To celebrate our love of the burger, we’re bringing you a quick and easy recipe from Tasty that’s even better than what you can get from a fast food restaurant. Plus, it’s homemade!
For pickled red onions:
1 ½ cups water (360ml)
1 ½ cups apple cider vinegar (360ml)
1 tbsp salt, plus more to taste
1 tbsp sugar
5 whole black peppercorns
¼ teaspoon coriander seeds
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
For thousand island dressing:
¾ cup mayonnaise (185g)
¼ cup tomato sauce (60g)
2 tbsp gherkins, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp white wine vinegar
For the rest of the burger:
910 g 80/20 mince
2 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1 tbsp grapeseed oil
4 slices cheddar cheese
4 sesame buns
1 tomato, sliced, for serving
4 leaves lettuce, for serving
- Make the pickled red onions: In a small pot, combine the water, apple cider vinegar, salt, sugar, peppercorns, and coriander seeds, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
- Turn off the heat and add the sliced onion, making sure they are fully submerged. Let cool to room temperature for 30 minutes before serving.
- Make the Thousand Island Dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, tomato sauce, gherkins, garlic, and vinegar.
- In a large bowl, season the mince generously with salt and pepper. Use your hands to mix until evenly combined.
- Divide the beef into 4 8-ounce portions and form into patties. Place on a cutting board. Use your thumb to press a divot into the center of each burger.
- Heat the grapeseed oil in a cast iron or stainless steel skillet over medium-high heat until nearly smoking.
- Add the burger patties and cook for 3-4 minutes, without disturbing, until browned.
- Use a spatula to flip the burgers over and place a slice of cheddar on each one. Cook for another 3-4 minutes, until the burgers are cooked through and cheese has melted.
- Place on sesame buns and top with the pickled red onions, Thousand Island Dressing, tomato, and lettuce.
- Serve with slapchips and enjoy!