One of the best feelings is when you bite into a juicy burger when you are hungry. I don’t know what it is that makes burgers so popular. Perhaps its the combination of carbs, protein, leafy greens and a delicious sauce that creates a party in your mouth. Burgers are good in all forms, from vegetarian black bean burgers to all beef cheese burgers. There is no denying that burgers are one of the best food creations.
Nobody likes a dry burger and lean meats tend to result in dry burgers. when it comes to burgers, I go all out and like a little more fat in my meat. If you using a lean meat, try adding 1 tablespoon of olive oil and milk to create a juicy patty. That’s right, I said milk, don’t ask me why, it just works. Try my spicy ground turkey burger recipe if you need a beef alternative.
Try substituting uncooked onions with caramelized onions which add an extra layer of flavor to any burger. Always go with a cheese that melts really well like American cheese, Cheddar to Monterey Jack.
A good bun is just as important. I like to use those really cheap soft sesame rolls from the supermarket or brioche rolls from Trader Joe’s if I want a buttery roll. The important thing is to make sure the bread to patty ratio is good. You don’t want a really thick and bready roll with a tiny meat patty as the bread will overshadow the filling. You also don’t want a humongous meat patty and a small bread roll. It’s all about balance.
A burger night is fine with just the burgers but adding a salad to the mix is a good way to make sure you are getting all the nutrients you need. I like to make a big salad with whatever vegetable I have in the refrigerator. I always have lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, carrots, fresh herbs and cucumber so those always make they way into my salad. Ingredients like avocados, radishes, peppers, olives, artichokes or feta cheese are all great additions also.
If you are not a big fan of burgers a great option are shrimp tacos which are also delicious and fun to prepare.
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