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A burger so full of flavor, you don't need a bun - Carb Check Diet

A burger so full of flavor, you don't need a bun

By Mike Thayer

A bun doesn't make or break a great burger, the meat does.

Here's a recipe that makes for a great burger, a patty so full of flavor, not only is the bun not required, neither is lettuce, tomato or other toppings.....

Sweet Heat Burgers


  • One pound of Sweet Italian sausage
  • One pound of 80/20 ground beef
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of seasoning salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Buffalo Wing cheddar cheese


In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.  If you can't find shredded Buffalo Wing cheddar cheese at your favorite grocery store, regular sharp shredded cheddar and some Louisiana Hot Sauce is a nice substitute.  Form meat mixture into patties.  When your grill is ready to receive, place the patties over the hot spot to get those great grill marks and a good sear. Keep the lid off and watch for any flare ups. When you see red juices flowing to the top of the patties, flip those burgers over to the lower heat side of the grill and get ready to put the lid on. Before ‘lidding‘, place some butter and garlic in a grill safe dish to melt down on the low heat side of the grill next to those great smelling burgers. Check after about five minutes. The garlic butter should be melted and the burgers should be about ready. For well done burgers, wait to see the juices run clear.  Top burgers with the garlic butter just before plating.

It's another dose of YUM!


Top-rated 2019 Iowa prep picks Hawkeyes

Ezra Miller got the Iowa football program’s 2019 recruiting class off to a big start on Saturday.

The 6-foot-6, 280-pound sophomore offensive lineman from Ridge View High School in Holstein, Iowa, became the first player from the Class of 2019 to indicate intentions to sign with the Hawkeyes.

“I am extremely excited and honored to announce that I am committing to the University of Iowa. Go Hawks,’’ Miller wrote in making his announcement early Saturday afternoon on Twitter.


Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in "Happy Days," dies at 56

NEW YORK (AP) — Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," died Saturday at age 56.

A statement from the sheriff's department in Harrison County, Indiana, said the dispatcher "received a 911 call about an unresponsive female. Upon arrival of first responders, it was determined that Erin Moran Fleischmann was deceased. An autopsy is pending."


Missouri House defeats trucking bypass proposal

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri House voted down a proposal Thursday that supporters said would have enabled more companies to offer truck weigh station bypass services, despite criticism that state officials sitting on one company's private board made it hard for new companies to enter the market.

The House voted 60-82 against the bill that would've changed the rules for operating sensors installed under roadways that allow truckers to drive past weigh stations without having to stop. The sensor interacts with a responder in the truck to send the weigh station information such as the truck's weight and the driver's information.

HELP Inc. was for many years the only operator of such systems in Missouri, and officials from the Department of Transportation and Missouri Highway Patrol currently sit on the nonprofit's board.

Bill sponsor Rep. T.J. Berry said Thursday that he had been approached by the FBI over an investigation about potential conflicts of interest between HELP Inc. and the state. Berry said the state officials' interests in the company could've created a barrier to entry for other companies to enter the market.

"When you unpack this, you have the regulators -- the Missouri Highway Patrol, (the Missouri Department of Transportation) -- sitting on the board of the regulated," Berry said. "How hard would it be, then, to get a fair hearing for a new technology?"

Berry's proposal would've prohibited state workers from the transportation department or highway patrol from sitting on the boards.

But Rep. Glen Kolkmeyer said having state officials on HELP's board helped ensure that the company wasn't abusing state taxpayer dollars. HELP Inc. entered Missouri as part of a public-private partnership.


Today's Weather Outlook for the Corridor

Today's weather forecast and a four day outlook.  Check this page for the latest weather reports in the corridor area.  Up-to-date weather conditions for the Iowa City area are observed at the Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport, IA.  For weather conditions specific to other cities outside the corridor area, just type in your zip code below.

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Universal Mulling 'Fate of the Furious' Spinoff With Dwayne Johnson

The Fast & Furious world is getting a little bigger.

After a year of contemplating ways to expand the massive franchise, Universal is in early talks to have writer Chris Morgan pen a spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.

Shaw (Statham) and Hobbs (Johnson) went from mortal enemies to genuine pals in this month's The Fate of the Furious, where they established crowd-pleasing onscreen chemistry.

Fate of the Furious, the eighth installment in the Fast series, had the biggest global launch of all time last weekend and has taken in more than $685 million to date. The main franchise is expected to run for two more films, with Fate kicking off what star Vin Diesel has described as a new trilogy. Universal has dated a ninth installment for 2019 and a tenth for 2021.

Johnson has been a part of the franchise since 2011's Fast Five, and Statham's character made a brief debut in 2013's Fast & Furious 6 before becoming the chief bad guy in 2015's Furious 7.


Hawkeyes will head into fall with quarterback questions

IOWA CITY (AP) — Iowa opened spring practice hoping that quarterback Nathan Stanley would seize the starting job.

The Hawkeyes will open fall camp hoping for the same thing.

Stanley and Tyler Wiegers failed to clarify Iowa’s vacancy during spring workouts, which concluded Friday night with a scrimmage at Kinnick Stadium.

Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said earlier this week that Stanley and Wiegers will compete to replace C.J. Beathard through the start of workouts in August.

“The cohesiveness, the timing hasn’t been there all spring, quite frankly, most of the time. At times it’s been there. This week it actually looked a little bit better,” Ferentz said. “We’re not that far off, and I think we’ll get that cleaned up as we move on.”


Trump says 'massive tax cut' plan coming as soon as Wednesday

President Trump told The Associated Press on Friday that he intends to release a tax reform plan next week that includes a "massive tax cut" for businesses and individuals.

Trump said the plan would be unveiled "Wednesday or shortly thereafter" and would involve tax cuts that would be "bigger I believe than any tax cut ever."

The president added later Friday at the Treasury Department that the administration will “be having a big announcement Wednesday having to do with tax reform."