Caramelized Red Pepper & Onion Burger
There’s nothing better than a really good burger and the key to a flavorful burger is adding flavor to the meat. Caramelized Red Pepper & Onion Burger has caramelized red peppers and onions cooked right into the burger meat itself.
Burgers are a very versatile meal; the ground beef is a blank canvas for just about anything you want to add to it and the more you add the more flavorful the burger. There are just 4 ingredients in this burger: ground beef, caramelized red peppers and onions and Worcestershire sauce.
When portioning the burgers, you get 4 patties per pound of beef. When you are done mixing the ingredients divide the meat evenly into quarters (that way all the patties will be the same size).
Salt the meat after the patty is formed because when the salt is mixed with the beef the salt can break down the muscle protein and the burger will loose moisture. Another great burger tip is make the patties thinner at the center and thicker on the edges.
Because burgers typically tend to swell up in the center when they cook, this ensures that the burger stays flat and the toppings won’t be balancing on the top.
Don’t forget to toast the inside of your buns, crispy buns make for an all-round better burger. I like to toast them under the broiler or directly on the grill.
If you like to top your burger with cheese (hey, who doesn’t?), cook the burger so the cheese melts. What? Well, there’s nothing worse than eating a burger with unmelted cheese, I’ve seen it and been served this in restaurants.
A great way to melt the cheese fast when cooking the burgers in a pan is tent the burgers with foil. This creates heat and steam and the cheese will melt easily.
When I don’t have an outdoor grill available, I like to cook my burgers in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. This way you can get the pan nice and hot and it makes the burgers restaurant-style by acting like the flat top griddle to get a nice crispy sear on the outside.
Don’t forget the French fries and onion rings!
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