Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine: Homemade Burger

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Homemade Burger

I was craving a good burger last night but didn't want to have to deal with the restaurant crowds. So I decided to make my own. I wanted something a little different than just a plan beef burger so I headed to the market and grabbed the following ingredients: 1. bacon (3 pieces cooked and crumbled) 2. a jar of roasted peppers (one pepper minced) 3. sliced provolone cheese (2 slices per burger) 4. garlic (3 cloves minced) 5. lettuce (1 leaf per burger) 6. beef (1 lb lean ground) Still not feeling it I went out to the garden and grabbed some: 1. basil (1 teaspoon minced) 2. sage (1 teaspoon minced) 3. tomatoes (1 slice per burger) Mmm this was going to be good. I started by cooking up my bacon and crumbling it into small pieces. I mixed that in with my beef, garlic, minced herbs and roasted peppers. I formed 4 quarter pound patties and fired up the charcoal grill. I cooked the burgers for about 4 minutes per side. I decided to go with something a little different for the bread and toasted up a ciabatta roll. I added provolone cheese right at the end; dressed my roll with lettuce and tomato and was ready to sink my teeth in.
The burger was delicious. It was very moist, probably from the roasted peppers. It was definitely an interesting blend of ingredients that worked very well together.

1 comment:

  1. Looks good ! We are having some burgers her back in France. And fingthing against the MCDonald's garbage I was just publishing an article and checking out the home made onces at the US. Keep it up, we need more of you people around the world !!
    Laura from Saint-Cloud, France