FOOD & TRAVEL
Summertime isn’t the only season we crave this American classic. Check out these new takes on this staple dinner option.
An Italian Twist
Liven up your standard beef patty with a few tablespoons of Parmesan cheese, fresh chopped garlic, and finely chopped parsley. Nix the American cheese for some rich and gooey mozzarella cheese. Serve your Italian creation on two slices of lightly grilled Texas Toast or hamburger bun rubbed with garlic butter.
Classic Burgers with a Twist
After Memorial Day hitseach year, it seems like burgers become a staple in most people’s diets. After a while, the taste of a traditional beef burger patty can get a bit old and your taste buds crave something exciting. Here are some ways to enjoy a burger with a delicious twist.
The Updated American
At your next barbecue, try this updated version of the classic burger – why completely reinvent the wheel? Mix ground beef and pork to form delicious, juicy patties. Serve with thinly sliced with red onion and crisp apple (I recommend using Granny Smith or Lady Alice apples). Serve on a toasted Kaiser bun with a thin coating of Dijon mustard.
Greek food doesn’t only mean gyros and stuffed grape leaves. Use ground lamb meat to serve as the base for your Greek burger. Stuff each patty with two tablespoons of feta. Top each burger with fresh tomato and red onion slices and serve on a toasted bun smeared with tzatziki sauce.
I’m always looking for new recipes. What’s your favorite way to spice up the classic American burger?