This is a gourmet burger with a difference! It is so good I can’t wait to make another.
There are a lot of great burgers out there but this has been my ‘go to’ recipe since I was at college in Sacramento.
The recipe is based on the famous Juicy Lucy burger. I’ve never tried one as it was developed at a restaurant on the other side of the country. But a college friend of mine from the east coast told me about it and we decided to try to come up with a similar gourmet burger.
One thing we didn’t do all those years ago was bake our own buns. I recommend making your own as they are so much fresher and spongier than anything available at the supermarket. I almost always do now and I’ve got a recipe for you here.
This gourmet burger just plain gets it. It oozes gorgeousness. Use the best 80%/20% beef mince you can find. Get yourself some goose fat and your favourite herbs and you are on your way to hamburger heaven.
I made these with strong cave aged Cheddar but you can use whatever cheese you like. My wife prefers a good Stilton. I love smoked applewood Cheddar.Try this with buffalo mozzarella for an Italian-Amercian touch.
Burgers are so much nicer with slow fried onions. I made sure they were on mine. Don’t forget to try them on yours.