Do you ever just crave a good burger? There’s just something about the juicy meat, melted cheese, mayo, lettuce, tomato and onions that is just is so right.
I actually didn’t make my first homemade burgers until a couple years ago (it had always been Patrick’s domain on the grill) and to be completely honest, I was kind of shocked at how fast and easy they were – like seriously, done in 15 minutes start to finish. Shocking – right?! like in the best kind of fast, easy AND delicious way!
So my friend had a challenge for me…
He said he had tried many different burger recipes and they were all either too dry or too bland. He wanted a “traditional” burger that was super flavorful and moist and just straight up GOOD!
So Dave Todd, this one’s for you…
Now onto the challenge!
This burger IS super flavorful – infused with garlic, shallots, cumin, smoked paprika, oregano, salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce.
This burger IS straight up SUPER GOOD! Extra good from the toasted jalapeno cheese buns and barbecue mayonnaise! (still “traditional” flavors right? 🙂 ) The cheese and jalapenos are broiled on the buns, so not only do the buns get toasted, but the cheese bubbles to golden deliciousness and the jalapenos add the perfect extra “oomph” of flavor to the burger. The extra “oomph” of toasted cheese buns was all Patrick’s idea. He’s so extra cute when he gets creative in the kitchen!
The heat of the jalapenos (as little or as much as you would like) is balanced by the sweet and tangy barbecue mayonnaise which is mega creamy and somehow more than double the delicousness of both mayonnaise and barbecue sauce – I guess when you mix the two, exponential deliciousness happens!
Carlsbad Cravings Original