Hmmm, I know I’ve been away from this blogging thing a bit too long, but sometimes it seems that life gets in the way of life. However, we all have to stop and eat at some time or another and when things get crazy, and my culinary creativity takes a back burner to simply putting a dish on the table and calling it “dinner,” I turn to my Rolodex of quick and easy recipes for inspiration. This Flame Broiled Burger is as fast as drive-thru but has all the flavors of a steakhouse creation. The addition of a few simple ingredients transforms standard grade ground beef into a burger that tastes like sirloin on a bun. No questions about it, other than, “You want fries with that?”
· 2 pounds ground beef
· 1 tablespoon good Dijon mustard
· 3 tablespoons good olive oil
Flame Broiled Burger
· 1 teaspoon kosher salt
· 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
· 3 sandwich-size English muffins, halved and toasted
· Good mayonnaise
· Lettuce, tomato, raw red onion
Turn oven on broil.
Place the ground beef in a large bowl and add the mustard, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix gently with a fork to combine, taking care not to compress the ingredients. Shape the meat into 6 (3 1/2-inch) patties of equal size and thickness.
Place the burgers on broiler pan and cook for 4 – 5 minutes. Using a big spatula, turn the burgers and cook for another 3 to 4 minutes, until medium-rare, or cook longer if you prefer hamburgers well done.
Meanwhile, break apart the English muffins and toast the 6 halves, cut side up, in a toaster oven or place on a cookie sheet and toast alongside burgers in regular over. Watch carefully so the muffins don’t burn.
Spread each muffin half with mayonnaise and top with a burger, lettuce, tomato and raw onion.
Now that’s a burger!