Gourmet Burger Recipe
Enjoy this sophisticated & unique take on the traditional juicy burger. Full of intriguing flavors & textures – this deliciously original recipe will delight your guests! Bon Appetit!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 to 20 minutes
1 ½ pounds organic grass-fed ground beef
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 to 2 teaspoons white miso, depending on strength and brand
Freshly cracked black pepper
4 small whole-grain buns or English muffins
4 shallots or 1 sweet onion, peeled and thinly sliced
8 organic lettuce leaves
Thin slices Pecorino Romano or Gruyere
Flaky sea salt
1. Divide the beef into 4 equal portions. Use gentle, cupped hands to form into patties, 2/3 inch thick by 4 inches wide, with a divot in the center to compensate for swelling as the patties cook. The beef should barely hold together.
2. In a small bowl, mix 1 ½ tablespoons of the butter with the miso.
3. Use a 10 to 12 inch cast-iron skillet and completely heat over medium-high.
4. Liberally season the patties with pepper on both sides. Place the patties in the skillet along with the remaining ½ tablespoon butter.
5. Cook until deeply browned and beginning to char, 3 to 4 minutes. Shift the burgers as they cook to ensure even cooking and to keep them from sticking to the pan.
6. Flip the burger, then spread one-quarter of the miso-butter on top of each patty. Cook until the meat is heated through to your desired level of doneness.
7. Turn the burgers a few times in the butter so they are glazed and shining, then transfer to a warm plate.
1. In the same pan, turn the heat down to medium and add the shallots or onions. Let them go soft and stir regularly for about 10 minutes to absorb the flavors from the pan.
2. Split and toast the buns or English muffins.
3. Pile the shallots or onions on the bun and place the burger on top.
4. Add a sprinkle of salt and brush on some of the butter left over in the pan.
5. Top with the cheese of your choice, the lettuce and add the second half of the bun.
~ Courtesy of Seven Spoons by Tara O’Brady