Apart from the ground meat, you also need quite a few fixings that aren't normally found in American burgers.
Now I don't eat beef-well, I have eaten it once in the past 20 years, in Australia. I don't care for US beef, it's corn fed and likely filled with hormones and antibiotics. My body has enough challenges without coping with all of that.
So off to Costco this morning to buy some ground bison for the burger patties.
Then you also need a couple of good free range eggs,
my friend Gale's hens lay these lovely brown, pale green and aqua colored eggs, you'll need one egg for each burger.
In addition, prepare for each burger, a large onion slice 1/4" thick, a slice of strong tasty cheddar, a lettuce leaf, a slice of beefsteak tomato, crispy fried bacon strips, and the essential pickled beets!
A little mayo ..........and ketchup.
The burgers themselves are seasoned with finely diced red onion, salt and pepper and about half a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce for each serving. I make generous sized patties, 4-6 ozs. each and press an indentation in the center so they cook evenly.
Fry up the bacon and onion rings, then set aside and cook the burgers, about 4-5 minutes each side depending on your taste for doneness and how cold the patties are.The final minute or two of cooking place a slice of tasty sharp cheese on each patty so it melts little. At the same time grill the insides of the buns and fry the eggs over easy, the yolks should be runny.
Spread a little mayo on the bottom half of the bun, stack up lettuce, sliced pickled beets, tomato, bacon then the burger/cheese and onion and egg on top! A little ketchup on the top half of the bun and there you have it.
Ah, such culinary bliss
One bite down............
? many to go! If you are an eagle eye you can just spot the glass of good red wine to the left of the plate, these burgers go really well with a nice red. This one was a Malbec from Argentina.
Warning, these are multiple napkin burgers.
Served with a wonderful healthy spinach salad!
I just know that when DH sees this post he may be sorry he's in CO. tonight!