Thursday, April 8, 2010

Fancy Hamburger

I am very behind on posting articles. I have been making many new dishes and I am excited to share. Yesterday was mine and Jeffrey's 6 month anniversary! We had a nice night spending quality time together. We are often together in the evening, but our computers/phones are always in between us. As soon as we committed to turning off the computers and ignoring our phones we were able to talk like normal husbands and wives...this will have to become a more regular occurrence.

A few days ago I made Fancy Hamburgers for dinner. I like burgers, but I do not crave them. Sometimes I will only have 1 a year, but for some reason I felt the need to make one. It turned out so yummy that I may be making another burger very soon.

Fancy Hamburger
Hamburger Buns (these country potato ones were almost too spongy)
1 pound 80/20 ground beef
1/2 purple onion
1 Tb brown sugar
1 Tb butter
blue cheese crumbles
Frank's red hot
1/2 lemon (not pictured)
lawry's seasoning salt
black pepper

In a bowl, add ground beef, 1 tsp Frank's Red Hot, 1 tsp Lawry's Seasoning Salt, 1 tsp Black Pepper.
Use your hands (I know gross) to mix ingredients.
Slice onion into thin strips.
Put onion, butter and brown sugar into skillet and cook on medium low heat. Be careful to not let them burn or else they will be bitter.

In a small bowl combine 2 Tb of mayo, a few dashes of Frank's Red Hot and a small squeeze of lemon juice.
Stir and taste to see if you need to add more of one of the ingredients.
Heat your grill pan and toast your buns on both sides. (you may use a bit of butter on both sides)
Form your beef into 2-3 patties and cook on high heat for about 4 minutes on each side. I like my patties a little thinner than I made them. The patties will shrink as they cook so be aware to make them bigger than you want them.

Put blue cheese crumbles on the meat to allow them to begin to melt as the meat finishes cooking.
Pile onions on the bottom bun.
Layer your tomato and lettuce.
Spread the top bun with the spicy mayo.
Put patty on top of the lettuce then put the top bun on!
I didn't have any potatoes or potato chips to serve with these so I served with some mango slices.
See how yummy!

1 comment:

cj said...

I have hamburgers at least 50 times a year