This recipe is one that I created on the fly when putting together a quick burger for me and the fiancé. With cheddar cheese and jalapeño bits inside, and topped with bacon and Yellow Copper cheese, this burger is the ultimate in guilty pleasures.
1 lb ground beef (85/15)
4 onion rolls
4 strips of bacon, cooked
1/4 cup cheddar cheese (or whatever you prefer!)
2 tbsp BBQ sauce (I used Sweet Baby Ray’s)
2 tbsp steak sauce (I used A.1.)
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt
jalapeño pepper, de-seeded and diced
dab of butter (~1/4 tbsp)
The Special Sauce is really just:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 tbsp ketchup
1 tbsp horseradish
1 tsp sriracha hot sauce
People make burgers in many different ways – I tend to change it up myself depending on the ingredients I have on-hand and the mood I’m in that day! You can add eggs, breadcrumbs, cheese, or veggies to our burgers depending on the consistency and flavor you are going for.
Here’s how I made my burger’s today:
First I diced the jalapeño and set aside. I used only half of a pepper because I was only using them in two of the four burgers.
|Note: When I am not using any sort of filler in my burgers, I usually make a point to depress the middle of the patty about 1/4 of an inch so the middle does not rise.|
Reduce heat slightly and cook each side of the burger for 4-5 minutes, flipping once. The key is to sear the outer edges of the beef and lock in the flavor. We like our burgers slightly-charred on the outside and medium to medium-rare on the inside.
|I made a ‘Special Sauce’ by mixing together mayo, ketchup, horseradish, and sriracha hot sauce.|
– Chef Genny