Instead of making a simple burger, chef and cookbook author Suvir Saran mixes ground beef chuck with bacon, scallions, mint and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese for stellar flavor.
Slideshow: More Burger Recipes
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
2 jalapeños, chopped
1 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup minced fresh ginger
1/2 small red onion, chopped
1 teaspoon sugar
2 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 1/2 pounds ground chuck
1/2 pound bacon, minced (1 cup)
6 scallions, white and light green parts only, minced
1/2 cup chopped mint
3/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
Canola oil, for brushing
8 toasted hamburger buns
Sliced tomatoes and onions, lettuce, ketchup, mustard and Sriracha, for
How to Make It
In a food processor, puree the yogurt, jalapeños, cilantro, ginger, onion, sugar and 1 teaspoon of the salt until smooth. Transfer to a bowl.
In another bowl, mix the ground beef with the bacon, scallions, mint, cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, black pepper, cayenne and the remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt. Form into eight 1-inch-thick patties.
Heat a cast-iron griddle and brush with oil. Cook the burgers over moderate heat, turning once, until charred outside and medium within, 6 to 8 minutes.
Spread some of the yogurt sauce on the bottom buns, top with the burgers and layer with toppings. Close the burgers and serve.
You May Like
Sign Up for Our Newsletter
Keeping you in the know on all the latest & greatest food and travel news, and other special offers.