Surf n Turf Burgers
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Serves: serves 4
  • 1⅓ pounds 93% lean ground beef
  • ½ pound (41-50 count) shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 1 medium onion, peeled, halved, and then coarsely cut into petals
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon Honey Habanero Rub, divided (more as needed)
  • salt to taste
  • ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 4-6 ounces cheddar cheese, sliced **See Note**
  • 4 pretzel buns
  • lettuce and tomatoes to dress the burgers
  1. Heat your grill or broil pan. For the grill you are looking for at least 300F. Form the burgers into 4 (1/3 pound each) patties. The less you work with the meat the juicier it will be. Sprinkle each patty with the first tablespoon oh Honey Habanero Rub and salt.
  2. Skewer the shrimp with the onion, alternating every few pieces. Then sprinkle the onions and shrimp with the second tablespoon of Honey Habanero Rub.
  3. Put the burgers on the grill! (See notes for broil pan instructions)Close the lid and let them sizzle for 5 minutes.
  4. Mix that last teaspoon of Honey Habanero Rub with the mayo.
  5. After 5 minutes, flip the burgers and add the shrimp skewers to the grill. Close the lid.
  6. Get your burger set ups ready! Spread each bun with the mayo. Put lettuce and tomato slices on the bottom buns.
  7. Check your burgers. 5 minutes will give you a nice juicy medium well or well. No hockey puck burgers! But if your burgers are smaller you'll need to watch them.
  8. Put the cheese slices on top and let them get all melty. Go ahead and put each patty on top of the dressed buns.
  9. Check your shrimp. When it's pink and the onions are tender and a tiny bit charred around the edges it's done! Pull the shrimp and onions carefully off the skewers and top each burger with all that good stuff.
  10. EAT.
1. I used Cabot's garlic and Herb Cheddar on these burgers! But your favorite cheddar of any variety will definitely do! Or Swiss. Or Havarti. Get crazy.
2. To broil your burgers you need to preheat the broiler to high. Place the patties on a foil lined broil pan and then position the pan about 3" from the broiler (in my oven it's the top rack). After 3 minutes, flip your burgers and add the shrimp skewers. 5 minutes will give you a more well done burger -- keep watch and check for your perfect temp preference. The shrimp are done when they are pink and plump.
3. If you are using wooden skewers, make sure to soak them thoroughly in water before cooking so you don't have a fire on your hands.
Recipe by Sugar Dish Me at