Happy National Burger Day or as my son calls it "another made up day that gets him out of eating fish". I'm not kidding that is what he called it. I call it the easy dinner night so I was all up for it. Bring on the night! Besides the great thing about burgers is that you can put just about anything on them. I know one of the big things right now is the mac and cheese on the burger, personally I wouldn't and it sounds on the gross side, but that's just me. I like my burgers on the spicy side and when ordering generally go for something with jalapeños. How could I therefore not make a dish without them? I know my son won't eat the burger that I would make, his will just be hamburger with nothing. When I say nothing, I mean nothing. No salt, no pepper, no ketchup, no mustard, no nothing. Hamburger and bun and the bun is not toasted. How is this my son I ask sometimes. When he was little, he tried and liked just about everything. When did this happen? I couldn't even tell you. Just gradually over time he became this standard plain meat and taters kind of kid. I have tried everything to change him but to no avail. I have hope, we all should that one day in the far flung future, he will pick up a sauce and actually like it. The thought actually brings a small tear to the corner of my eye.
In the meantime however, I can offer up this recipe in hopes that he might in his early 30's or 40's find it and suddenly decide to try something a little less plain.
1 lb ground meat of your choice (lamb, beef, turkey, chicken)
1/2 Jalapeño, seeds removed and minced
3 cloves Garlic, minced
Slices of Red Onion
Salt and Pepper to taste
Buns (GF or regular)
1/2 cup Mayo of your choice (I use a Gluten Free Brand)
2 TBSP Sriracha
1 Lime, juiced
Mince the garlic and the 1/2 jalapeño and mix with the meat. Shape into patties, size and shape of your choice. Salt and pepper. If grilling make sure the meat is close to room temp, it cooks better that way.
Make the sauce.
Toast your buns (there's a joke here but I will forego it!)
Assemble! Here is a little hint and what I ended up doing and forgot to take pictures of. I made myself two thin patties. When I assembled mine the meat was on the outside (as if it were a bun) and everything else between the two pieces of meat. I then wrapped it in parchment paper. MMMMmmmmm meat buns. So good.
I cheated here big time. I bought a bag of frozen fries, fast food version (I swear that is what they said), placed some in a bag and sprayed with coconut oil, shook the bag. Then tossed in the minced garlic that you can buy in a jar because it has way more juice. Then tossed in fresh grated parmesan cheese and shook the bag again. I then cooked according to the directions on the bag.
Remember, enjoy like.
It's the one you have,