Good Ol’ Cheeseburgers

Sometimes there’s nothing better than a great burger.

Ingredients:

1/2 tsp Chat Masala
1/2 tsp smoked salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp nutmeg
4 cloves crushed, minced, and sautéed garlic
450 grams ground beef (NOT a mix of pork and beef. Only beef.)
Buns or bread of choice

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix thoroughly – I’m a heathen and use my hands, but a spoon or fork is fine too.

Portion roughly 1/2 cup of the meat mixture for smaller patties or up to 1 cup, if you want a super burger. Shape and flatten the patty to your desired rounded thickness – we like thicker patties, but you can go for the fast-food thin ones too, if the meat is not 100% of the focus.

Heat a skillet, griddle, or cast iron pan to hot hot hot over medium heat. You can get a nice crust on the patty if you turn up the heat and quickly sear it.

Place your patties on the hot surface and cook as desired.

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ADDING CHEESE

  1. Choose any cheese! My favorites are hard cheeses, but even Brie works well.
  2. After side one of the burger is done, flip over and place the cheese on the undone side. Cover with a lid. The steam will melt the cheese.
  3. Once the burger is finished cooking, and the cheese is melted, remove from heat source.
  4. Store the patties in a warmed oven, while you prepare your buns/bread.

BUN PREPARATION

  1. There will be meat juice in the pan, after you remove the patties. Turn up the heat to high and burn off as much water as possible, while being careful not to burn the remains.
  2. Cut your buns/bread in half and place on the pan. The goal is to grill the buns and soak up the nice meat juice.

ASSEMBLE YOUR BURGERS

Place your patties on their respective buns/breads and enjoy!

You can add toppings like: onions, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, etc. Or you can eat the burger on its own.

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