My F&W
quick save (...)
Minetta Burger
© Tina Rupp

Minetta Burger

  • TOTAL TIME: 1 HR 15 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4

Minetta Tavern • Manhattan

Minetta Tavern has become known for its spectacular hamburgers. The restaurant's namesake burger is made with a blend of beef short rib and brisket from the nearly century-old local purveyor Pat La Frieda.

  1. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  2. 1 large yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
  3. 1/4 cup water
  4. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  5. 2 pounds ground sirloin
  6. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  7. 5 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  8. 4 brioche buns, split and toasted
  9. Lettuce, tomato slices and pickles, for serving
  1. In a large skillet, melt the butter. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until deep golden, about 40 minutes. Add the water and scrape up any browned bits. Cook until the liquid evaporates, about 5 minutes. Season the caramelized onion with salt and pepper; keep warm.
  2. Gently shape the sirloin into four 1-inch-thick patties. Season generously with salt and pepper. In a large cast-iron skillet, heat the oil. Cook the burgers over moderately high heat until deep brown outside and medium-rare within, about 6 minutes per side. During the last 2 minutes, top the burgers with the cheese and cover loosely with foil so the cheese melts. Transfer the burgers to the buns, top with the caramelized onion and serve with a side of lettuce, tomato and pickles.
YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Ratings

Average Rating

(1)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    advertisement

    Tune in on Wednesdays at 10PM ET for Top Chef: Boston, the 12th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.