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    Posted on Jun 19, 2017

    We Made Three Different Types Of Burgers In A Tasty Cook-Off

    Which one would you want to eat?

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    We had a Tasty Cook-Off to see who could make the best burger! Which one would you pick? Watch the fill video here:

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    First up is Robin's pub burger with caramelized onions and bacon. Get the recipe below!

    Servings: 1

    INGREDIENTS

    2 slices bacon

    1 sweet onion, sliced thinly

    1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

    1 tablespoon brown sugar

    8 ounces ground beef (80% lean 20% fat)

    Salt

    Pepper

    1 brioche bun

    Unsalted butter

    2 slices Gruyère cheese

    1 tomato, sliced

    Arugula

    PREPARATION

    1. Preheat oven to 400˚F/200˚C.

    2. In a large frying pan, cook bacon until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

    3. Add sliced onions to the hot frying pan and caramelize in the bacon grease. Add brown sugar and balsamic vinegar, and stir until sugar has dissolved. Reduce the heat to low and keep warm until ready to serve.

    4. Form the ground beef into a patty. Press into the center of the patty, so that it’s thinner than the edges to cook evenly. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the patty.

    5. Heat a large cast-iron skillet, over medium-high heat. Add the patty and cook without moving, until the patty turns brown to about ¾ of the way up, then flip once, for about 3-4 minutes.

    6. Once the burger is flipped, add gruyere cheese to the cooked side.

    7. Butter sliced brioche bun and toast in the skillet until crisp brown. Remove brioche as set aside.

    8. Put the skillet in the oven for an additional 5-7 minutes, until the cheese has fully melted.

    9. Assemble the burger. Place the cooked patty on the brioche, followed by bacon strips, a generous helping of caramelized onions, sliced tomato, arugula, and brioche top.

    Recipe inspired by recipe here.

    Alexis made a diner-style burger, but elevated it with pickled red onions and garlic aioli! Here's the recipe.

    INGREDIENTS

    Pickled Red Onions:

    1 cup apple cider vinegar

    1½ tablespoons sugar

    1 tablespoon salt

    1 red onion, halved and sliced into half moons

    Aioli:

    1 egg yolk

    2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

    1 garlic clove, minced

    ½ cup olive oil

    ½ lemon, juiced

    Salt

    1 brioche bun

    1 tablespoon butter, melted

    Oil

    4 ounces ground beef (80% lean, 20% fat)

    2 slices sharp cheddar cheese

    1 leaf butter lettuce

    2 thin slices tomato

    PREPARATION

    1. Preheat the oven to broil on high.

    2. In a small pan, bring the apple cider vinegar, sugar, and salt to a boil over high heat, whisking until the sugar and salt have dissolved.

    3. Remove the pan from the heat and add the sliced onion, making sure they’re fully submerged in vinegar. Set aside.

    4. In a small bowl, add the egg yolk, mustard, and garlic and whisk to combine. Slowly add the oil in a steady stream, whisking to combine, ensuring that the aioli is emulsifying. Once the aioli is thick, add in the lemon juice and whisk until creamy. Add salt to taste, and set aside.

    5. Brush the brioche bun with the butter and transfer to a baking sheet. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven, and broil for 1½ minutes, until the bun is golden brown.

    6. Smear the top bun with aioli, and set aside.

    7. Heat a cast iron pan over medium-high heat. Once the pan is hot, brush with oil.

    8. Place the mound of ground beef on the pan, and immediately press flat with a spatula. 9. Season with salt and pepper, and cook for about 2½ minutes.

    9. Flip the patty over and top with cheddar cheese and cook until the cheese is melted and the patty is browned, about 2 minutes.

    10. Transfer the patty to the bun and top with pickled red onions, butter lettuce, and tomato slices.

    Kiano got fancy with it and whipped up a feta-stuffed lamb burger with spicy tomato jam! Check out the recipe below.

    INGREDIENTS

    Spicy Tomato Jam:

    2 pounds tomatoes, diced

    1 red onion, finely chopped

    1 cup brown sugar

    1½ teaspoons red pepper flakes

    1 teaspoon ground cumin

    1 teaspoon ground coriander

    1 teaspoon salt

    1 lemon, juiced

    Lamb Burger:

    8 ounces ground lamb

    1 clove garlic, minced

    1 teaspoon mint leaves, finely chopped

    1 tablespoon cilantro leaves, finely chopped

    ¼ teaspoon ground cumin

    Salt, to taste

    Pepper, to taste

    2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

    1 teaspoon Dijon mustard,

    1 tablespoon mayonnaise

    1 sesame burger bun

    Arugula leaves

    PREPARATION

    1. In a saucepan, combine tomatoes, onion, pepper, brown sugar, cumin, and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Stir frequently, cooking for about 15 minutes.

    2. Reduce to medium heat until reduced, and simmer for an additional 20-30 minutes, until it reaches a jam-like consistency. Set aside to cool. Transfer to a jar, storing remaining jam in the fridge for up to one week.

    3. In a bowl, combine ground lamb, garlic, mint, cilantro, coriander, and cumin. Mix until just combined.

    4. Shape the lamb into a ball. Form a well into the center, large enough for the feta cheese.

    5. Place the cheese into the center of the ball, and enclose inside the ground lamb mixture. Gently form a patty. Season both sides with salt and pepper.

    6. Cook patty in a hot cast-iron pan set over medium-high heat for about 4-5 minutes each side.

    7. In a small bowl, mix together mustard and mayonnaise.

    8. Toast the sesame bun.

    9. Spread a generous amount of the Dijonaise on the bottom bun followed by arugula, a lamb patty, a few spoonfuls of tomato jam, and finally the top bun.