HomeCookin’: Lean Mean Burger Machine Homemade burger, Munster cheese, caramelized onion, bacon, tomato & chipotle crema
Sometimes you just gotta have a
little big burger for dinner.
On a night that followed hours laying in the sun on our roof, we decided to really *summer* it up and make burgers…
1lb lean ground beef
salt & fresh cracked pepper
Sriracha or good hot sauce
1 glove finely grated Garlic
1 Ciabatta loaf - cut in half to serve two burgers
1 tomato - sliced
6 slices of bacon
1/2 large onion sliced into rings
4 slices of Munster cheese
1/4 cup Sour cream
1 chipotle in adobo
** In a bowl gently mix the ground beef with grated garlic, salt & pepper and about a teaspoon of hot sauce. Mold into burger mounds, and round & tighten.
In a large fry pan, cook the bacon until crispy. Rest on paper towels.
Reserving some of the bacon fat, cook the onions until caramelized. Hey, I won’t tell anyone if you splash a little beer in there. Hell, it’s only gonna make them taste AMAZING.
Push onions to the side of the pan.
Drizzle a little olive oil in the pan and then place the burger down to cook on a med to high heat.
I cooked my burgers about 6 mins on either side.
Once you flip the burger (after the first 6 mins) add the sliced cheese on top of each. The last 3 mins, I put a lid on the pan so the cheese really melted.
Take out the meat to rest.
Drizzle your Ciabatta with a little oil and put face down in the pan to warm.
I added the bacon back on top of the onions to warm up.
In a small bowl, mix sour cream, chipotle and a squeeze of lime juice.
Bun, sour cream, burger w cheese, onions, bacon, tomato, sour cream, bun.