The Stinky Burger

A couple of months ago the Kiwi and I were in Zermatt. And while we were in Zermat, we were introduced to the worst smelling, most fantastic burger we had ever put in our mouths.

The, aptly named, stinky burger.

Sound appetizing?

I thought so.

But really, it combines some of the tastiest {and stinkiest} ingredients like garlic, onions, and stinky, gorgonzola cheese into one burger that will blow your mind.

Naturally, once we got home after the trip, I set out to recreate this puppy and now, it’s a staple. {It’s one of the Kiwi’s favorites!} It’s the perfect dinner after a long day of hiking around the Matterhorn or, you know, just playing in these gorgeous, crunchy fall leaves.

The Stinky Burger from Kiwi and Peach

The Stinky Burger

{serves two, inspired by a meal at Brown Cow Pub in Zermatt}

The Toppings
drop of olive oil
1/2 of a medium sized onion, sliced
1 clove of garlic, minced
about 1/2 cup of gorgonzola cheese {or whatever stinky cheese you have on hand}

The Burger
10 ounces {300 grams} grass-fed ground beef
1/4 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
1 tbsp worcestshire sauce
1 tbsp whole grain mustard
1 clove of garlic, minced
salt and pepper

The Buns
2 buns {I like it best with kaiser buns with sesame seeds or with a pretzel roll fresh from the bakery.}
smidge of butter for spreading

Start heating up a pan on medium heat. Slice the onion and mince the garlic {or put it through a garlic press}. Once the pan is hot, drop a bit of olive oil in the pan and add the onions and garlic. Give it a stir then cover and let cook for about 10 minutes or until the onions are nice a soft. Once the onions are finished transfer them to a bowl and set aside. Return the pan to the stove top and turn it up to medium high heat.

While the onions are cooking, roll up your sleeves because we’re going to get a little messy. Add all of your burger ingredients to a bowl and get your hands in there. Mix all of that goodness together well making sure it’s evenly mixed. Divide the meat in half, form two patties, and drop them in the pan. Give it about 4-5 on that side and then flip.

Take about half of the onions and top the burgers with it. Cover each burger with the gorgonzola, put the lid on the pan, and let it cook away for another 4-5 minutes.

While the cheese is busy melting, slice your buns and butter each side. Turn the broiler in your oven on pop the buns in the oven on the top rack for about 3-4 minutes or until their lightly toasted. They should be done about the same time as your burger and then we can get started with the assembly.

Here’s how I layer it. Bottom bun, rest of the onions, burger, top bun. Done!

Take a big wiff and enjoy!

Oh, you might want to make sure your significant other eats it too.

What about you? Do you have any home adaptations of a favorite vacation meal? I want to hear about them!

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Zermatt Food Guide

Just a bit of housekeeping before we get to the good stuff today. You probably noticed things look a little different around here today. I needed to make a new social media button and then got a little carried away. It happens.

Why’d I need to make a new button? Because I’m now on Bloglovin’! I resisted the RSS feed for a long, long time. I love visiting the actual blog and getting to see the beautiful design that bloggers put tons of effort and resources into. I feel like I get a sense of the blogger’s personality and style, and in my head, its like we are sitting in their living room chatting. {and I want you to feel the same way here!} My favorite thing about Bloglovin’ is that it looks the same as when I’m on the actual blog, only I can hit next and be taken to another fabulous blog with a guaranteed new post. I’m sure this is old hat to some of y’all, but its rocking my world today. So, if you don’t have a new RSS feed yet, give it a try and be sure to follow us!


We’ve been back from Italy for two weeks now and I am still thinking about all of the amazingly delicious food we ate. Its going to take a while to take y’all through each city, especially Rome. Oh my goodness. Rome. I thought I’d start at the beginning {a very good place to start, you know?} and work my way through the trip because the obsessive compulsive part of my brain won’t let me do it any other way. That said, we didn’t actually start our trip in Italy. We started with a trip to the Matterhorn.

Kiwi+Peach: Zermatt Food Guide

Zermatt is the tiny little village at the base of the Matterhorn that is full of cute little Swiss chalets and smells like mountain air and melted cheese. Leading up to the trip, all I heard about was that we had to try raclette and that Restaurant DuPont was the place to have it. My plate came with a heaping pile of melted smelly cheese, a tiny boiled potato, a tiny sweet onion, and a tiny gherkin. As raclette goes, I’m sure it was a fine example, but it wan’t my cup of tea. Never in my life did I think I’d say this, but too. much. cheese. On the other hand, the Kiwi’s rösti {shredded potatoes with various toppings, basically classy hash browns} was delicious.

After checking lots of menus, we decided to go the non-traditional route for dinner the next night. As expected, apart from fondue, most of the traditional foods were the same as in Germany. We love that stuff, but we get it a lot. One of the Kiwi’s friends had recommended a place called the Brown Cow Pub. Specifically he had recommended the Stinky Burger. This my friends is the stinky burger. This huge burger was topped with gorgonzola, garlic, and caramelized onions.

Kiwi+Peach: Zermatt Food Guide {The Stinky Burger}

It was strong, but oh man was it good. I strongly recommend that you convince your significant other to order it too {or at least take a couple bites} so that your breath will be equally as bad. That’s love.

{other Zermatt tips}

If you’re interested in the museum, make sure to check the open hours. We didn’t and missed out. =(

Go hiking! We knew we wanted to go to the top of the Kleines Matterhorn, so we took the cable car up. On the way back down, though, we got off at Schwarzsee {still pretty high up} and hiked down from there on the Matterhorn trail. It was just stunning. The beginning of the trail skirts around the base of the Matterhorn so there are great views of the mountain and the valley as well.

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