The Amazing and Tasty Burgers

If we pose the question who should take the pedestal when it comes to sandwiches, the answer will be simple. No doubt, it is the burger. It is made of one or more cooked patties of ground meat which is usually beef and placed inside a sliced bun. The amount of eaten burgers per year in America is 50 billion burgers or 3 burgers a day per person. However, besides it's popularity, we trace the origin of the burger back to Germany in early 1800's. The oldest burger chain in America is Walter A. Anderson and E.W. Ingram's White Castle in 1921 who sold their burgers for 5 cents a piece.

Since we know that nobody can resist good burgers by the first mentioning of them, we give you 2 best burger recipes to try out.

 

Spiced Pork Burgers with Grilled Peppers and Provolone

Required ingredients:

- 4 hamburger buns

- 4 slices provolone cheese

- 1 clove of garlic

- 1 teaspoon red pepper

- 1-1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds

- 1-1/4 ground pork

- black pepper

- a pinch of salt

- 1 red onion

- 2 red bell peppers

- 2 tablespoons of olive oil

 

Preparation:

1. Heat the grill to medium-high heat. Once it' s hot, clean the grill grate with a wire brush. Just before grilling, oil the grate. Mix together the bell peppers, onion, oil and 1/4 teaspoon of both salt and black pepper in a medium bowl until coated. Cover and grill, turning from time to time. Grill the peppers for 5 to 7 minutes until charred and tender; the onion takes 12-14 minutes.

2. Scrape the charred skin from the peppers with a paring knife and wipe clean with paper towels. In a second medium bowl, gently mix together the pork, fennel seed, crushed red pepper, garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper with your hands until just combined. Form the pork mixture into four 3/4 inch-thick patties.

3. Use your fingers to make a shallow well in the top of each patty. Grill the burgers until fully cooked and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center registers 145° F, 8 to 10 minutes per side.

4. During the last 2 minutes of cooking, top the burgers with the provolone and cook, covered until the cheese melts. Grill the buns, split-side down, until toasted, 10 to 20 seconds. Stack the burgers, peppers, and onion between the buns.

 

Pesto Burgers

Required ingredients:

- 2 slices of mozzarella

- 1 tablespoon of olive oil

- 230 g of ground beef

- 2 lettuce leaves

- 4 slices of tomato

- 2 tablespoons of basil pesto

- 2 Italian rolls

 

Preparation:

1. Combine ground beef, salt, and half of the pesto in a bowl. Shape the ground beef into 2 thin oval patties. Brush olive oil on the cut side of each roll. Place the patties on a greased grill rack directly over medium temperature coals.

2. Grill the burgers 10 to 12 minutes or until the beef turns brown. Turn them over halfway through cooking.

3. Top each of the burger patties with a slice of mozzarella. Cover the grill, and continue grilling until the cheese melts. Place the rolls on the grill 1 to 2 minutes on each side until they are toasted.

4. Place lettuce on the toasted bread, and top each with the burger patties, tomato slices, and remaining pesto.

 

Whichever one you choose, they all taste amazing. Enjoy your delicious burger!