Merribuck
as many hamburgers as you need
chunky Blue Cheese Dressing
extra blue cheese, crumbled
4-6 leaves of arugula per patty
whole wheat buns
salt and pepper to taste
Put sufficient blue cheese dressing in a bowl. Add additional blue cheese, crumbled into small pieces, to taste. Wash and shake arugula. Cook hamburgers. Place arugula on a bun. Then place hamburger on bun. Spoon Blue Cheese Dressing over top. Season with slat and pepper. Serves as many as you want.
Note: For the supreme burger, bacon may be added to the dressing or simply put over the cheese dressing!

Home-Made Big Macs
Submitted by: Merribuck
1 1/2 pounds ground beef, 80 percent lean
1/2 cup water
4 slices American cheese
4 sesame seed hamburger buns
(we prefer whole wheat)
salt and pepper
In a large bowl place ground beef. Add 1/2 cup water, salt and pepper. Mix until all of the water is incorporated into the ground beef (this will make the hamburgers moist and juicy). Shape into 4 patties and grill to desired doneness. Top each patty with 1 slice American cheese. If desired, toast buns. Place patty on bottom bun. Add the special sauce and serve. Serves 4.

Steak with Spice Paste
Submitted by: Merribuck
1 tablespoon cracked black peppercorns
1 tablespoon ground white pepper
1 tablespoon coarse salt
4 garlic cloves, minced or pressed
1 1/2 teaspoons mustard seeds, cracked in mortar
4 6 ounce beef tenderloin steaks
1 1/2 teaspoons dried Mexican Oregano, crushed
(or regular)
1 teaspoon ground cumin seeds
1 teastpoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/4 cup Olive oil
Combine all ingredients but steak in small bowl. Rub mixture over both sides of steaks. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to overnight. Prepare barbecue or preheat broiler. Grill or broil steak to desired doneness, about 4 minutes per side for medium rare. Yield: 4 servings.

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