Nov 09 2010
As I mentioned yesterday, I am a big fan of Big Macs and Special Sauce, but not a big fan of actually eating McDonalds because of all those unnatural extra ingredients that they add to their foods – among other things.
But, no worries, I make a burger that is tastier and much much healthier. And, while I don’t advocate eating more meat than is recommended for our daily intake, I do think that it’s ok to splurge every once in a while.
I went ahead and caramelized some onion rings to perfect that burger flavor. You can add anything that your heart desires to this burger.
1 Onion, sliced in rings
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
400 grams Ground Beef
3/4 Tablespoon Montreal Steak Seasoning (see copycat recipe here)
4 Kaiser Rolls (Kaiserbrötchen)
Special Sauce (recipe here)
Dill Pickle Slices
In a griddle, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat and sauté the onions until caramelized.
In the meantime, in a large bowl, combine the ground beef and Montreal Steak Seasoning by hand until well incorporated. Split the beef mixture into four, and roll into a rough ball. Flatten into patties.
Once the onions have been cooked, remove to a plate and set aside. Cook burgers on the same griddle, about 3-4 minutes a side. Remove to a plate and set aside.
Cut two of the kaiser rolls in half horizontally, and cut the other two horizontally in a way that lets you remove the center of the roll: cut off the bottom and the top. Set the two smaller roll tops and bottoms aside and use on another occasion.
Assemble your burger:
Spread special sauce on the bottom piece of your burger bun and top with caramelized onions. Add one patty. Top the patty with the center bun and spread on the special sauce. Add pickle slices and top those with another patty. Finish off with the top burger bun.
Makes 2 double burgers.