Anyhoo. We made burgers.
Burger Night is one of my favorite food nights because it involves a variety of toppings. Which means that no Burger Night is ever the same.
I thought I’d put together a little guide to Burger Night, so that you can enjoy one of your own!
Step 1: Buy some delicious 100% grass-fed (grass finished) ground beef. You could also use pastured turkey, but I secretly like beef burgers 10,000 times better than turkey burgers. That’s just me…
Step 2: Form your ground meat into whatever size burgers you desire. We usually do quarter pound burgers for grilling’s sake, but we’ve done half pounders too and let me tell you: they are biiiiiiig. You could add some spices to your burgers at this point if you wanted.
Step 3: Grill ’em up! Make sure not to start a grease fire…we did that once. We had a burger inferno on our hands….since then, I’ve learned to buy leaner ground beef…and to make M do all of the grilling.
Step 4: While your meats a grillin’, prepare your toppings and sides.
Step 4a: My favorite toppings include:
- guacamole (or just avocado)
- Fried eggs
- Portobello mushrooms
- caramelized onions
- Grilled peppers
- Sometimes extra sharp cheddar cheese…
- Other delicious things
Step 5: Top your burger.
Step 6: Eat it. Fork and knife are optional.
We had sautéed dinosaur kale and baked sweet potatoes with our burgers. My favorites! I learned how to saute vegetables in chicken broth without oil at the Whole Foods Store Tour. SO cool. AND delicious: the broth really adds a comforting flavor to the veggies…if that makes sense.
What are your favorite burger toppings?