Transform your favorite hamburger patty into a Michigan rally burger by stirring in dried cherries. Top with a slice of pepper jack cheese or creamy blue cheese for added pep.
Dried cherry burgers
Makes 4 burgers
12 ounces lean, ground beef
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon Worcestershire
Salt and pepper, to taste
Garnish options: pepper jack cheese, blue cheese, sliced onion, ketchup, lettuce, pickles
Combine the beef, cherries, bread crumbs, garlic, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce in a bowl. Divide into 4 equal parts, form patties 1/2-inch thick.
Grill the patties until browned and internal temperature reaches 160 degrees F, about 5 to 6 minutes cooking time per side.
Garnish, and serve with your favorite burger buns.