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T-Roy Picken’s Burgers and Sandwiches

Troy and I decided years ago that we would eventually open a restaurant that specialized in sandwiches (Troy’s favorite food ever), and we’d name it “T-Roy Picken’s Sandwich Shop”.  A recent addition to the pretend menu would be Troy’s delicious hamburgers; they have evolved over the years in to a magnificent BBQ treat.

Troy is not much of a cook – for one thing, he’s never home, and when he is, I’m hogging the kitchen and refuse to let him in.  But, these burgers are his specialty, and I’m happy to abdicate the space to allow him to work his magic.

Let’s have a quick talk about beef right quick.  We’re not common beefeaters (insert Tower of London guard joke here), so when we do, we go all out.  Local, grassfed, and fresh.  It’s a bit more expensive than the grainfed burger at our local butcher at $3.49 a lb, but it is so worth it!  Costco also sells grassfed beef if you’re unable to find a local source, and it is now pretty easily found in large supermarkets.

T-Roy Picken’s Delicious Burgers
2 (ish) lbs of burger, preferably grassfed
one third of a sweet onion, diced
2 tblsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
3 tblsp Worcestershire sauce

1) In a deep mixing bowl, add the diced onion, steak seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce.

2) Add the burger.

3) Mush it up.  (Legit step).  Relish in your strong hand and thumb muscles after years of Nintendo.  Up, up, down, down, left, right…

4) Make patties about 5 inches in diameter and 1/3 inch thick.

5) Grill, until cooked through flipping once.  Troy uses a squirt bottle thing that we have for filling up water balloons (thanks Grandma, pfft!), and gives an occasional spray to the grill.  It causes a temporary flare up, and we both swear that it makes for a juicier product.  He use this for almost all kinds of grilling.

6) Serve with your toppings of choice.  Might we suggest a slice of Tillamook cheese, spinach, dill pickles, ketchup, and spicy mustard?  Troy would also suggest mayo, but I’d puke suggesting that.

If you’re not one for grilling (I’m certainly not unless you love burnt food and whining), just stop by T-Roy Picken’s Burgers and Sandwiches for one of our specialties.

The grill is always hot, dessert is always fresh, and the sassy waitress will likely tell you a fart joke for free.

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18 comments on “T-Roy Picken’s Burgers and Sandwiches”

  1. Grass fed BEEF for $3.49 a pound?! Seriously?! We pay that for NON-grass fed beef in IOWA! lol! That’s just crazy! I need to load up at Costco one of these days! Speaking of Costco–you totally need to be reimbursed by them for selling my family on switching our membership from Sam’s Club to Costco! We drive an extra half hour (total of an hour and a half from our rural home) to go and it’s TOTALLY worth it! The quality is outstanding and the service has been AH-mazing! 🙂 Yup–you’re pretty AH-mazing as well! And now I must go check out the post-summer clearance section for a water balloon filler upper thingy! 🙂

    • Yikes, such poor grammar on my part! Grain fed is $3.49 and grassfed is $3.79 lb. If you buy a freezer pack of grassfed, the price drops to only $.10 more a pound for the GF.

      Hmmm…I wonder if Costco would pay me in hot dogs…?

    • HA! That would be AWESOME! Okay–$3.79 is still TOTALLY worth it! Dang! 🙂

  2. So, in the squirt bottle…is it just water that you are squirting on the grill?

  3. I was gonna say the same as Nikki… that’s some super cheap grass fed beef. That’s close to sales price for wholesale stuff. Thanks for the funny post! I’m planning on burgers this weekend.

    • Yikes, such poor grammar on my part! Grain fed is $3.49 and grassfed is $3.79 lb. If you buy a freezer pack of grassfed, the price drops to only $.10 more a pound for the GF.

  4. Pretty sure if you re-read it, the $3.49 is for NON-grassfed beef, she says it’s more expensive than the GRAINfed which is $3.49.

    • Yikes, such poor grammar on my part! Grain fed is $3.49 and grassfed is $3.79 lb. If you buy a freezer pack of grassfed, the price drops to only $.10 more a pound for the GF.


    Did you make the buns?

  6. This reminds me of the burgers that my brother-in-law makes 🙂

  7. I’m really glad to see a recipe using grass-fed beef. I am also turned on by wholesome, delicious food without feeling like you have to spend a fortune on pretty packaged, often over priced “fancy” food. But I am at the same time turned off by food bred in misery. Really, really turned off. Although the path to only eating humanely raised meat is a long one, and one full of mishaps and disappointment where most of the time is spent doing intensive research only to find evidence of deceit, Grass-Fed beef is generally a step in the right direction, and I think it’s a big one worthy of much praise. Hats off.

  8. The cheapest grass fed beef that I have ever found around here in Arkansas is $5.99/lb and that is buying it directly from the farm, with a minimum $100 order!

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