The Ultimate Burger recipe – Hey It’s National Burger Day so our best friend Paul has drummed up this fantastic recipe for Chicken Burgers. Check out Pauls page at @fatfoodclub for more sensational recipes and foodie tips ‘n’ tricks!
National Burger Day on the 27th August is not to be confused with a stateside event. This is a whole day dedicated in the beloved burger right here in the UK. And with that comes the acceptance that for breakfast, lunch, dinner and everything in between it is perfectly acceptable to chow down on your favourite burger. We have warmly adopted this meaty stack as one of our own and over time the ham in hamburger has been replaced by all sorts of wonderful and delicious tastes.
I have used the @heck chicken burgers to create a double stack with cheese, bacon, lettuce and sauce. You can of course just use one burger if you are watching those calories. The sauce you will be familiar with, just try it! It tastes amazing. Preparation is everything here so have your ingredients good to go before grilling your burgers. Finally, look at point 5 in the method if you want that irresistible cheese melt!
Serves 2. Time 30 minutes.
For The Ultimate Burger recipe you will need:
- 4 @heck chicken burgers
- 2 brioche bread buns
- 4 slices of streaky bacon
- 4 cheese slices
- 1 red onion sliced thinly
- 1 beef tomato sliced
- Small bunch of lettuce leaves torn
For the sauce you will need:
- 1 small shallot finely diced
- ½ large gherkin from a jar finely diced
- 2 large tablespoons of mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon of mild yellow mustard
- ½ teaspoon of pimento or paprika will work fine. I used La Chinata.
- ½ celery salt
- ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon of ground white pepper
- Start on the sauce by mixing all the burger sauce ingredients together in a small bowl. Place in the fridge as you wont need this now until you are ready to stack.
- In the mean time warm up the grill and begin to cook the bacon.
- Whist the bacon is cooking take a frying pan and place on a high heat. Toast the brioche buns until browned and remove from the heat. This will take no more than a minute.
- Place the burger on the grill or on a high heat with a little olive in the frying pan. Cook each side. If you are using a heavy based frying pan wait for the caramalisation. This is usually achieved using a cast iron skillet and gives the burger great flavour. You will need to cook each side for 4-5 minutes.
- When the burgers are cooked keep on the heat briefly, take a slice of cheese and 50 ml of water. Place the cheese on the burgers and splash the pan with water. Cover the pan for 30 seconds and the cheese will melt brilliantly from the steam. Remove from the heat.
- Take the burger sauce and dollop the base of the brioche bun. Layer up with the salad followed by the burgers. Take the crispy bacon from the grill and add to the stack. Finish with another dollop of that amazing sauce. Enjoy with an ice cold beer.
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