Yes, Jessie, you are awesome! Jessie came back from an unexpected break with an awesome recipe. I want to express my sympathies for Jessie’s loss. My heart goes out to you and your family and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. While you were gone you were missed big time – by me especially!

Jessie’s first post was this delicious looking Basil and Garlic Pork Burgers. This was another one of those “I see it, I have to make it NOW” recipes!

Grumpy arrived home late last evening and I had already made the burgers and the first thing he said was “I have to be honest with you, it doesn’t smell good.” I was like WHAT?? I was telling my friend Karen while I was making them that the house smelled awesome. See how different Grumpy and I are?! But, let me tell you this. Grumpy ate the burgers. He finished the burger. Then I asked (because, like the grump he is, he doesn’t say when he likes anything too often) how the burgers were and guess what? He liked them. Way to go Jessie. Grumpy ate lots of fresh garlic and basil in a pork burger. Something he would have never chosen on his own.

One of the ingredients is mashed garlic. I want to share you some info on mashing garlic that I saw on Everyday Italian! After you chop your garlic, you sprinkle it with some salt. You then drag the flat edge of the knife over the garlic and press. Gather it back together and continue doing so. The salt helps to break down the garlic and bring out the liquid.

If you want the recipe (with detailed directions on how to make the burger) make sure you check out Jessie’s post. Thank YOU Jessie. You did it again. You posted an awesome recipe that I knew as soon as I saw, I just HAD to make it. Keep up the awesome work!!

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. duodishes May 28, 2009 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Looks super juicy and delish!

  2. recipes2share May 28, 2009 at 8:10 pm - Reply


  3. Bellini Valli May 28, 2009 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    It is easy to see why Grumpy would enjoy these burgers as well HoneyB. Change is good:D

  4. Gaby May 28, 2009 at 9:26 pm - Reply

    love love love love love it!!!

  5. J.Danger May 28, 2009 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Cory and I always do that! He will think the house smells great, and I think it stinks! So funny!

  6. Linda May 29, 2009 at 1:32 am - Reply

    Shelby, I am roaring. Paul’s comments are exactly something that my husband would say!
    These look and sound great!

  7. Web Development May 29, 2009 at 1:46 am - Reply

    so love your kitchen meals.. 🙂

  8. Megan May 29, 2009 at 2:05 am - Reply

    They look great to me! Glad he liked them.

  9. Megan May 29, 2009 at 2:05 am - Reply

    They look great to me! Glad he liked them.

  10. Elyse May 29, 2009 at 3:17 am - Reply

    Haha, Grumpy is a hoot! I can’t imagine a kitchen smelling better than when there’s garlic and basil cooking! YUM. And those pork burger sound so healthy and delicious. I can’t wait to try them out!

  11. Selba May 29, 2009 at 4:03 am - Reply

    This looks so delicious!

  12. the ungourmet May 29, 2009 at 4:55 am - Reply

    Looks delicious! I get so offended when my husband says things like that. Men can be so very undiplomatic can’t they!

  13. Mags May 29, 2009 at 10:26 am - Reply

    These do look awesome! I’m thinking of maybe trying them with ground turkey?

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I can see that I’ll be a regular visitor here as well.

    Nice place you’ve got here!

  14. Jessie May 29, 2009 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    I can’t believe Grumpy at first! but I’m so glad that he ended up liking the burgers

  15. Pam May 29, 2009 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Mmm. I am loving these burgers – they look so good.

    The spicy shrimp pasta also looks amazing – great photos.

  16. Ingrid May 29, 2009 at 2:46 pm - Reply

    Yum, loved the look of the seared outside. These sound really good. I don’t like and eat regular burgers so these would be a nice alternative for me. Thanks.

    Happy Friday!

  17. The Hungry Mouse May 29, 2009 at 3:23 pm - Reply

    Oh my goodness, I’m so glad you liked ’em! (That Grumpy! Hehehehehe…)

    Thanks so much for the mention.


  18. Tangled Noodle May 30, 2009 at 2:54 am - Reply

    This looks so very, very tasty! Mr. Noodle prefers beef burgers but I think he won’t object to something this savory.

  19. Katy May 30, 2009 at 12:20 pm - Reply

    LOL about Grumpy. He is very dear in his own irascible way.

    The burger looks FANTASTIC!

  20. Rachel May 30, 2009 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    They look so delicious!!!

  21. Creative One June 2, 2009 at 3:17 am - Reply

    Great lookin burger!

  22. averagebetty June 2, 2009 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    Love the spices! These burgers look amazing! Maybe one day, Grumpy…

  23. Chez US June 24, 2009 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    GREAT BURGER! Love these flavors! You might want to check out our ultimate burger contest and enter it – there is even a prize!

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