The Ultimate BurgerPosted: June 2, 2011
Hello folks and welcome back! I apologize profusely for my lack of blogging in the past week. Its been pretty busy here on my end.
I welcome you all back with one of my favorite warm weather summer foods: The Ultimate Burger. Everyone has a different version of their ultimate hamburger. Whether it be a turkey, mushroom, beef or veggie patty with Swiss, mortza, or cheddar cheese, anything goes, so long as you love the burger your biting in to. My version of the ultimate burger is a thick, juicy beefy patty (which is often be substituted with Blue Plate Diner‘s amazing veggie burger patties, which can be found in Eat Local First’s Good Food Box), smothered in sweet and savory BBQ sauce, topped with aged cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and sauteed red peppers, honey garlic mayo, lettuce and tomato. Yea, I’d call that the ultimate burger.
I’ve developped a fond love for local onions. They’re decently cheap at my regular haunt, the Old Strathcona Farmer’s Market.
Unfortunately, I did not have the opportunity to pick up any local burgers this time around, however we did have some local burgers on May long from Four Whistles Farms that were outstanding.
I love to make Honey Garlic Mayonnaise. It’s super simple and it adds so much to any sandwich or burger. I used local honey from Eat Local’s Good Food Box.
I was telling Justin this as we were cooking away: “There is a science to cooking the perfect burger.” Well I think there is, anyway. I usually fire the burgers on the grill, let them sit for about 2 minutes, then apply some Montreal Steak Spice. I let it cook some more, then the BBQ sauce goes on. I let the sauce seep into the burger on the grill, then its time to melt the cheese onto the patties. These were some gooood burgers.
I would love to hear what you’re ultimate burger consists of! Please let me know!