One of my most valuable sources of recipe inspiration is local restaurants. In our neighborhood there’s a little place called Black Creek Bistro that makes killer sandwiches for the lunch crowd and elegant, inspired meals for a fancy night out. I’m partial to their Salmon BLT, but the last time I made it to the Bistro for lunch I deviated from my usual and tried their Dave’s Trainwreck Sandwich.
The Sandwich is aptly named, as it’s quite a mess. It starts with a grilled chicken breast, but that’s the only thing average about this sandwich. The chicken is then piled high with green beans, grilled onions, gobs of Swiss cheese, and french fries (that’s right! FRENCH FRIES). and smashed between two pieces of sourdough bread. It.is.wonderful.
We had some leftover Teriyaki Green Beans last week, and there presence made me recall that delightful mess of a sandwich. I thought about recreating the chicken sandwich as is, but what I really wanted was a burger. What can I say? The baby likes beef, and I’m not about to say no.
While I love Black Creek’s Trainwreck sandwiches, I think these burgers might top them. The burger itself is fairly simple–it’s juicy little number enhanced only by garlic, teriyaki sauce, and salt and pepper. The toppings are what really set this sandwich apart. Loaded with teriyaki green beans, mushrooms, french fried onions, and melted Swiss, this burger can only be described as a complete and utter trainwreck. The most delicious, mouthwatering, irresistible trainwreck around.
Don’t wait until summer time to whip up these tasty burgers. We find a cast iron skillet gives burgers that perfect slightly crispy char while keeping the inside nice and juicy. I let the Mr. handle the burger cooking and he also likes to add a Tablespoon or two of butter to the pan. I pretend not to notice, and just enjoy it. If you’d rather not use butter, cooking spray works too. Butter or no butter, this sandwich is the perfect way to brighten up a dreary winter day. It’s comfort food between two buns. This will make many more beans than you need for the burgers. Feel free to halve the recipe, or simply save the leftovers for a side dish for another meal!
For the beans *see note:
For the burgers:
For the beans:
While the beans are roasting, assemble the burgers:
Recipe by NeighborFood
This will make many more beans than you need for the burgers. Feel free to halve the recipe, or simply save the leftovers for a side dish for another meal!
Looking for more Fantastic Burger Recipes? Try these!
Bacon Brie Burger from Wanna Be a Country Cleaver
Trashed Up Steak Burgers from Climbing Grier Mountain
Sweet and Smoky Bacon Brat Burger from Melanie Makes