Today I made a very exciting discovery. Are you ready for it?
After years of trying different seasoning combinations and cooking techniques, I realized (thanks to all the input I received on my Quest for the Perfect Burger post a few months back) that the secret to the perfect burger is actually IN THE MEAT! (I don’t know how I overlooked this most important part of a burger for so long!)
Josue was working out of town over the weekend and arrived home tonight. To welcome him home, I made him a special meal (full of carbs!) – burgers, corn on the cob and potato wedges. Instead of beef from the grocery store, I purchased freshly ground beef from Perry’s Meat Market in Tulsa. (It was definitely worth the $3.50/pound!) I lightly seasoned the beef with kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder, a little Worcestershire, and some grated onion. Since we don’t have a grill (getting one is on my bucket list), I cooked them to a perfect medium in my favorite iron skillet. And instead of regular buns, I used toasted ciabatta rolls.
Now that the secret is out, I can’t wait to experiment with the toppings. I think a mushroom swiss burger is on the menu next.