Although I've talked about them a number of times, I realize I've never posted the recipe for the cajun burgers I had for dinner tonight. The kick they provid isn't going to burn the inside of your mouth, but will wake you up. You should note that the longer the burgers rest after they are mixed and formed, the stronger the taste will become.
2 pounds ground chuck
1 green pepper, minced
1/3 cup green onion, minced (I just use a yellow onion)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 tablespoon garlic salt (if you only have garlic powder, use about 2 1/2 tablespoons and make the rest up with salt)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
Mix it all up, then form into 6 patties, being careful not to compact them too much. Put on a platter, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate several hours of overnight.
Cook whatever way makes you happy (too hot to grill out tonight, so pan fried in the cast iron skillet).
These freeze very, very well. I can pull a couple out and they will thaw in an hour or so, while I'm figuring out what to have with them.