Let's get cooking shall we? There are endless possibilities for preparing all types of food with Cider- Stews, Entrees, Cookies, Pancakes...the list goes on! These easy step by step recipes will show you how it's done.
1 1/2 lb. Ground Beef, 85% (local if you can get it!)
1 Yellow Onion, sliced
2 Cloves Garlic, minced
1/4 c. Crispin Original + 2 Tbsp
1 Tbsp Worcestershire
2 Tsp Dijon Mustard
1/4 tsp Hot Sauce (Tapatio is my fave)
1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/2 tsp Kosher salt
1/4 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper
1 Tbs. Butter
1/2 tsp Sugar
Aged Cheddar, enough for 4 slices
1 Heirloom Tomato, sliced (or regular if you can't find it)
Buns of Choice
1) In a medium sauté pan over medium-high heat, add butter and allow to melt. Add in onions, and cook
until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Lower heat to med-low add the cider and continue cooking
until all the liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and set aside.
2) Heat your grill to high. Mix ground beef with the 1/4 c. Crispin, Worcestershire, dijon, hot sauce, garlic
powder and pepper. Make sure that everything is incorporated but be sure to not over mix. Form the
the hamburger into 4 equal patties, making a slight indent in the middle of each so they don't bulk up
in the middle as they cook. Sprinkle the patties with salt just before you toss em' on the grill. [If you
plan on holding the burgers for more than a minute or two, keep them in the fridge.]
3) The burger will let you know when to flip it; slightly pulling away from the grate and not threatening to
fall into pieces. Some people swear that you should only give it one flip, but test kitchens have proven
that there is little to no difference in the burger one way or the other. Just get it close to the desired
level of doneness and throw some cheese on it until melted. Let the finished burgers sit just a
moment or two before serving with a big slice of tomato and lettuce.
An easy trick to get your burgers all the same size (rather than weighing them), is to grab the lid to a circular tupperware or container and use it as a mold to form the patties. Et voila!
Served these burgers with a great summertime side- Elotes! They are so simple and super tasty. Great recipe here: http://www.thekitchn.com/templatehow-to-make-elote-at-h-92592