They say a classic never dies; and for good reason. This burger has protein, carbs, fat, veggies, sugars, the entire food pyramid layered into one perfect meal. Since I will be doing a whole month of all sorts of burgers, it’s only right to start with the godfather of them all, the burger everyone loves, and the burger everyone should know how to make.
I literally just made these burgers, I really hate same day recipe making and postings but I had no choice as we were on a mini family vacation for the long holiday weekend in Jamaica. I was going to get lazy and postpone the Tuesday Post to Thursday (which is another mid-week holiday) but I opted to slay he demons and do the damn thing. Glad I did, because man oh man this burger is delicious!
For such a simple burger the flavor it packs is ridiculous. I love to season my burger patties simply with chopped onions, salt and black pepper, the oil I add is optional if the beef is leaner, for a more fatty ground mix I would forgo the added oil. The brie is just pure perfection, its gooey and buttery and in no way masks or over powers the flavor of the beef. And who doesn’t love burger sauce? the easiest sauce ever, because you probably already have all the ingredients just ready and waiting to be mixed. The invisible choir will burst out singing and a ray or light from the heavens will certainly descend upon you the moment you take a bite into this. No fries needed this is the star of the show, all it needs is a glass of wine or better yet a great beer.
Ingredients (printable recipe)
makes 4 burgers
1 lb ground beef
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 small Onion chopped fine
3 teaspoon Salt
½ teaspoon Black pepper
½ cup Mayonnaise
6 tablespoon Ketchup
2 tablespoon Thousand Island dressing
1 tablespoon mustard
2 tablespoon Honey
1 heaping tablespoon Sweet relish
1 thick Tomato slice /burger
2 romaine lettuce leaves/ burger
2 slices brie cheese/ burger
butter toasted buns
- Mix all the burger sauce ingredients and set aside in the refrigerator
- In a bowl combine ground beef, oil, chopped onion, salt and black pepper
- Lightly mix to incorporate and form into 4 balls, press down each one into the desired patty shape
- On a hot grill place the burger patties and cook 2 minutes per side
- Wrap each loosely in foil and steam cook the patties for 5 minutes on the same grill
- Open the foil and place the brie slices on each patty set aside to keep warm
- Toast the burger buns in a pan with butter or coconut oil
- To assemble spread burger sauce on the bun, followed by the burger patty and brie, lettuce tomato more burger sauce and top with the final bun.
- To take this over the top add some crispy French fried onions!