Burger Quest #1; Beef-Pork Burger and Back 2 Back

I love watching Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, it shows how simple food can be so delicious when done right, especially when everything is made from scratch. So in the show, they showcased all sorts of food. I know everyone has this thing about searching for the perfect steak, or perfect pasta or perfect pie etc but here I am looking for a keeper-recipe at home for a perfect burger. I shall call this Burger Quest and here is Burger Quest #1.

I wanted to make beef burgers cause #1; it’s a common dish and #2; because of nostalgia. I remember mom used to make homemade burgers for us all the time and she used beef but she didn’t really put much seasonings into the mix. I added pork to the beef because of the 80:20 rule, the beef was super lean, so by adding a bit of minced pork (with some fat), it will keep the patties moist and juicy on the inside.

If there’s anything I learned from the show, is that you mustn’t overcrowd a burger with too much condiments or sauce. Which is why I have this love-hate-relationship with Ramlee Burgers. Occasionally when you eat one, you’ll feel like it’s the best thing you’re gonna have for that week but when I’m not feeling so much love for it, I’ll be thinking, man….why put so much stuff and sauces on a burger that it feels like a hot mess. I especially hate it when you put cucumbers in a burger. Cucumbers are meant to cool something down that is too spicy so unless your burger is filled with like…hot peppers…I don’t see the logic for it.

I stuck to as basic as I possibly can with onions (I love onions), tomatoes, salad (to keep the sauces from glooping), a mustard mayo and just for tang; my homemade BBQ sauce which is purely optional but it goes so well with the burger in the end. I wanted the patty to be the star of the burger. I thought this attempt produced a yummy burger. Maybe not super-fantastic-delicious yet but decent and the meat was moist and juicy and not super-hard like those frozen burger patties. Hubster was like ‘meh‘ but continued eating….  :-x????. I shall revisit burger quest again and maybe try different combination of meats and condiments next time.

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6 Responses to “Burger Quest #1; Beef-Pork Burger and Back 2 Back”

  1. Hui Min says:

    This post makes me so hungry!!!! Looks so yummy Sharon! Can Josiah eat this too?

  2. Sharon, try salting the meat just before cooking. That way, the burger patty is more tender n juicy. I think patty + caramelized onion and mustard is just good. oh, good strong cheddar too.. don’t get the sliced n packed individually. Get those more orangey in colour.. it taste much better..

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