Summer Recipe Ideas: Chris Allen’s Bongo Burgers
I have to give credit to my cousin Steve for this recipe. He came up with the original, I have modified it just a little for my taste. I hope you like it. Here’s the story:
I was visiting my cousin Steve in the Twin Cities. He invited me to come down and watch NCAA basketball. He had great seats, how good were they? I was three rows ahead of Kevin McHale (the the GM of the Timberwolves), so I turned around and told him he sucked……but that’s another story.
I wanted to get a dog or a burger at the game but Steve kept saying not to, that he had a special recipe and we were grilling out. He called them “Bongo Burgers”, I have no idea why. That may be another blog all together.
That night he treated me to grilling out, with some pasta and a veggie medley. These were the best!! So, I got the recipe from him, changed it a little and have been serving them up to my family.
Many thanks to Northland’s News Center for posting the video of the recipe.
Chris Allen’s Bongo Burgers
3 lb ground beef
3/4 white onion, diced
3/4 green pepper, diced
1/4 can of bread crumbs
Couple of handfuls of desired shredded cheese (Chris recommends mozzarella)
A few splashes of teryaki
Mix the ingredients together by mashing with your hands. As you are mixing, add the teryaki sauce and mix (add to desired taste).
Make into patties place on the grill.
Shake a little teryaki over the burger while on the grill.
These burgers will get dark and look burned but that is just the cooked cheese and bread crumbs with the teryaki.
Serve on a bun (with a slice of cheese if you prefer).