Wednesday, 19 August 2015

The Boss Burger

The Boss (burger).
No really.
That's what it's called.
I made these burgers for Father's Day (for my brother), because I was trying to be cheeky.
I feel like I was fairly successful.  Also, they were AWESOME.
Have you ever had a fried egg on a burger?  It's like cutting a slab of butter and putting on the burger and calling it a day.  Except you can pretend it's "healthy" because - eggs.
Start with the bun.  Obs.  Then the patty.  I believe the cheese I used was either mozzarella or monterey jack.  You can choose whatever cheese floats your boat.  I bet cheddar would be marvelous.
Then some bacon.
Oh glorious day.

Then a fried egg.  I'm seriously no expert in the art of frying eggs.  I would have liked the yolk to be a little more runny.  And for the egg to be a little more round and pretty.  (It was still pretty great!) 

Then that all gets topped with a salsa verde and pico de gallo.

Like so.

Then top bun.

I also happened to have some leftover chipotle mayo sauce from the Texican burger, so we slathered some on the top bun.
I wildly recommend doing that.

Oh dear I loved this burger too!  There's a lot going on - but it all works together for some strange, glorious reason.
I don't like to ask questions about why that happens.
See why I've been hoarding them?!  But now I feel terribly guilty because I want you to share in the deliciousness that are all the burgers.
The timing is a little tricky on these ones.  But if you start the eggs IMMEDIATELY after you put the burgers on, they should be done in time for the burgers and won't get cold.
How is it already August 19th?  It's freaking me out.

xoxo - Heather

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Texican Burgers

I'm going to be totally straight up with you.
I seriously dropped the ball on posting all these delicious burger recipes.  Like bad dropped.
Also - I've kind of been hoarding them because I kind of didn't REALLY want to share because I wanted to keep them all to myself.
Like a bag of jelly beans.
But not really like jelly beans.
So today - today I am sharing with you my FAVORITE burger of the summer.  The Texican.
Damn.  Damn these burgers are DELICIOUS!!!!
And simply straight forward.
First.  A bun.  Use this recipe.
Next - refried beans.  As much or as little as you want.  I LOOOVE refried beans, so I put a fairly healthy "dollop" on the bottom bun.  Before the burger patty. 

Then. The meat. I personally like this method.  I've made these burgers twice and once I tossed in a teaspoon of cumin (cause I love it!) into the beef before mixing it up and forming the patties.  #worthit 
And that's Monterey Jack cheese all gloriously melted on top.  I just shred as much as I think we'll want and then put some on the patties while they're on the cue and then have extra.  Cause extra cheese is always a must. 

Then all of that happiness is topped with a pico de gallo and a chipotle mayo.  I slightly modified the chipotle mayo from Shawnda's original recipe - because I'm lazy.  

And then the top bun gets place on top and the whole thing just harmoniously comes together.  

Look at that!  I love burgers that you need to follow up with a fork.  Tortilla chips would also make a welcome addition on the table.  Also - make sure you have LOTS of paper towel. 
Napkins just will not deal with the mess this burger will make.  Paper towel are a must.

Yep.  My favorite burger.  Smoky chipotle, fresh pico, the burger, the refried beans, the perfect delicious bun that ties it all together.
I truly have no words.

Just make it. 
You'll thank me - I can tell.
xoxo - Heather