This is a brand new experience for leftover day. Community leftovers are going into this dish! Before you think I went dumpster diving in our neighborhood, I’ll explain. We had a Memorial Day weekend block party of sorts and my lovely neighbor, Shelly, made some super yummy Goat Cheese spread for these: Tomato Goat Cheese Tarts, which she actually makes as little tiny tarts instead of one huge one.
I also had some burger patties leftover from Bacon Cheeseburger Recipe and somehow a bit of the Mexican Cucumber Salad survived the wrath of my cucumber-loving husband and daughter. So, I created a relish out of the delicious cucs and served the repurposed burgers with a layer of goat cheese spread and a layer of relish on the delicious (and surprisingly simple) homemade buns.
Cucumber Relish and Goat Cheese Burgers
Goat Cheese Custard
1/2 cup packed fresh basil leaves
7 ounces mild soft goat cheese, softened
3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter, well softened
1/2 cup sour cream
2 large eggs
Place 2 tablespoons of Goat Cheese Custard on each burger patty. Top with cucumber relish and serve on a homemade bun.
Delicious! I absolutely love this. The cucumbers and the cheese spread bring some great moisture to the burger patty. And the buns! Yum. I went without the eggwash on top, opting instead for a bit of cooking spray and the sesame seeds. They were incredibly easy and tasted fabulous with these burgers. I highly recommend all the components here.
Project: Food Budget
I’m doing the “it’s a new month” dance today. Hooray. This week I went way under budget, we only paid for our CSA box (which arrives sometime today). We actually upped our order to the “medium” box, so that’s $46 instead of $38 now. We will probably be heading to Kroger sometime today. So we’ll see where that puts us at day’s end. But for now, we are sooo under budget. 🙂
Goal: $75/week $300/month
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