Thursday, February 3, 2011

A life-changing burger. No, really.

Here's a confession: I don't really like burgers that much. I mean, they're okay. Better than lima beans, for instance. But I wouldn't put them on my list of must-haves.

Unless they were this burger.

On Sundays, Ben and I have a little routine. I agree to watch (meaning sleep through) football if he'll watch America's Test Kitchen with me. Which works out fine for him, too, because he usually likes the kind of stuff they're making and it gives us good ideas for recipes.

This "Best Old-Fashioned Burger" is our best discovery yet. You grind your own meat (not difficult, I promise), loosely pat it together, melt a little cheese over it. And then your life changes as your tastebuds nearly explode with happiness.

At the ATK website, you can get a detailed recipe and a step-by-step video for the life-changing meal. (You have to give them your email address, but it's worth it.) One of the things I appreciate most about Christopher Kimball and company is that their recipes are incredibly well researched and communicated, so you know that you'll be able to follow the instructions--and your finished product will be good good good.

If you're looking for a side, I can recommend the Easier French Fries, from the same show. They are also delicious. (And, as you might expect, easy.) But be warned: Whatever you serve with these burgers is going to pale in the bright light of these mega-burger masterpieces.


Annie said...

That burger looks delicious. All of that cheesy goodness.

Will Mum let me grind the meat, or will it make a mess in the kitchen? Please keep in mind that your version of a mess is different than Mum's.

Also, how can you not like burgers? Everyone likes burgers. Our official family summer food is burgers. Sonic Burgers are wasted on you.

Anonymous said...

Hah! That video almost _exactly_ replicates an In N Out burger, down to a T.

They are in fact delicious, 'strue :)

delphcotecuisine said...

It looks just delicious!
Fantastic photo too

Memória said...

Wow. I watched the video, and I feel like making a burger right now that way. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I will be making this very soon.

Lacey @ dishfolio said...

Wow, this looks delicious! Great photos, too! We'd love to see your submissions at!

Melissa @IWasBornToCook said...

I LOVE burgers. And they absolutely MUST have raw onion. Yours looks perfect!

Jenn said...

America's Test Kitchen is one of my favorite shows. I'm very likely to try their recipes, because I trust them. Your picture of this burger is making my mouth water!