Who doesn’t love a good burger? Our family does! The way I prep burgers at home is by making a patty of ground beef, seasoning it on either side with some BBQ sauce and grill seasoning and searing it in a sauté pan. (We live in an apartment, so grilling isn’t always an option). When we go out I love experimenting with new flavors on my burgers. I have had spicy caesar burgers, burgers with fried eggs and crispy pastrami and some really great chili burgers, just to name a few.
While the delicious aroma of sautéing onions filled the kitchen, I began prepping the special sauce made of pickle relish, ketchup and caesar dressing (the recipe called for pareve ranch but I had a really yummy caesar dressing already opened in the fridge). I lightly mixed the onions, ground beef and sauce in a bowl until they were just combined. Like I mentioned, grilling wasn’t really an option so I cooked the burger in a sauté pan on the stove. I did find the burger to be a little “wet” from the sauce being mixed in. The sauce added a really nice flavor, just a different texture than I am used to, still very yummy though.
We served the burgers topped with the sauce, pickles, tomatoes, and lettuce on chiabatta rolls, while it is less traditional than a sesame seed bun, I am a sucker for good bread and love to find excuses to enjoy it. The burgers piled high with the sauce and toppings were super moist and delicious! As our 6 year old bit into his burger he said “this is the best meal ever, Mommy you should be a chef AND a nurse”. For that alone, this was all worth it!
Note: This blog series, Cooking With Joy, is meant to be a companion to the Joy of Kosher with Jamie Geller cookbook. Most of the full recipes are only available in the cookbook.