Friday, March 28, 2014

Best. bURGEr. Ever.

The Headlines:

This is, hands down, the best burger ever made in my kitchen.

I would challenge anyone to a burger-off with it.

I urge you to make this and tell me otherwise!




About 12 years ago when I moved to Arizona my, then boyfriend - now husband, BP decided to try something new with burgers.  He added some onions and seasoning and maybe a few peppers or something then slapped those babies on the grill and cooked them up.  He's a good cook so I was excited to see what he came up with.  It was not bueno.  Really, not good.  If that's harsh please remember, the title of this blog….?  Anyways, it reminded me of a meatloaf on buns.  I HATE meatloaf.  He never made them again.  I tell you that story to re-emphasize my pickiness of food. Meatloaf burger = bad.  Burger below = awesome!  I would not lead you astray.

Not to mention, as it's been stated here many times.  I don't really like to cook nor am I particularly genius at it.  But this burger makes me feel like I am a Chef extraordinaire.  And you will be too after you make this, I promise.  Not only is it easy (prepared in like 3 minutes - with cook time it can go to 10) but it can bring the house down.  I'll bet your family (or guests) have never tasted anything like it!

Presenting.. wow this better be good… cue the "Rocky" music… the Asian Burger...


As my son would say - tah daaaah!  Alright, ready for how easy this is.  Here goes:

Ingredients:
1 lb (or more, count on 1/4 lb for each burger)
2 scallions chopped
1 tbs minced fresh ginger (if you have that jarred kind from sushi night, I've used that too)
2 garlic cloves minced
2 tbspns reduced sodium soy sauce
** SS is probably the secret ingredient that makes this burger sing like Celine
1 tsp sesame oil
cucumber thinly sliced - soaked in rice vinegar
Mayo
Wasabi
English muffins

Grab a large bowl and put the beef, scallions, ginger, garlic, soy sauce and sesame oil in the bowl and mix with your hands (I find this the easiest way vs. a spoon of some kind)…


then form the patties and stick on the frying pan.  Or the grill… if you want to head outside.  For some reason I just always do these inside.  Cook for about 4 minutes on medium heat on each side.  I love steak medium rare but not my burgers!


While that's happening toast your English muffins and prepare your condiment.  To do that, grab a small bowl, spoon some mayo out, add some Wasabi and mix.  However much you can handle.  Mmmmmmmm good!


Once finished, grab your burger and slap it on your toasted, wasbi mayo-ed English muffins and top with the cucumbers.  You're basically using the cucumbers instead of lettuce for this baby.


Add some Asian "fries" - edamame - maybe some Sake or Kirin Light Beer and your meal is served!   Seriously, it is crazy good!  You will not be disappointed.  Do it this weekend!

Tah- daaaaaahhh!
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