Paddock Burger

  • Difficulty: easy
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All amounts and ingredients are subject to change do to your dietary needs and/or preference.

Ingredients

  • Green leaf lettuce
  • Tomatoes (on vine)
  • Dill pickles (sliced lengthwise)
  • 3 lbs 80/20 ground beef
  • Potato buns
  • Avocado
  • Thick cut bacon (Hemplers)
  • Shredded or sliced cheddar cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • (optional) Garlic salt to taste
  • (optional) Cumin to taste
  • (optional) Onion powder to taste

Directions

  1. Wash, dry, and slice all vegetables to desired thickness
  2. Put ground beef into a large bowl and season with salt and pepper and mix thoroughly by hand or with a large wooden spoon. Optionally, you can add approximately 1 tbs of garlic salt, cumin, and onion powder at this step.
  3. Divide meat up equally into 6 portions, roll into a ball and flatten to just slightly bigger than the bun you are using. Depending on thickness of the burger patty you should have 1/2 lbs size patties.
  4. Turn your burner on medium heat up your cooking pan, after pan reaches the desired temperature drizzle 1 tbs of olive oil or butter in the pan. After the oil heats up to a shimmering reflection or the butter has melted place patties into the pan ***CAUTION*** Please be careful when putting the patties in, try not to drop them into the hot oil and use your spatula to put them in. Depending on the thickness of the burger you can cook it for 3-4 mins each side to get a good medium done burger. Periodically press the burger down while cooling to keep the shape consistent and the top and bottom flat. This will help with building the burger later. Add cheese, turn off burner, remove from burner, and cover pan with lid.
  5. After burger has been cooked to desired color and cheese has melted, place on a plate covered with a paper towel and begin plating the hamburger buns with condiments and vegetables.
  6. Take pictures and enjoy

Here is a couple of links for the plates, cutting board, knives, pans, and kitchen utensils that I used in making this meal.

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