Friday, November 30, 2012

Horseradish burgers with Havarti (H Squared Burgers)

After several weeks of being gone, I decided to join the recipe swaps hosted by Sarah at A Taste of Home Cooking.  Two months ago, I started a new job and I just couldn't figure out the balance between the new job and making dinner every night.  I'm very lucky my husband likes breakfast foods, we ate a lot of waffles in those first few weeks.

I joined right in time for the Blogger's Choice Swap, where we can choose whatever we wanted to make.  Confession time: my husband and I are still grilling.  Even though it is winter, the temperatures here are much warmer than they were in Wyoming at this time, so every few weeks we break out a burger, so I thought this Horseradish and Havarti Burger would be a perfect burger to try.

We loved it so much, we started calling it the H Squared Burger because we thought the original name was too much to say. 

Horseradish burgers with Havarti
barely modified from I Was Born To Cook
2 pounds ground beef
1/4 cup prepared horseradish
salt and pepper
sliced havarti cheese
toppings and condiments of your choice (we only used mayonaisse and grilled onions)

1) Put beef in a bowl. Mix in horseradish, salt and pepper. Handform into 8 patties.
2) Grill burgers for about 8 minutes (for medium), then flip. Add cheese. Cover for 1 minute so cheese melts.
3) While cheese is melting, grill the hamburger buns. Serve with condiments and toppings.

These were some of the best buergers that we've had in a long time.  I loved the spiciness from the horseradish with the creaminess of the cheese.  My husband just kept asking if we could make them again, so in the course of a week, we had these three times for dinner.  He usually loads his burgers up with condiments, but he said these don't need anything but a little mayo.  If you grill in the winter, these should be next on your list, and if you wait until warm weather, make sure these are the first burgers you make.


  1. These sound great. I've had my eye on these burgers for awhile now.

  2. Oh mah gawd...these sound delicious!! I love horseradish!!

  3. Yum! I am always up for a good burger!

  4. So glad you liked these - it's one of my favorites too!

  5. Jenna, horseradish- fantastic idea. Thanks for linking in to Food on Friday.