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You like hamburguers? Of course yes. We all do it. And the search for the perfect burger can be a long one. What makes a hamburger perfect? Is it the bun? Meat or protein? The condiments?
We say it's everything, more with who and where and when you're eating your burger. And we all like our burger a little differently.
Let's start with the bun. Where we live, it is almost impossible to buy hamburger buns. So we can settle for regular buns or soaked pre-packed supermarket buns, but when it takes a little time to make your own, it will never come back again.
The bun should be firm, but soft and fluffy, not too sweet or too baked. It should be golden brown in color and preferably topped with sesame seeds. We found a great recipe at Jernej Kitchen and follow it to make our scones. We made half the batch and the recipe.
The next important part of the burger is: the grill. We have not been using the grill for a long time and we certainly are not teachers. But we can roast a batch of meat, bacon or vegetable patties. We have even been known to grill our chestnuts (which are delicious, by the way!).
For these burgers, we use regular meat patties, or, made with pork and beef. We add some strips of bacon, because.
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We covered our empanadas with some cheese that we had in the fridge (and we like the taste, and found that it melts well), cut the buns and put them on the grill as well.
Then it was time to put the burgers together. We spread a little mustard on the bottom bun slice, add the meat patty and spread a little bit of super secret onion topping. You can play with the layers as you like, then add bacon, tomato, red onion and lettuce from the garden. We put the top of the bun on top.
And there you have it, a kind of hamburger perfection.
Cousin! Here is the recipe for the super secret onion topping! You will need to:
- 2 red onions
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 teaspoon of sugar
- 2 teaspoons of balsamic vinegar
In a skillet, heat the olive oil to medium. Peel and finely chop the red onions, then add them to the pan. Stir gently until the onions become translucent, then lower the heat to low and sauté with the lid on for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Make sure the onions do not brown. Then add a teaspoon of sugar, stir and cook for a minute or two, then add the balsamic vinegar. Stir and let cook a couple more minutes, stirring occasionally, until the balsamic is reduced. Remove from heat and let cool.
This balsamic onion topping will really make your burgers stand out 😉
The burger possibilities are limitless. You can put it together and finish it as you like. To find what you like best, just experiment!
What better way to celebrate a sunny spring weekend in the garden? We definitely like it.
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