Nothing like hearty homemade burgers to hit the spot. Hamburgers are a tradition, a typical American meal offered in every other restaurant. We love them and prepare them pretty often.
The beauty of a burger is that you can make it as healthy and as calorie sufficient as you want. Toppings such as cheese and bacon will give it a calorie boost, veggies a healthy addition and jalapeños, for instance, a spicy, tangy touch. The secret to a delicious burger though is well seasoned, juicy meat. I season my meat with some sautéed veggies, salt, pepper, some fresh herbs and garlic powder. I top my burger with my marinated tomatoes which add that extra perfect burst of flavor to my homemade burgers.
– 1 lb. Park East Kosher ground beef
– 1 celery stalk, chopped and sautéed
– 1 red pepper, chopped and sautéed
– 2 carrots, chopped and sautéed
– 1 onion or scallion, chopped and sautéed
– 3 Tbsp Parsley, finely chopped
– 1 Tsp. salt and pepper
– 1 Tsp garlic powder
– 1 Tbsp fresh herbs, chopped
(per individual burger)
– 1 Tsp. honey dijon
– 2 marinated tomatoes
– 4 zesty pickle chips
– 3 grilled onions
– 1 lettuce leaf
Mix sautéed red peppers, carrots, celery, scallions or onions and finely chopped parsley with the ground beef. Add the rest of the burger ingredients and combine. Set aside and let the beef absorb the vegetable flavors.
In the meantime preheat oven to 450. Slice onions in round, place them on a tray sprayed with pam and grill in the oven. Prepare your toppings while pan sautéing the burger. Once patty is grilled, assemble homemade burgers. Spread honey dijon on bottom bun, place burger patty on top and layer with ketchup, marinated tomatoes, zesty pickle chips, grilled onions and lettuce.
Tip: The burger is best served medium-rare.
What toppings and seasonings do you most commonly use for your homemade burgers?