It’s hard to recall a time I had a burger from a proper restaurant and was deeply disappointed. Burgers are generally fantastic! Carbs + meat + cheese + delicious condiments. How can you go wrong? Well… try having a nicely suited-up burger that wasn’t seasoned. Sure, it’ll taste good provided you used great quality meat and carefully selected toppings. But seasoning the meat before hand makes a world of difference. You want a down-right good burger, right?! Season it! Be generous.
Burger patties (makes 8-10 patties):
1 1/3 pound lean beef
1 pound pork
2 tbsp thisHAITI dry spice blend
2 tbsp pikliz brine
you guessed it… Pikliz!
2 medium avocados sliced
8-10 slices of extra sharp cheddar cheese (optional)
And of course, burger buns. Go all out – get a pack of buttery soft buns from your bakery. Treat yourself this weekend. You worked hard!
Gently mix all ingredients together in large bowl. Be easy on this mix for tender patties (overworking will make the meat tough). Place in fridge for an hour. Remove from fridge and form 8-10 patties. Cook each side of patties on a grill (ideally) or stovetop pan. Cook to your desired inner temperature.
Toast burger buns:
Foods’ texture is as important as flavor. So I’d suggest caramelizing the sugars in your burger buns – place on medium-heated skillet that was lightly coated with vegetable oil or butter. Remove after you’ve crisped up the edges and have a nice golden toasted bun.
Assemble with glee:
Place a few slices of avocado on burger bun, top with burger patty, cheese (if you'd like) and pikliz.
Simple, flavorful, and delicious!