The Killer Burger

I like to name burgers the same way I like to name my nonexistant children. I want to give them a name that sets them apart and makes them stick out from the other burgers that are mundanely named. Although I can’t take credit for the name of this burger, I do think it appropriate to keep the name because the name says it all! I have this habit, when I’m menu planning for the following week, to look up recipes that sound good and are the healthier option. Take ground turkey burgers for example, when I found <a href="http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/anne-burrell/killer-turkey-burgers.html” target=”_blank”>Anne’s Killer Turkey Burger, I got all excited and proud of my choice of choosing white meat over red meat. But then reality struck and my desire for an all beef burger patty commandeered my desire to get the healthier meat. What I’m trying to say is I can’t stand ground turkey! Give it to me roasted and on a croissant sandwich with mayo but DO NOT give it to me in a form of a burger! That being said, I’m sure the turkey burger is outstanding in this recipe and don’t let my close-minded thinking deter you from trying the original recipe.

Don’t let the picture fool you. It may look like just the run of the mill burger but it’s so much more. This burger was so flavorful and perfect, I had dreams about it last night! I think it’s a great idea to throw these babies on the grill and add fresh toppings like ripe tomatoes, sweet red onion, and crisp, green lettuce. You really don’t need much embellishment for the amount of flavor you are going to get! Side note: Due to laziness and forgetfulness, I did not add the water chestnuts or the fresh ginger (I’m really disappointed with myself on that one!) but if you do, let me know what you think! This recipe also introduces us to Sriracha’s cousin, Sambal Oelek, a wonderful chili paste that you will be tempted to put on everything! Now, let us take a moment of thankfulness for Anne Burrell and her ingenious burger! Happy Burger making, guys!



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The Killer Burger

Slightly adapted from Anne’s Killer Turkey Burger

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

Servings
burgers


Ingredients
Burger

Toppings

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes

Servings
burgers


Ingredients
Burger

Toppings


Instructions
  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat one tablespoon of olive oil and add diced onion. Sprinkle with salt and cook until soft, about 10 minutes. Add garlic, stir, and remove from heat. Let cool for another 10 minutes.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, cooked onion mixture, soy sauce, cilantro, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp of pepper, and 1/4 cup of water. Combine with hands and make 4 patties.

  3. Using the same skillet you cooked the onions in, take a dry paper towel and wipe out the skillet. Place back on medium high heat and add 2 tbsp of olive oil.

  4. Once hot, add beef patties and cook according to desire doneness. This recipe made pretty thick burgers that I cooked 4 minutes per side for well done.

  5. Remove burgers from heat. Add sambal oelek to the mayo for a spicy mayo. Build burgers according to taste. Enjoy!


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